Treasurer / Collector

Responsibilities
The Division of Treasury Management / Collections is headed by a Town Treasurer / Collector, appointed by the Director of Finance, subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen. The Town Treasurer / Collector is responsible for the following general duties:
  • Acquire rate bids to ensure beneficial borrowing rates
  • Provide reconciliation services on all bank accounts
  • Balance all monthly receipts with bank statements
  • Invest all town funds
  • Collect and deposit all tax title payments

In addition, the Town Treasurer / Collector shall have all other powers and authority which are given by general law to Town Treasurers and Town Collectors. Learn more on the Finance Department page.

Exact Bill Payments
The fastest and easiest way to make payments is by using our lockbox. Payments made through the lockbox must be for the exact amount of the bill being paid, and should not include correspondence of any kind. Simply place payments in the return envelope enclosed with your bill, addressed to:
 
Town of Canton
P.O. Box 529
Medford, MA 02155

General Correspondence & Other Payments
General correspondence or payments that include correspondence, such as address changes, or that are not for the exact amount of the bill being paid should be sent to:
 
Town of Canton
 801 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021

Due Dates
Canton is on a quarterly billing cycle for real estate and personal property taxes. The due dates are:
  • Payment 1 - August 1st
  • Payment 2 - November 1st
  • Payment 3 - February 1st
  • Payment 4 - May 1st
Fees
Municipal Lien Certificates
  • $50 for a Residential Certificate
  • $100 for a Commercial Certificate
Demands & Warrants
  • $10 for an Excise / Real Estate / Personal Property Demand
  • $10 for an Excise Warrant
Other Fees
  • $20 for an Excise Registry Marked Fee
  • $29 for a Deputy Collector Fee