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Office of the Treasurer/Collector
Town Hall
41 Highland Ave
Cohasset MA 02025
781-383-4102
Fax: 781-383-0109

Treasurer/Collector:
Paula Linhares, plinhares@cohassetma.org
781.383.4102 x 110

Staff Contacts:
Sandra Parnell, sparnell@cohassetma.org
781.383.4102 x 111

Linda Litchfield, llitchfield@cohassetma.org
781.383.4102 112

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Services:
The Treasurer/Collector’s office is responsible for the issuance of and collection of the following bills:

         Real estate 
         Personal property 
         Water & Sewer 
         Automobile excise 
         Boat excise

These bills can be paid at UniPay Online

Other Treasurer/Collector functions include:

  • issuance of municipal lien certificates
  • initiating liens against delinquent taxpayers & foreclosures 
  • preparation of lien redemptions
  • payroll administration and preparation
  • administration of Town's employee benefit program
  • maintenance of Town's banking relationships
  • debt and cash management activities
  • investment of Town funds

Important tax Information:

Real estate and personal property tax bills:

  • Cohasset operates using a fiscal year – July1 through June 30.
  • Tax bill payments are due are on a quarterly basis – August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1.
  • Interest and penalties may be charged for late payments.

Motor vehicle excise tax bills:

  • Bills are mailed when billing data is mailed from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • Vast majority of bills are mailed in February.
  • Interest and Penalties may be charged for late payments.
  • License and registration renewals may be held up due to late payments.

Water bills:

  • Bills are mailed four (4) times per year: August, November, February and May.
  • Payment is due within 30 days of mailing.
  • Interest and penalties may be charged for late payments.
  • Unpaid water bills are liened over to Real Estate 3rd Quarter bills in early December.