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Tax Collector / Treasurer's Department

Wendy Hatch - Tax Collector/Treasurer

Town Hall, First Floor,
298 Central Street,
Saugus, MA 0l906
Phone: 781-231-4135


The role of the Collector/Treasurer's Office within the Town of Saugus is two fold. The Collector's Office is responsible for the collection of all taxes such as Real Estate, Personal Property, Motor Vehicle Excise, and Boat Excise, as well as, Water and Sewer user charges. To do this, the Collector's Office issues tax bills and water/sewer bills accordingly:

Real Estate Tax Bills 42,000 annually
Personal Property Tax Bills 3,000 annually
Water/Sewer Bills 17,000 annually
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills 27,000 annually

In addition, during Fiscal 2000 the Town Collector recorded tax takings (liens) on 25 parcels and foreclosed on 6 parcels of land with a book value of $39,905.10

The Treasurer's Office is responsible for receiving, recording, and investing approximately $40m in funds resulting from the collection of taxes, water/sewer charges, as well as, other various types of fees collected by other Town offices. Those may include, but are not limited to, state receipts, grants, licensing and permitting fees, filing fees, violations, school lunch receipts, scholarships, or donations. The Treasurer reports all cash received to the Town Accountant who then uses that information in preparation the Town's operating budget.

The following report outlines the total amount collected during Fiscal 2000 on accounts receivable as well as investment earnings.

Respectfully submitted,

Wendy A. Hatch

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