Town Collector

The Town Collector is responsible for the collection real estate and personal taxes and other assessments levied by the town including the town's Water District.  Tax notices are sent to all individuals or entities, whether they are residents of the town or not, of the amount of taxes owed.  Notices to those that have been assessed are directed to where they have resided on January first of the year in which the tax was assessed.

In addition the Collector has the added responsibility of collecting taxes owed.  Collected taxes and interest are paid over to the Town Treasurer along with an account of all charges and fees collected.

Payments can be made by check, cash or "Tax Online Bill-Pay" at  Unibank's UniPay.


  • $25 payable to Town of Ashfield
  • Mail to: Town of Ashfield, PO Box 560, Ashfield, MA 01330
  • Please be sure to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for the document by return mail.

Property Tax

The fiscal year for real estate and personal tax covers the period from July 1 to June 30.

QuarterIssue DateDue Date
FirstJuly 1August 1
SecondOctober 1November 1
ThirdJanuary 1February 1
FourthApril 1May 1

If the normal due date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the actual due date is the next business day. Payments must be received in the Tax Collector's office on or before the due date to be considered on time.  Any bills received in the office after the due date will have interest added to the bill and will continue to accrue daily at a rate of 14% per annum until paid. The postmark date is NOT considered the date of receipt.

It is important that the Board of Assessors' office is notified as soon as ownership or mailing address changes occur.  This is important so that the tax notices are sent to the proper owner or to the correct mailing address to ensure that they are received in a timely manner.  Taxes continue to be due on the required dates.

The fiscal year rate is assessed per $1000 of property assessed value.  The tax rate is shown on the Board of Assessors' website.