The Treasurer/Collector reports to the Town Administrator who reports to the Board of Selectmen. The town Treasurer plays a vital role in the management of Dover’s town finances. The Treasurer is responsible for collecting all assessed taxes, including motor vehicle, excise, real estate and personal property taxes. Investing of town general funds and trust funds is also the responsibility of the Treasurer.
Contacting the Treasurer/Collector
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-1pm
Office Location: 2nd Floor of Town House
Phone #: 508-785-0032 ext. 228
Fax #: (508) 785-0457
P.O. Box 250
Dover, MA 02030
|Treasurer-Collector||Gerard R. Lane Jr.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant Treasurer-Collector||Gavin Fiskeemail@example.com|
|Collection Assistant||Patty Bookerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities
There shall be a Treasurer/Collector appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a one-year term. The Treasurer/Collector shall give bond satisfactory to the Board of Selectmen. The Treasurer/Collector’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in M.G.L. ch. 41, §§ 35-38A and ch. 44, § 2. Whenever it shall be necessary to execute any deed conveying Town land, the same shall be executed with the approval of the Board of Selectmen by the Treasurer/Collector on behalf of the Town. No Town order shall be paid to any person whose taxes are unpaid.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are Real Estate tax bills due?
Tax bills are issued quarterly and are based upon Dover’s fiscal year which begins July 1. The due dates for the payments are August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st. Interest accrues at 14% for all overdue Real Estate tax payments.
What is the charge for overdue bills?
Overdue bills are charged the interest rate of 14%.
I sold the property. Why do I still get tax bills in my name?
Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are assessed to the owner of record as of January 1st. If the property is sold, the tax bills cannot be changed until the following fiscal year. The original owner should forward a copy of the tax bill to the new owner.
My mortgage company pays my tax bill. Can you bill them directly?
The law specifies that bills be sent to the owner of record at the Registry of Deeds. Often mortgages are sold or homeowners refinance the property, which can result in an overdue bill. Homeowners should forward a copy of the bill to the Escrow department at their bank/mortgage company.
If I mail my bill before the due date but you receive it after the due date is the postmark date accepted?
No. Bills must be received before the due date. Please allow time for delivery.
How much is the charge for a municipal lien certificate?
I just found an old bill. What should I do?
Call the Treasurer to see if the balance is still owed. (508) 785-0032 ext. 228.
I lost my W2. How do I get a replacement?
Contact the Treasurer. They will order one from the payroll service. It will cost $7.50. (508) 785-0032 ext. 228.
What kind of tax relief programs are available for abatements and exemptions?
Contact the Assessor’s Office for information. (508) 785-0032 ext. 241