Tax Collector / Treasurer

While our offices are closed to the public, you can reach us by:

  • contacting our office at 781-698-4600
  • filling out our department's Contact Us form

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Select Board Votes to Extend Tax Payment Due Date to June 1, Waive Interest & Penalty Charges

The Tax Collector's Office has mailed all 4th quarter FY 2020 Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills. The original due date printed on the bill was May 1.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Lexington Select Board has voted to adopt the following local options available under Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020:
 
  1. The due date of your real and personal property tax bill has been extended to June 1, 2020. June 1, 2020 is the new due date even if the due date for payment on your previously mailed tax bill is May 1, 2020.
  2. The due date for applications for property tax exemptions, including senior tax deferrals under clause 41A, has been extended to June 1, 2020.  Please see additional details here.
  3. To waive interest and other penalties for late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment or apportionment thereof, water rate or annual sewer use or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after March 10, 2020 where payment is made late but before June 30, 2020.  Please see additional details here.

Read our full notice, which outlines specific exemptions.

If you have not received your tax bill, please contact the Collector's Office online or at 781-698-4600

Tax bills can be paid online.

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Description of Services

The Treasurer/Collector is appointed by the Town Manager and supervised by the Assistant Town Manager for Finance.  The Tax Collector and staff:

  • Issue over 100,000 bills each fiscal year, including real estate and personal property taxes (quarterly), motor vehicle excise tax (annually) and water and sewer charges (semi-annually). 
  • Process parking ticket payments and issue refunds for abatements granted by the Board of Assessors.  
  • Pursue timely collection of all bills and maintain a collection rate of over 98% of property tax bills. 
  • Establish and maintain Tax Title accounts on delinquent real estate tax accounts.  

The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, investment and disbursement of all Town funds.  The Treasurer and office staff:

  • Manage all town bank accounts;
  • Conduct both short term and long term borrowing for the Town;
  • Invest available funds;  and
  • Manage School Student Activity Accounts, specialized bank accounts set up for each elementary and secondary school for the processing of collection and spending of funds supplied by the students for their extracurricular activities.
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