The Treasurer/Collector's Office is responsible for managing municipal finances which includes depositing, investing, and dispersing municipal funds as well as managing banking services and the issuance of debt. The Office also manages personnel files and payroll along with managing employee benefits. The Office performs administrative, supervisory, and technical work in connection with the collection of all taxes due in the town.
Tax Biling Overview
Please be aware that by Massachusetts State Law ALL tax bills are due on or before the due date listed on the bill. Allow for mailing time, bills are considered paid on the date they are received by the Tax Office we DO NOT go by postmark. By state law, interest is charged on any and all late payments - even bills that have never been received.
Please e-mail or call the Collector's Office to request a copy of the bill.
Please notify the Assessor's Office if your mailing address has changed or you are a new property owner. We can update the mailing address for real estate, personal property, and water/sewer tax bills. The mailing address for motor vehicle excise tax bills must be changed through the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
- Demand Fee: $10.00
- MLC Fee: $25.00
Stockbridge partners with Unipay to offer online payment of real estate, personal property, sewer/water, and excise bills online via the Unipay portal unipaygold.unibank.com
All checks must be made to the Town of Stockbridge and mailed to:
Town of Stockbridge
Attn: Collector Office
PO Box 417
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Please note that checks mailed to 50 Main Street may be returned – you MUST include PO Box 417.
Please use only blue or black ink when filling out the check and write clearly. Please reference your bill number and type of bill (real estate, personal property, sewer/water, motor vehicle, etc.) in the memo.
There is a drop box by the front door and one by the back entrance that payments may be left in after hours.
Bank Payment Check
Please note if you are using your bank’s online bill pay, you must indicate on your check the correct bill number and type of bill you are paying. If I am unable to identify the bill you are attempting to pay, your payment will be returned.
Cash is accepted only in person Monday-Friday 9am-4pm at the Tax Office however there is no change available so please bring exact cash. DO NOT mail cash or leave it in the drop box.
Real Estate & Personal Property Tax
Stockbridge bills semi-annual for real estate and personal property taxes.
The due dates are generally on 11/1 and on 5/1.
New Owners: Please be aware that the real estate bill will be issued in care of you however the previous owner's name will remain on the bill for at least 1 year as required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 59, Section 11.
Note: Personal property is assessed as of January 1st of each bill and is billed in areas. Personal property is assessed as 2% of the building value. (i.e. The assessed owner on January 1, 2023 will be responsible for payment of the entire fiscal year of 2024. At the end of the fiscal year 2024 (June 30, 2024) the personal property account will be deleted from the billing system and no future bills will be issued).
Sewer & Water Tax
Stockbridge bills semi-annual for sewer/water taxes.
A final read can be obtained by e-mailing: dpw [at] stockbridge-ma.gov or calling 413-298-5506.
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax
Motor vehicle excise taxes are billed annually and usually sent out at the beginning of the year. If the bill remains unpaid after the due date, a demand notice is sent. After the demand notice is sent and the bill is still unpaid, we transfer the responsibility of collection to our Deputy Tax Collector – Kelley & Ryan who then sends out a warrant to collect. Once we transfer the responsibility of collection, we can no longer accept payments. The payments must either be made online through Kelley & Ryan City Hall Systems (kelleyryan.com) or sent to their office:
Kelley & Ryan Deputy Tax Collector
P.O. Box 203
Milford, MA 01757
Meals & Rooms Tax Information
Meals Tax Effective date was 10/1/15 Local Tax Option Effective Dates & Rates (state.ma.us)
Rooms Tax Effective date was 10/1/21 Room Tax & Impact Fee Effective Dates & Rates (state.ma.us)
PO Box 417
50 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262