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Municipal Lien Certificate Requests


Municipal Lien Certificates (MLC) is a legal document that lists taxes and assessments owed on a parcel. These documents are usually requested for the preparation of a purchase or refinance of a property for the protection of the property owner.
  • One MLC Request required for each Parcel
  • Please  email or call the Tax Collector's office at 978-597-1702 for any information you need to complete the MLC request
  • Click  here for MLC Request Form (please print, complete, & follow instructions)
or Mail MLC request Form to: Attn: Tax Collector, Town of Townsend 272 Main Street Townsend, MA 01469 - 1519
>>>Please do NOT mail to our Lockbox Service.<<<
Effective 5/29/15 the Tax Collector's PO BOX 602 has been closed, please use street address listed above.

Written requests MUST include:
  • Current Property Owner(s) Names; Parcel Location and Parcel ID: Map-Block-Lot; current legal Deed reference book & page; and identify type of transaction (purchase or refinance)
  • Requestor contact information and phone #
  • A pre-paid fee of $25.00 for each parcel request (make checks payable to TOWN OF TOWNSEND)
  • A self-addressed/stamped return envelope
  • Note if it is a Refinance, New Purchase, or Foreclosure

Town of Townsend, 272 Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469 (978) 597-1700
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