The purpose of the Treasurer/Collector’s Office is to provide secure and accurate collection of all taxes and committed bills to us by the Assessors. We will persevere in treating all taxpayers with equity and take all necessary steps allowable by law to collect on all past due accounts. The Collector’s staff is committed to providing our customers with up-to-date information on their accounts in an effective and efficient manner – using guidelines established by the Department of Revenue, the State, and local City Ordinances.

We are accountable for receipt and investment of all City Revenue and custodian of all additional funds including stabilization funds, trust funds, tax title and foreclosure accounts. Our goal is to receive the highest possible return with the lowest possible risk.

We coordinate adequate funds to cover current obligations. We administer funds on behalf of the City to ensure all City Council requirements, such as payment on bonds, notes, payroll, and warrants are paid in a timely manner. The Treasurer works closely with the CFO in the issuing of both short-term and long-term debt.
In addition, we oversee the City’s payroll.

Our goal is to serve our residents and colleagues in a professional and courteous manner.

The Treasurer/Collector’s office will make a great effort to continue to provide various, secure ways for customers to make a payment. Whether in person, by mail, over the phone, or online, our goal is to ensure everyone has an equitable opportunity to make timely payments on all bills. We will continue to prudently invest all City funds in order to maximize yields while maintaining adequate liquidity and ensuring compliance with Massachusetts General Laws, City of Lynn ordinances, and any other applicable financial mandates.