Tax Liens and UCC Filings

Tax Liens

State Tax Liens and Releases are received in the Office of the Town Clerk from the Department of Revenue. It is very important that we receive our Book and Page numbers to complete the release. When the lien or release is received, it is time stamped, a copy is filed in the Clerk's office and a copy is returned to the State Department of Revenue.

UCC Filing

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) as adopted in Massachusetts provides a means of perfecting a secured interest (Lien) in real estate or personal property that is offered as collateral. If the property is located within the Town, a record of the lender's interest must be filed with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, UCC Division, 17th Floor, 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108. Once filed, the lien serves as notice that the identified property is subject to an encumbrance or competing claim. A lien must be renewed every five years to remain effective.