The Collector's Office

The Collector’s office's primary responsibility is to collect real estate, personal property and motor vehicle excise tax, as well as water, sewer, and waste management fees that appear on the combined utility bill. The city operates on a fiscal year which runs from July 1 to June 30.

The office also processes miscellaneous payments to the city such as out of district tuition payments to Westfield Technical Academy. The office bills and collects fees for off duty police officers that work details on various construction projects throughout the city. The office helps taxpayers resolve problems with their payments, prepares municipal lien certificates and processes payments from other city departments. The office also processes refunds where appropriate. The office works closely with the Treasurer's Office and the Law Department for the collection of overdue taxes up to and including auctions of properties that the city has foreclosed upon.


1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Real Estate Tax Bills


The 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Real Estate Tax Bills were issued on July 1, 2017.
These bills were due on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

2nd Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Real Estate Tax Bills


The 2nd Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Real Estate Tax Bills will be issued on October 1, 2017.
These bills are due on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Payments


Payments can be made online by using the City's Pay Online feature or by mailing your payment using the enclosed envelope. You may also pay in person at the Collector's Office in room 105 of City Hall - 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085.

Any payments received after the payment due date are subject to statutory interest at the annual interest rate of 14% per Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59 Section 57.

Municipal Lien Certificates


The cost for Municipal Lien Certificates is $25.00.  Please complete the request form here.

Please note that the City now accepts payment by electronic check (e-check) for a fee of only $0.25.