Municipal Lien Certificate Fee

Please send all MLC requests to:

City of Fall River Tax Collector
One Government Ctr
Fall River, MA 02722

You may also apply for MLC’s online at www.invoicecloud.com/fallriverma

Applications for municipal lien certificates are processed through the Collector’s office. This certificate shows the amount of taxes and other assessments, including water rates and charges that are outstanding as of a certain date. Shown below is the related ordinance and fee schedule.

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Fall River, as follows:

That Chapter 2 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Fall River, Massachusetts, 1999, which chapter relates to Administration, be amended, by inserting in proper numerical order, the following new Section 2-510 to read as follows:

Section 2-510 Municipal Lien Certificates

The fee schedule for a municipal lien certificate under M.G.L.A., Chapter 60, Section 23 is hereby established pursuant to M.G.L.A. Chapter 40, Section 22F as follows:  The fee for a municipal lien certificate for land less than one acre upon which there is not permanent structure, fifty dollars, for land upon which is situated no more than a single family residence and outbuildings, fifty dollars; for land upon which is situated no more than a two family residence and outbuildings, fifty dollars; for land upon which is situated no more than three family residence and outbuildings, fifty dollars; for land upon which is situated a residence for four or more families, one hundred dollars; for land upon which is situated commercial, industrial or public utility structure, one hundred dollars; for farms, forest land and all other real estate, one hundred dollars.  In no case shall the fee exceed one half of one percent of the assessed value of the real estate and all funds so received shall be paid into the city’s general fund.

In City Council, July 15,2008

Passed to be ordained

Approved, July 17, 2008

Robert Correia, Mayor

Land less than 1 acre with no permanent structure:  $50.00 fee

Single to 3 Family residence and outbuildings:  $50.00 fee

Four or more families:  $100.00 fee

Commercial, industrial or public utility storage:  $100.00 fee

Farms, forest land and all other real estate:  $100.00 fee