Treasurer-Collector’s Office

The mission of the Treasurer-Collector’s office is to serve, in accordance with Massachusetts General Law, as a responsible steward of the City’s funds, deposits, investments and disbursements, to collect all municipal funds and to provide friendly, efficient service to every customer doing business with the City of New Bedford.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

City payments may also be made at City Hall, Room 101, the Department of Public Infrastructure, 1105 Shawmut Avenue or any BayCoast Bank. Must have payment stub when making in-person payments.

Pay online at– PAY BILLS.

Treasury – The Treasury maintains custody of all municipal funds, including operating funds, stabilizations, trusts, enterprise, investments and all other funds not specifically allocated to other agencies by general law or special act. The Treasury department manages and oversees all city debt.

Collection – The Collection Department holds the responsibility for collecting taxes, including excise, and all other accounts due to the City, including payments for departmental billing and water/sewer usage.

Tax Title – The Tax Title Division has the responsibility of collecting delinquent tax accounts for the city, establishing repayment agreements, betterment payments and payoffs, foreclosing and auctioning properties, processing MLC’s, as well as overseeing the City’s Side Yard Program and bankruptcy proceedings.

NB Taxes 2021 FINAL

FY20 Tax Lien Taking

S&P Rating 2019 – New Bedford

Moody’s Credit Opinion 2018

S&P Rating 2018 – New Bedford

Notice of Tax Taking

New Bedford Benefits from Favorable Credit

Wall Street Upgrades City of New Bedford

Moody’s Rating Report April 2017

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services April 2017

New Bedford Final for Bond Sale