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Chickens and rabbits.
They are not allowed.
You can get a Building Permit by going into our website at clintonma.gov.
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Please call the Clinton Senior Center at 978-733-4747 or visit us at The Clinton Senior Center (271 Church St. Clinton, MA. 01510)
Please review New Passenger Information Packet.
eBill is an electronic bill payment service which allows bill payers an easy and secure method to pay bills online. eBill is a service offering from MCC (Metropolitan Communications, LLC).
Registering is easy and requires minimal information from you.
You can pay current real estate, personal property, motor vehicle excise, and water / sewer bills. If you have a past due tax bill you must contact the Tax Collector's Office directly for a payment amount.
eBill currently accepts payments by ACH (electronic check) from a checking or savings account. Payments are also available by using your debit or credit card (American Express and Discover). Other charge card options will be offered by eBill in the future.
There are no signup costs or subscription fees for using eBill. The convenience fee when using an ACH transfer (electronic check) from your checking or savings account is $0.25 per transaction.
The convenience fee when using credit cards is a percentage-based fee that varies depending on the card you use. The convenience fee is automatically calculated based upon the type of credit card used and the dollar amount of the bill being paid. Please refer to the payment calculator found on the eBill website.
There are no fees imposed by MCC for returned payments, however your bank may charge you a fee based on the bank's fee schedule.
When making a payment with ACH or credit cards you will incur a convenience fee, it pays for the processing of the transaction. The Town of Clinton receives only your tax payment amount. Any convenience fee and/or transaction fee will appear as a separate charge on your bank or credit card statement.
No, we are only permitted to accept credit card payments online via eBill.
Yes, eBill offers that service for both ACH and credit card payments. For ACH payments, you just have to make sure that you have enough funds in your account on the date you have scheduled the funds to be disbursed. For credit card payments, you just have to make sure that you have enough available credit in your account on the date you have scheduled the funds to be charged.
The Collector's office (978-365-4123) can answer most questions, but if you are having trouble registering for eBill, please call eBill's customer service center at 978-562-6349.
The facilities department is located in Town Hall on the second floor.
The office is open from 8 am to 4 pm weekdays.
The Facilities and Grounds department oversees all town owned property and grounds including school properties and grounds.
You can sign yourself or a family member up for Meals on Wheels (MOW) by calling Montachusett Opportunity Council at:
OR you can visit the Montachusett Opportunity Council website at https://www.mocinc.org/
Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) is located in Fitchburg:
601 River Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
The monthly benefit depends on the living situation and special needs of the applicant as well as the income he or she receives from all sources. Please contact the Clinton Veteran Services Office for questions and/or an eligibility evaluation.
For veteran services benefits, a veteran is any person who has actively served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or full-time national guard duty and received a discharge under honorable conditions.
Every person operating a motor vehicle which is involved in an accident in which any person is killed or injured or in which there is damage in excess of one thousand dollars to any one vehicle or other property shall, within five days after such accident, report in writing to the registrar on a form approved by him (RMV Motor Vehicle Crash Report) and send a copy thereof to the police department having jurisdiction. Such report shall not be required during the period of incapacity of any person who is physically incapable of making a report.
MA RMV Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report
Massachusetts open burn season will begin on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and runs to May 1, 2019. Permission to burn will be issued on a daily basis, to obtain permission please contact the Clinton Public Saftey Dispatch Center at (978) 365-4165 option 0. Fire Department Personnel will determine conditions for burning for the day. Hours for open burn are 10 am to 4 pm. More information on rules and regulations for open burns can be found on mass.gov.
Open Brush Burning Permits are issued on a daily basis during the burning season only. To obtain permission to burn please call at (978) 365-4165 Option 0 to reach Public Safety Dispatch Center. Permission to burn for the day will begin at 10:00 am with all open brush burning to be extinguished by 4:00 pm daily. For more information on open burning rule and regulations please visit the mass.gov Open Burning Safety page.
Please view the Trash & Recycling Regulations for more information.
Email or Call Public Works to begin or end service.
Paper, Cardboard, Glass, Aluminum Cans, Plastics (#1 - #7)
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100% of full and fair cash value.
The courts have defined this phrase to mean "current market value", the price arrived at by a willing buyer and a willing seller, each with a good knowledge of the market and each acting without undue pressure or compulsion. Thus, in determining value, assessors seek to approximate what property would sell for on the open market, within an acceptable range of error.
Go to Assessment Data Tab or, if you need certified owner information you can either:
All properties listed on the Assessing website are sorted by street address, owners name or by map, block, lot and unit number.
The combination of the map, block, lot and unit (MBLU) is a unique parcel identifier assigned to each individual property in the Town of Clinton. For example, Map 2, Block 24, Lot 825 and Unit A (referred to as MBLU 2/24/825/A) uniquely identifies the parcel located at 1300 Main Street in Clinton.
You may download the change form under the forms tab and submit it to the Board of Assessors.
You must file between January 1 and February 1 of the tax year, or within 30 days of the mailing date as shown on the tax bill.
However, you should ask yourself three questions before filing for an abatement:• Is the data on my property correct?• Is my value in line with others on my street?• Is my value in line with recent sale prices in my neighborhood?The Assessors will be happy to assist you in determining whether your assessment is fair and equitable.
You can file an application with the Board of Assessors:
242 Church StreetClinton, Massachusetts 01510
Tax bills are mailed four times a year.
The quarterly tax payments are due on the following dates:
The bills are sent 30 days prior to these due dates. Payments are due thirty days from the date the tax bill is issued.
Please send your payment and remittance slip to:Town of ClintonTax Collector242 Church StreetClinton, Massachusetts 01510Please make checks payable to: Town of Clinton. If you do not have a remittance slip, for proper crediting, please write the parcel ID (Map, Block, Lot and Unit) on the check and include the property location and owner’s name. To obtain a receipt, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and both portions of the bill with the payment.
You should request a duplicate tax bill by calling the Collectors Office at 978-365-4123.
Tax payments must be received on or before the due date to avoid interest charges. If payment is not made within 30 days of the original date of mailing, the account will begin to accrue interest at the rate of 14% per annum, computed from the date the bill was due. A demand notice will be sent and a demand fee of $5 is charged against the account. If the account remains outstanding 14 days after the issuance of the demand notice, a warrant notice is sent. The warrant fee is $9. Please note that demand and warrant notices are sent only on the third and fourth quarter bills. If the account remains delinquent after June 30 of the fiscal year, a tax lien (a legal claim placed on property for debt) is placed on the property and is recorded with the Worcester County Registry of Deeds. In addition, the property is placed in the tax title system. A tax lien is the first step in the foreclosure process. All taxes, costs and interest must be paid to prevent foreclosure.
If your taxes are escrowed by a bank or mortgage company, you will want to ensure that they make timely payment. Most banks and mortgage companies subscribe to a tax service that will notify them directly of the amount they need to pay for your taxes. However, if you have recently purchased, refinanced, or have a mortgage company that does not subscribe to a tax service, it will be up to you to notify them by forwarding your tax bill to them. Do not change your mailing address on your tax bill to be sent directly to the mortgage company. It will impede you from receiving proper notice of unpaid taxes. You may request that your mortgage company receive a duplicate tax bill if necessary by emailing us.
Under state law, failure to receive a bill does not affect the validity of the tax or any interest or fines incurred due to late payment(s). It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to secure his/her tax bill when one is not received. You can request a duplicate tax bill by calling the Collector Office at 978-365-4123. The Collectors Office will mail you a remittance slip on request. However, the request must be received early enough to allow sufficient time to avoid late charges.
New owners will be automatically updated by the Assessor’s Office upon receipt of a copy of the recorded deed from the Registry of Deeds. If the sale is very close to a tax due date, you may call the Collectors Office at 978-365-4123 for a remittance slip to be sent to you. The Collector of Taxes is required by Massachusetts General Law to issue the bill to the assessed owner as of January 1. The Assessors will amend the property records to show a “care of” owner on the second line of the bill, the postal service should deliver the bill to the care of owner. The old owners name will automatically be removed on the next January 1 billing cycle.
Although the tax bill will bear the name of the assessed owner as of January 1, the new owner is responsible for all taxes once the sale of the property is finalized. The amount of tax owed by the old owner is determined at the time of closing and is typically deducted from the selling price. Once this deduction is made, the new owner must pay all bills, as they become due in order to avoid collection actions, including foreclosure. The lawyers assisting each party should already have investigated any outstanding taxes and obtained a Municipal Lien Certificate. Once the agreement is made, the new owner is obligated to pay any outstanding taxes due on the property.
If you receive a bill after the sale, please forward it to the new owner immediately as it is his/her responsibility to make payment.
If your check is returned due to insufficient funds, absence of signature, or technical error, the account will have the same status as an 'unpaid' account. You will receive notice from the Collector of Taxes notifying you of the insufficient funds. As provided by law, a penalty charge of $25 will be assessed to your tax account for each bad check received, in addition to any other fees and interest applicable. You will be required to make payment by cash, certified check, or money order within 10 days.
If you or your mortgage company have paid the tax bill and for some reason you receive a demand notice for non-payment of the tax due, you must provide proof of payment. Please call us at 978-365-4123 for the requirements.
A refund check is issued to a taxpayer who has a credit balance on their bill, provided that they supply the Town with the proper information and they have no other outstanding taxes due and payable to the Town.
If the credit was caused by overpayment, a request for refund should be accompanied by a copy of the canceled checks (front and back) for the fiscal year(s) in which the credit(s) exist. If the property has recently been purchased or refinanced, please also include a copy of the HUD Settlement Statement, which lists the details of the taxes paid at the closing.
If the credit was caused by abatement, the refund will automatically be issued unless the property has changed hands during the fiscal year. When the credit on a real estate bill is a result of an abatement, the refund total may include 8% interest. The refund interest is calculated from the abatement date or the due date of the tax (whichever is later), to the issue date of the refund.
The refund will usually be returned to the record owner. If the property has been sold during the fiscal year to a new owner, the date of transfer (deed date) and the information on the HUD Settlement Statement will determine who is eligible for the refund. If you have any questions, please email us.
Questions about valuation or abatement requests can be directed to the Assessors Office at 978-365-4117. Questions about payments or balances can be directed to the Tax Collector at 978-365-4123.
Both parties must appear at the Clerk's Office together. There is a 3 day waiting period, and you must get married within 60 days.
Yes, Massachusetts State law says there is a 3 day waiting period after filing for the Marriage Intention. The license is then good for 60 days to get married.
No, there several things you must do after getting married. First obtain a certified a copy or copies of your marriage certificate from the Town Clerk's office, it will have your new last name on it. You then need to visit the Social Security website or office to fill out an application for a new Social Security card. Once you receive your new card you may then go the Registry of Motor Vehicles with your marriage certificate and Social Security card in hand and have your license changed to your new name. From then on you'll use your marriage certificate, new Social Security card and new license to change banks accounts, employer, post office, utility companies, insurance companies (auto, home, life), doctor offices, voter registration, investment accounts providres, passports, etc.
Persons conducting a business under any title other than the true name of the person, partnership or corporation, must file a Business Certificate (DBA) in the community where an office of the business is situated.
You must be 18 years of age or older to file a business certificate
If there is more than one owner, both must be present to sign the form or the signature can be notarized.
Certificates are good for 4 years and the fee is $30.00 cash or check
If you provide worker's compensation we will need the name of the provider, your policy# or self -insurance license #and expiration date.
You can register in person at the Town Clerk's Office, our hours are 8-4, or you can fill out a Mail In Voter Registration Form and mail it to our office. You can also visit www.registertovote.com for more information and printable voter registration form. Please make sure you complete the registration forms as thoroughly as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office 978-365-4119.
Yes, the deadline to register to vote for an election must be done 20 days prior to election day. Any registration forms received after the 20 days will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming election, but will be eligible to vote in all future elections.
You have to be 18 years old to register to vote. However, you are able to pre-register to vote when you are 16, on your 18th birthday you will be automatically registered.
All dogs 6 months and older must be registered with the Town Clerk's Office by April 1st of each year. A $10.00 fine will be added after April 1st.
You will need an updated copy of their rabies certificate and cash or check
Neutered or Spayed $10.00 Intact $15.00
You can also mail in a copy of the rabies certificate, along with a check for the amount due and a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will mail the license to you.
The fee for a dog license for intact dog is $15, if the dog is neutered/spayed its $10. After April 1st there will a late fee of $10 added to the total of the license cost.
Yes, you can mail in a copy of the rabies certificate, a check made out to the Town of Clinton for the amount due, a self addressed envelope and we will mail the license to you.
You will need to bring an updated copy of the dog's rabies certificate with your correct information (name address, phone number) on it. The previous years license is not available, a new copy of the certificate needs to brought in every year. Along with the fee $10 (spayed or neutered) or $15 (intact.)
Yes, please bring in the current year dog registration from the old town, a copy of the updated rabies certificate and we will register your dog at no charge.
"The owner or keeper of a licensed dog all cause it to wear around its neck or body a collar or harness...to which shall be securely attached a tag..." Information on the license is considered to be public by Massachusetts General Law.
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Your Trash & Recycling is picked up on the same day by different trucks at different times.
Click the Schedule to view your pickup day.
SINGLE FAMILY PROPERTIES
MULTI FAMILY RESIDENCE
Please see attached pdf
The Clinton Senior Center Van Hours of Operation are 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM Monday-Friday
Clinton Senior Center Van Services through the WRTA
In Town- Monday-Friday, Trips are “no fee” for Clinton seniors and those w/ disabilities.
Out of Town- Monday- Lancaster / Sterling, ($3.50 fee) & Leominster ($4.00 fee)
(Please schedule your appointment times between 9 am-12 pm)
Out of Town- Tuesday-Bolton Primary Care Physicians only
(Please book your appointments between 9 am and 12:00 pm ($3.50 fee)
Out of Town- Wednesday and Friday- Worcester ($4.50 fee)
Yes, both WRTA vans are equipped with a LIFT. Please communicate to our Transportation Coordinator, David Derezinksi if you need the van lift as he will allot more time for your pick up and drop.
ALL VAN SERVICE REQUIRES A 48 HOUR ADVANCE NOTICE
*excluding weekends & holidays*
You may call to book your ride up to 6 weeks in advance.
As soon as you know you have an appointment, you can call David at 978-733-4747 ext. 304 to book your ride.
ALL VAN SERVICE REQUESTS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
If your ride is IN TOWN call the IN TOWN VAN: 508-573-8256 If your ride is OUT of TOWN call the OUT of TOWN VAN: 508-573-8237
If you are not able to reach your van driver call David Derezinski at 978-733-4747 ext. 309
Senior Van Transportation– Storm Policy/Inclement Weather
The Clinton Senior Center looks to the Clinton Public Schools as a guideline when considering inclement weather. It is the policy of the Clinton Council on Aging that when the Clinton Public Schools are closed because of a storm or road conditions, ALL rides will be cancelled for the day. If the Clinton Public School is delayed in opening, it is up to the discretion of the Council on Aging Director to determine if van rides are cancelled or delayed. It is the policy of the Council on Aging that if road conditions worsen throughout any day the van is in operation the Council on Aging Director may take the van off the roads for the safety of all.
The WRTA Clinton Senior Center Vans are CURB to CURB SERVICE ONLY.