Back to Departments




Treasurer/Collector Frequently Asked Questions

Town of Braintree Treasurer/Collector
1 JFK Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Fax: 781-794-8149

Departmental Hours of Operation:

Please be advised of summer 2016 hours in effect until Labor Day:
Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Town Hall closes at 1 pm every Friday.

Questions & Answers

Are our taxes going down next year?
The information is not available at this time.  The tax rate is set in December of each year.

What is the excise bill money used for?
The money collected is put in the General Fund and is used to provide services to the residents of Braintree.

Why is our trash bill so high, we have the incinerator here and Weymouth and Quincy pay a lot less?
The fee set for the trash bill is based on the cost of providing curbside pickup and disposing it at the transfer station.  As a Braintree resident, you have a choice of optioning out of curbside pickup.  To do so, you will need to provide proof, such as a contract or paid bill, that your household trash is being picked up by a private contractor.  If you come into our office our staff can assist you in completing the necessary paperwork.

Who do I make the check out to?
All checks are to made payable to the Town of Braintree.

When are Real Estate tax bills going out?
The first two quarter tax bills are mailed out together by June 30th; the first quarter payment is due August 1st and the second quarter payment is due November 1st.  The last two quarter tax bills are mailed out together by December 31st.  The third quarter payment is due by February 1st and the fourth quarter payment is due by May 1st. 

Can you tell me how much I paid for taxes for the calendar year? I need it for my taxes.

If you come into our office our staff can assist you in providing this information.