Treasurer responsibilities

The Treasurer's Office:

  • Receives all monies which come into the town;
  • Pays all bills, including payroll;
  • Works with the Assessors, Collector's, and Comptroller's departments to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of Town finances. 

In addition, the Treasurer:

  • Is responsible for investing the Town's funds in accordance with guidelines imposed by Chapter 44, Section 55 of Massachusetts General Laws.
  • Does all short- and long-term borrowing which Town Meeting has authorized, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen.
  • Works with the Selectmen and the Commissioners of Trust Funds to administer the Town's trust funds, which total about $2 million
  • Manages the Town's property which is in Tax Title or Foreclosure. Delinquent property is turned over to the Treasurer annually, when the Collector does a tax taking (puts a lien on the property).

Collector responsibilities

The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of all billed receivables for the town of Dedham. These include but are not limited to:

  • Municipal Lien Certificates
  • Personal Property Taxes
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Motor Vehicle/Boat Excise Taxes
  • Sewer Use Fees


Online Payments

Use the Online Payment Page  to pay real estate, personal property, sewer and motor vehicle excise bills through a service called InvoiceCloud.