Treasurer / Collector


Paula Linhares CMMT, CMMC
Department Head

Contact by EMail

Department Personnel

Contact Information

Town Hall
41 Highland Avenue
Cohasset, MA 02025

Phone: (781) 383-4102
Fax: (781) 383-0109

Business Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm

Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm



  News and Announcements:

  • Quarterly Real Estate Taxes are due the 1st of:  August, November, February and May.
  • Fiscal Year is July 1st through June 30th



Description and Mission of the Treasurer Collector's Department:


The Treasurer Collector's Office strives to provide the highest level of customer service and support to all of the Town's constituencies, as well as satisfying the legal requirements set forth in the Massachusetts General Laws and the Town's Bylaws. 





Responsibilities and Services:


The Treasurer Collector's Department offers numerous services and has various responsibilities which include the ones listed, but are not limited to the following:


Monetary Management:

  • The Treasurer Collector is responsible for Cohasset's cash management which includes keeping account of, and investing, all available monetary items.  The Treasurer/Collector's Office maintains all records of various tax withholding obligations and properly disburses the withholdings.  Along with this, the Office is also responsible for administering Cohasset's trust funds along with expending all of Cohasset's funds via accounts payable.  The Treasurer is additionally responsible for the preparation and administration of Cohasset's payroll. 


Debt Management:

  • The Treasurer Collector's Department reports to various Town Officials and to Town Meeting regarding Cohasset's current debt position.  The Department produces and maintains documentation required for long and short term borrowing issues which face the Town of Cohasset.  The Treasurer/Collector then properly disburses all debt payments, while maintaining Cohasset's overall bond rating. 


Employee and Group Benefits:

  • The Treasurer Collector is responsible for maintaining and recording the various insurance plans and group benefits Town employees; we encourage you to contact the Office for more information.


Issuing and collecting the following bills:

  • The Treasurer Collectors' Office is responsible for issuing and collecting real estate, personal property, automobile and boat excise, and water and sewer bills.  Collection procedures are detailed at the bottom of the page under "Payment Policy and Collection Procedures".  More information can be obtained by contacting the Department Office via the contact information at the top of this page.




Abandoned Property

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Cohasset's Abandoned Property Replacement Certificate



Payment Policy and Collection Procedures:


Payments can be made by going to the Treasurer Collectors' Office located on the second floor of the Town Hall directly at the top of the stairs.  Payments can also be made online using UniPay by following the link below.  Other payment policies and collection procedure information can be found by clicking the links below. 

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How to Use Your Bank's Online Payment Service



Online Payment Center - Property; Real Estate; Excise; Water & Sewer


Payroll Information


Payroll Information Page


 Benefit Information


Benefit Information Page