A municipal lien certificate is a legal document that lists all taxes, assessments, betterments, and sewer charges owed on a parcel in the Town of Shirley. These documents are usually requested by law offices in preparation for a refinance,a sale of a property, or for a sub-division of a property. Each request should give as much information as possible; (i.e. parcel number, owner, address, etc.). Property information can be obtained on the Assessors' database.
The fee for a certificate beginning July 1, 2012 is $50.00. Preparation time is usually 3 to 4 business days but we have up to 10 days to respond after receipt of the request. All Municipal Lien Certificate requests must be made in writing and mailed to Shirley Collector's Office, 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request.