Returned Checks

Returned Checks


Any check written to the town and returned for insufficient funds, closed accounts, etc., will be subject under the provisions of Chapter 432 of the acts of 1989, amending Massachusetts General Law (60:57 (A)), and Chapter 226 of the acts of 1991, amending Massachusetts General Law (44:69), a penalty of $25 or 1% of the check, whichever is greater.

The maker of the check will be notified by mail regarding the returned item and will have ten (10) business days to respond. All checks must be paid directly to the Treasurer's Office in the form of a bank check, money order or cash.

Failure to respond to this letter will result in collection being forwarded to a constable for service, at which time payment is due within 48 hours.