Municipal Lien Certificate Information

Municipal Lien Certificates:

Municipal Lien Certificates (MLC) are issued by a municipality to demonstrate that all outstanding real estate taxes are paid.  MLC's are typically issued in connection with the sale or a refinance of a property. 

All MLC requests must be submitted in writing (click here for request form) and should contain the following information:

  1. The property address
  2. The current property owner(s) of record
  3. The map-lot-block number of the property
  4. A contact for the Collector to reach to ask for clafication

You must include a stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the MLC:

Please mail your request to:

Office of the Treasurer/Collector
Town of Newbury
12 Kent Way Ste 101
Byfield, MA 01922

There is a $50.00 charge for each MLC.  Checks should be made payable to the Town of Newbury.

As required by law, the Town of Newbury has ten (10) business days in which to provide the MLC.

If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer/Collector.