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How do I get a municipal lien certificate? How much will it cost and how long does it take?

$25.00 for land with no buildings and for residential property with 1-3 residences.
$100.00 for residential properties containing four or more residences.
$150.00 for property with commercial, industrial, public utility and any other non residential structure.

If you wish to obtain a Municipal Lien Certificate (CML), the following are required: List the Parcel ID (Map, Block and Lot.), owner's name, property location, include the appropriate fee per parcel requested and a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish the municipal lien certificate mailed to you. Acceptable forms of payment: attorney's check, certified or registered check and cash (if in person). Please allow ten (10) business days for processing. Mail your request to:

Collector of Taxes, Room 203
City of Worcester
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA. 01608

You may also download the request form.

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