Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is a Municipal Lien Certificate?
A: A municipal lien certificate is a legal document that lists all taxes and assessments minus water and wastewater charges owed on each parcel.

Q: What do I need to provide when requesting a Municipal Lien Certificate?
A: Each request should include a property description, parcel number and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Q: How long will it take to get a Municipal Lien Certificate?
A: The law allows 10 business days for completion of a Municipal Lien Request.

Q: How much does it cost?

Single Family, Condo, Two & Three family
Residential Land, Foundations
Commercial land, Farm/Forest Property, Tax Exempt
Four or more units
Commercial, Industrial Land/Buildings, Parking Lots


Q: To whom are checks made payable?
A: Checks are made payable to: 'City of Haverhill'