Municipal Finance Law BureauKathleen Colleary, Bureau Chief
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The Division of Local Services Legal Staff offers its "Recent Developments in Municipal Law" seminars for local officials every fall. Presentations include new legislation and recent court decisions pertaining to local government. The next seminars will be held on Thursday October 1, 2015 at The Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke and Thursday, October 8, 2015 at The Lantana in Randolph. Registration information will be posted here in mid-summer 2015
Statutory ResponsibilitiesStatutory responsibilities it carries out include promulgating tax administration forms; processing applications from assessors or other local officials for authority to abate local taxes and charges under G.L. c. 58, §8 ;processing applications from assessors to assess to owner unknown under G.L. c. 59, §11; and processing applications for authority from treasurers to use the land of low value procedure to foreclose a tax title under G.L. c. 60, §79.
- Local officials and others may obtain informal legal advice through the Bureau's "Attorneys of the Day" phone and e-mail service. The Bureau also issues formal written opinions upon request.
- containing late-breaking news, announcements, updates and training opportunities
- A selection of opinions issued by the Division of Local Services.
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