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All properties that are residential or mixed use receive a disposal bill whether they use the service or not.
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Disposal bills are billed annually, based on fiscal year.
Example: Fiscal 2017 = July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
The disposal bill per unit rate is set by the Board of Selectman. This rate is determined after the DPW Superintendent submits disposal costs to the BOS for that billing fiscal year. This process usually takes place each year, no later than September (the month the bills are issued.)
Disposal Bills are issued in the month of September and due in the month of October. If you have not received a bill please contact the Collector's Office for a copy at 508-336-2930.
Partial payments are accepted on disposal bills. Please be advised that a partial payment does not stop additional charges if a balance is due after the due date.
Partial payments must be made payable to the Town of Seekonk and paid at the Collector’s Office, either by mail to Collector’s Office, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771, dropped in the white payment box (no cash) located to the left of Town Hall’s front door, or in person at the Collector’s Office (office hours). Demand notices will be issued in November for any unpaid balances, with the additional $10.00 demand fee and applicable interest charges.
Please contact the Assessors Office on any address changes at 508-336-2980.
You will not receive a refund from the town; however, it should be handled and adjusted at the closing by the closing attorney.
Please forward the bill to the Collector's Office with a note explaining that you no longer own the property and we will forward it to the new owners. Please do not write on the bill for we can not generate an exact duplicate.
Disposal Bills are generally adjusted at the closing. Please contact your closing attorney and inquire how they handled the property's disposal funds.
Per Massachusetts General Laws we must mail all real estate bills to the assessed property owner as of January 1st. Since we use a real estate file to create disposal bills, the same would apply. Please contact the Bristol County Registry of Deeds at 508-822-0502 to inquire if a deed has been recorded with the bank as the new owners. If a deed has not yet been recorded, please contact the mortgage company that has foreclosed upon your property to inquire when such deed will be recorded.
After the original bill, a demand bill will be issued for all outstanding accounts. If the account is still outstanding it will be placed as a lien on the properties Actual Real Estate Bill.
Yes, there are no exemptions for vacant properties.
Yes, there is no exemption for disposing your trash elsewhere. Please note, transporting trash over the roadways in Seekonk without a valid permit is illegal. If caught a fine will be issued, $100 a day.
All residents are obligated to pay the Landfill Capping portion of the bill. Effective July 1, 2011, residents with Dumpsters were offered the opportunity to request an exemption from trash services when applying for their Dumpster Permit. If you have any questions regarding the Alternate Vendor Exemption please call the Board of Health at 508-336-2950.
Yes. A resident may choose a private hauler and must follow the Alternate Vendor Exemption guideline on the bottom of the Disposal Bill. Any questions on this exemption please contact the Board of Health at 508-336-2950.
By opting out of the Town's disposal program you forfeit the use of all of the Town's Disposal Services with the exception of bringing recyclables and yard waste only to the transfer station.
As each year arises, the Town does not know if your disposal needs have changed. Some properties may decide to start using the Town's services or may decide to use both an Alternate Vendor and the Town's services due to allow them to use the Town's recycling program.
Please contact the Assessors Office at 508-336-2980; they can assist you with the above situations.
Yes. Please follow the Hardship Exemption guidelines on the bottom of the bill.
Contact and inquire with the Assessors Office at 508-336-2980.