Massachusetts State Law requires that property tax records be listed in the name of the legal owner of record as of the Assessed date of January 1st in the year prior to the year of the tax. (FY2012-owners of record as of January 1, 2011)
This office recognizes that properties are bought and sold every day and we make great efforts during the tax collection process to send bills to the new owners. At times this information is not available to the Collector's office and it is up to the new owner to make sure that they are in possession of the current tax bill. Failure to receive a bill does not in any way diminish the responsibility of payment of that bill.
If you have recently purchased property in the Town of Oakham, please email the Collector noting your name, the property you purchased and your correct mailing address.