Finance Department


The Finance Department is responsible for directing and monitoring all financial operations, which include the offices of the Assessor, Comptroller, Payroll Division, Purchasing Agent, and Treasurer/Collector.

Responsibilities include the receipt, disbursement, and investment of Town and Retirement Board funds; the billing and collection of all taxes due; the borrowing of money; maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the Town; adhering to all internal and external financial reporting requirements; administering the Town’s centralized procurement processes; processing payrolls; and managing commercial/industrial and residential property values and maintaining an extensive database of property information.

All credit card payments made at Town Hall or online will be charged a non-refundable convenience fee by our credit card processor. However, this convenience fee does not apply for the payment of the water/sewer bill. The Town of Brookline receives no portion of this fee.

  • The fee for using credit cards is 2.95% with a minimum charge of $1.00.
  • The fee for using electronic checks is $0.40.

The convenience fee will appear as a separate charge from the bill amount on your credit card or bank statement. Water/Sewer Bills are Exempt from Convenience Fee.

Online Bill Pay

Call Brookline’s 24-Hour Payment Line at 844-234-3779 (convenience fee charges apply) 

Financial Reports

Through the Financial Reports Center, you can access annual budgets and capital improvement plans, audited financial statements, credit rating agency reports, official statements, actuarial reports, and Town fiscal policies. Check out the most recent Moody’s Credit Report (PDF) that reaffirmed Brookline’s AAA credit rating.

Additional Information

For questions related to real estate taxes, personal property taxes, motor vehicle excise taxes, water or refuse bills, please email the treasurer at [email protected].