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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Treasurer / Collector

Merchant Parking Permits for the period October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 will go on sale September 20, 2016.  There are a limited number of permits and they are sold on a first come first serve basis.  Limited two per merchant.  Also, please provide the following documents at the time of permit purchase: valid driver’s license, motor vehicle registration, and proof of employment.

Contact the office by telephone at 617-972-6450 or 617-972-6453. 

Regular Office Hours are as follows: 
8:30AM to 5PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday;
8:30AM to 7PM on Tuesday;
8:30AM to 2PM on Friday.

The Town of Watertown offers online services and bill payments for the following items:
Bill Payment Services for Real Estate and Personal Property

You will need the Bill Number to make payment online and it can be located in the upper right hand corner of your Real Estate Property Tax bill and Personal Property Tax bill. All Preliminary FY2017 Real and Personal Property tax bills have been mailed and are due on August 1st.

This option will be available from the date you receive the bill until 11:59PM on the due date of the bill.

Other Online Payments continue to be available:

Parking Ticket Payment

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

Payments may be made online with electronic check or credit cards. The Electronic check option using checking account information is available at a $.50 charge for excise tax assessed by the Payment Service. Credit card payment is available for a convenience fee assessed per transaction by the Payment Service, not the Town.

If your license or registration is marked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles for non-renewal due to unpaid excise tax and you elect to pay the outstanding excise tax online, once the payment has been processed the mark will be released from the Registry of Motor Vehicles within one hour. Thank you.

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