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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 58B: Lien upon real estate for nonpayment of service charges

Section 58B. If the rates and charges due to a municipal lighting plant, which accepts the provisions of this section and sections fifty-eight C to fifty-eight F, inclusive, by vote of its municipal light board, as defined in section sixty-nine B and, by its manager of municipal lighting, files a certificate of such acceptance in the proper registry of deeds and files a copy of said certificate with the collector of taxes of the city or town in which the lien hereinafter mentioned is to take effect, for supplying or providing for gas, electricity, steam, or services, or furnishing materials or appliances in connection therewith to or for any real estate at the request of the owner are not paid on or before their due date as established by the municipal light board, such rates and charges, together with interest due thereon and costs, including attorneys fees, relative thereto, shall be a lien upon such real estate. The registrar of deeds shall record such certificate of acceptance in a book to be kept for the purpose, which shall be kept in an accessible location in the registry of deeds.