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 A Message from the Finance Department

Sep 20, 2007

Property Tax Information

FY 2007 Tax Rates (per $1,000)





Personal Property


Residential Exemption


Tax Savings from Residential Exemption


The City ofCambridge FY2007real and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 20, 2006.  The first half portion is due and payable on November 20, 2006.  The second half portion will be due and payable on May 14, 2007.

Application for Abatements and Exemptions

Overvaluation abatement applicationsare due November 20, 2006.  Click here to learn more about the overvaluation abatement and to download an abatement application form

Applications for the residential exemption and other statutory exemptions are due no later than January 20, 2007.  Click here for more information about the residential and other statutory exemptions and to download a residential   exemption application form.

Recently, there have been changes to the local statutory tax exemptions for veterans. To learn more about these changes and updates regarding eligibility requirements, exemption amounts, and application procedures, please review the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s 2006 –15B Bulletin entitled “Local Tax Exemptions for Veterans” at and brochure at 

For more information about abatements and exemptions, browse the Assessing Department’s web page at  or contact the Assessing Department at 617 349 4343 or at

Assessment Information

For questions regarding property valuation, please contact the City of Cambridge Assessing Department at 617 349 4343 or  Property information also is available via the on-line property database. 

Taxpayer Assistance Available

Assistance with property tax exemption application forms will be available from Oct. 24   - Nov. 1  at the following times and locations: (To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2006   income tax return may be required.)






Oct. 24, 2006

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

NorthCambridge Senior Center

2050 Mass. Ave.

Oct. 25, 2006

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Citywide Senior Center

806 Mass. Ave.

Oct. 26, 2006

10 a.m. - 12 p.m

Boudreau Branch Library                        

245 Concord Ave.            

Oct. 30, 2006

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.           

Main Library/Longfellow                        

359 Broadway                   

Oct. 31, 2006

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.         

O'Connell Branch Library                         

48 Sixth St.                       

Nov. 1, 2006

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.             

Valente Branch Library                              

826 Cambridge St.          

For assistance with any questions concerning the value of your property, contact the City’s Assessing Department.  Office Hours are Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  To schedule an appointment contact the Assessing Department at (617) 349-4343.

Billing Information

For information about billing or payments, please contact the City of Cambridge Finance Department at 617 349 4220 or

Are you currently using your bank’s online payment service to pay City ofCambridge bills?  If so, please be sure to use the below information when making a payment. Please direct payments to the Finance Department, City ofCambridge,795 Massachusetts Avenue,Cambridge,MA02139.


City of Cambridge Real Estate Tax

City of Cambridge Personal Property Tax

City of Cambridge Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

City of Cambridge Water/Sewer

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