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 A Message from the Finance Department

Oct 20, 2008

FY09 Property Tax Information

 FY 2009 Tax Rates (per $1,000)





Personal Property


Residential Exemption


Tax Savings from Residential Exemption



The City of Cambridge  FY2009 real and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 242008.The first half portion is due and payable on November 24, 2008 The second half portion most likely will be due and payable on May 1, 2008.

Application for Abatements and Exemptions

Overvaluation abatement applications are due November 242008. 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 26, 2009.   Click here for more information about the residential and other statutory exemptions  and to download a residential exemption application form

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 Nov.5 - Nov. 19 at the following times and locations: (To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2007 income tax return may be required.)





Nov 5, 2008

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

North Cambridge Senior Center

2050 Mass. Ave.

Nov 6, 2008

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Citywide Senior Center

806 Mass. Ave.

Nov 12, 2008

10 a.m. - 12 p.m

Valente Branch Library

826 Cambridge St.

Nov 13, 2008

10 a.m. - 12 p.m

O’Connell Branch Library

48 Sixth St.

Nov 18, 2008

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Collins Branch Library

64 Aberdeen Ave.

Nov 19, 2008

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Main Library/Longfellow

359 Broadway


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

Did you know that you can view your real estate and personal property tax bills online?     

Are you currently using your bank’s online payment service to pay City of Cambridge bills?  If so, please be sure to use the below information when making a payment. Please direct payments to the Finance Department, City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139


City of Cambridge Real Estate Tax

City of Cambridge Personal Property Tax

City of Cambridge Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

City of Cambridge Water/Sewer

Account Number:

Parcel ID

Bill Number (6 digits)

Plate Number

Acct. Number (8 digits)


Tax Year

Tax Year

Tax Year



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