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 A Message from the Finance Department

Oct 5, 2010

FY11 Property Tax Information

 FY 2011 Tax Rates (per $1,000)





Personal Property


Residential Exemption


Tax Savings from Residential Exemption



The City of Cambridge  FY2011 real and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 222010.The first half portion is due and payable on November 22, 2010 The second half portion most likely will be due and payable on May 2, 2011

Application for Abatements and Exemptions

Overvaluation abatement applications are due November 222010. 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 24, 2011.   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 Oct.26 - Nov.17 at the following times and locations: (To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2009 income tax return will be required.)





Oct. 26, 2010

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

North Cambridge Senior Center

2050 Mass. Ave.

Nov. 3, 2010

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Main Library

449 Broadway.

Nov. 4, 2010

2 p.m. - 4 p.m

O'Connel Branch Library

48 Sixth St.

Nov. 9, 2010

10 a.m - 12 p.m

Valente Branch Library

826 Cambridge St.

Nov. 10, 2010

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Citywide Senior Center

806 Mass. Ave.

Nov. 16, 2010

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

West Cambridge Youth Ctr.

680 Huron Ave.

Nov. 17, 2010

 2 P.m - 4 p.m

Boudreau Branch Library

245 Concord Ave.

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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