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 Property Tax Information


FY 2006 Tax Rates (per $1,000)





Personal Property


Residential Exemption


The City of Cambridge issued FY 2006 real and personal property tax bills on October 17, 2005.  The first half portion is due and payable on November 16, 2005.  The second half portion is due and payable on May 1, 2006.

Application for Abatements and Exemptions

Overvaluation abatement applications are due November 16, 2005.  Click here to download an abatement application form.  Applications for the residential exemption and other statutory exemptions are due no later than January 17, 2006.  Click here for more information and to download a residential exemption application form.  For more information about abatements and exemptions, browse the Assessing Department’s webpage or contact the Assessing Department at 617 349 4343 or at

The Revenue Division is responsible for collecting and recording all of the City's receivables in a timely and accurate manner and providing a high level of customer service to taxpayers requesting assistance.  During the course of a year, the Division issues more than 250,000 bills and notices and processes over $296 million in receipts.  The office files for title accounts and works with the Law Department to initiate tax title and foreclosure procedures for severly delinquent properties in order ot protect the CIty's legal interests.

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. 

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 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.

Payee: 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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