Assessing Department

The Assessing Department maintains an extensive database of property information. Some of this information is available online in the Property Database. More in-depth information is available to the public at reasonable or no cost. This information is as current as possible regarding ownership and sales history. Property characteristics and assessments are as of January 1, 2016 for the Fiscal Year 2017 tax bills. Standard reports are available for purchase or for viewing at the Assessing Department's Office in City Hall. The reports can be provided either in paper or computer readable format. Click here if you wish to print a request form for assessment data, or you may e-mail a request to or call the office at 617-349-4343 for assistance.

Assessing Data Reports

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Property Tax Information

In 2016, the City’s excess levy capacity increased, actual revenues exceeded projections, the total assessed value of property in Cambridge increased and our free cash position remained strong.

The City of Cambridge offers a residential exemption to property that serves as a property owner’s principal residence. To be eligible for FY17, the owner must own and occupy their property as their principal residence on January 1, 2016 shown on 2015 Massachusetts Income Tax.

Residential Exemption Application

Property Tax Exemptions & Tax Deferral Information

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Contact Information

Department Director:
Robert P. Reardon

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pmTuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pmFriday: 8:30am-12pm