FY07 Property Tax Information

Property Tax Information

  • Understanding Your Taxes Newsletter Sept. 2006 (pdf)
  • FY2007 Property Tax Update Newsletter Oct. 2006
  • 2007 City Manager's Tax Recommendation Letter (pdf)
  • FY 2007 Residential Tax Districts (pdf)
  • FY2007 Property Tax Exemptions and Tax Deferral Information
  • FY 2007 Tax Rate Information Presentation

FY 2007 Tax Rates (per $1,000)

Residential

$7.48

Commercial/Industrial

$18.30

Personal Property

$18.30

Residential Exemption

$203,975

The City of Cambridge FY2007 real 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 http://www.dls.state.ma.us/publ/bull/2006/2006_15B.pdf and brochure at http://www.dls.state.ma.us/PUBL/BROCHURES/veterans.pdf.

For more information about abatements and exemptions, browse the Assessing Department’s web page at http://www.cambridgema.gov/Assessors/index.html or contact the Assessing Department at 617 349 4343 or at assessors@cambridgema.gov.

Assessment Information

For questions regarding property valuation, please contact the City of Cambridge Assessing Department at 617 349 4343 or assessors@cambridgema.gov. 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 2005 income tax return may be required.)

 

Date

Time

Location

Address

Oct. 24, 2006

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

North Cambridge 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 treasurer@cambridgema.gov.

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

Account Number:

Parcel ID

Bill Number (6 digits)

Plate Number

Acct. Number (8 digits)

Memo:

Tax Year

Tax Year

Tax Year

Year

Department Information

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Department Head:
Louis Depasquale, Assistant City Manager for Fiscal Affairs