FY08 Property Tax Information

  • Understanding Your Taxes Newsletter September, 2008 (PDF)
  • FY2008 Property Tax Update Newsletter Oct. 2007
  • 2008 City Manager's Tax Recommendation Letter (pdf) 
  • FY 2008 Residential Tax Districts (pdf)  
  • FY2008 Property Tax Exemptions and Tax Deferral Information 

     FY 2008 Tax Rates (per $1,000)

    Residential

    $7.36

    Commercial/Industrial

    $17.24

    Personal Property

    $17.24

    Residential Exemption

    $202,151

    Tax Savings from Residential Exemption

    $1,487.83

    The City of Cambridge  FY 2008 real and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 19, 2007.  The first half portion is due and payable on November 19, 2007.  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 192007. 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 22, 2008.   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 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.30 - Nov. 14 at the following times and locations: (To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2006 income tax return may be required.)

    Date

    Time

    Location

    Address

    Oct 30, 2007

    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    North Cambridge Senior Center

    2050 Mass. Ave.

    Oct 31, 2007

    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Citywide Senior Center

    806 Mass. Ave.

    Nov 1, 2007

    10 a.m. - 12 p.m

    Valente Branch Library

    826 Cambridge St.

    Nov 7, 2007

    10 a.m. - 12 p.m

    O’Connell Branch Library

    48 Sixth St.

    Nov 8, 2007

    3 p.m. - 5 p.m

    Collins Branch Library

    64 Aberdeen Ave.

    Nov 14, 2007

    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 treasurer@cambridgema.gov .

    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

      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   Account Number

           (8 digits) 

      Memo:  Tax year  Tax Year Tax Year Year

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    • 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