FY10 Property Tax Information

FY 2010 Tax Rates (per $1,000)
Residential $7.72
Commercial/Industrial $18.75
Personal Property $18.75
Residential Exemption $198,423
Tax Savings from Residential Exemption $1,531.83

The City of Cambridge FY2010 real and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 9, 2009.The first half portion is due and payable on November 9, 2009.  The second half portion most likely will be due and payable on May 1, 2010.

Application for Abatements and Exemptions

Overvaluation abatement applications are due November 9, 2009.

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 8, 2010.  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.13 - Oct. 29 at the following times and locations: (To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2008 income tax return will be required.)

Date Time Location Address
Oct. 13, 2009 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. North Cambridge Senior Center 2050 Mass. Ave.
Oct. 15, 2009 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Citywide Senior Center 806 Mass. Ave.
Oct. 20, 2009 10 a.m. - 12 p.m Boudreau Branch Library 245 Concord Ave.
Oct. 22, 2009 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Valente Branch Library 826 Cambridge Street
Oct. 27, 2009 10 a.m. - 12 p.m O’Connell Branch Library 48 Sixth St.
Oct. 29, 2009 10 a.m. - 12 p.m West Cambridge Youth Ctr. 680 Huron 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 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, and 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

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