FY13 Property Tax Information

FY 2013 Tax Rates (per $1,000)
Residential $8.66
Commercial/Industrial $21.50
Personal Property $21.50
Residential Exemption $202,699
Tax Savings from Residential Exemption $1,755.37


The City of Cambridge FY2013 real and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 22, 2012. The first half portion is due and payable on November 21 , 2012.  The second half portion most likely will be due and payable on May 1, 2013.

Pay Real Estate and Personal Property Tax bills online for a convenience fee. Learn More.

Overvaluation abatement applications are due November 21, 2012. 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, 2013.  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 site 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.25 - Nov.21 at the following times and locations: (To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2011 income tax return will be required.)

Date Time Location Address
Oct. 25, 2012 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. North Cambridge Senior Center 2050 Mass. Ave.
Nov. 5, 2012 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Main Library 449 Broadway.
Nov. 7, 2012 2 p.m. - 4 p.m O'Connell Branch Library 48 Sixth St.
Nov. 13, 2012 2 p.m. - 4 p.m Valente Branch Library 826 Cambridge Street
Nov. 15, 2012 10 a.m. - 12 p.m City Wide Senior Center 806 Mass. Ave
Nov. 19, 2012 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. West Cambridge Youth Ctr. 680 Huron Ave.
Nov. 21, 2012 10 a.m - 12 p.m Boudreau Branch Library 245 Concord 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, 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