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The Finance Department will be open to members of the public, by appointment only, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are available for tax title services, refund processing, registry hold releases, and other matters. Appointments can be made online, by phone at 617-349-4220, or by email at

Property Tax Information

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FY18 Property Tax Information

FY2018 Tax Rates (per $1,000)
Type Cost per $1,000
Residential $    6.29
Commercial/Industrial $  14.81
Personal Property $  14.81
Residential Exemption $338,983.00
Tax Savings from Residential Exemption $2,132.20

The City of Cambridge FY2018 real estate and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 27, 2017. The first half portion is due and payable on November 27, 2017.  The second half portion will be issued on April 2, 2018 and due on May 2, 2018.

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

Overvaluation abatement applications are due November 27, 2017.

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 April 2, 2018.  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

Assessment Information

For questions regarding property valuation, please contact the City of Cambridge Assessing Department at 617 349 4343 or  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 Nov.1 - Nov.16 at the following times and locations: (To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2016 income tax return will be required.)

Date Time Location Address
Nov. 1, 2017 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Main Library (Beech Room) 449 Broadway
Nov. 8, 2017 2 p.m - 4 p.m O'Connell Branch Library 48 Sixth St.
Nov. 14, 2017 10 a.m - 12 p.m Citywide Senior Center 806 Mass. Ave.
Nov. 15, 2017 2 p.m - 4 p.m North Cambridge Senior Center 2050 Mass. Ave.
Nov. 16, 2017 10 a.m - 12 p.m West Cambridge Youth Center 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

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
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