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Residential Exemption


The application for the Residential Exemption must be filed no later than April 1st of the fiscal year. If you recently purchased a Cambridge property and inherited a Residential Exemption from the previous owner, you must qualify as the new owner in order to continue to receive the exemption in the next fiscal year. Please complete the Residential Exemption form to apply.

The residential exemption uses January 1st for determining the ownership and occupancy requirements for the fiscal year.

  • FY24-January 1, 2023
  • Deadline for FY24 Application is April 1, 2024

Please use this link https://cambridgema.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1127/record-types/6748 to fill out the Residential Exemption application. If you do not already have a Viewpoint account with the City of Cambridge, you will need to create one for the application. 

The application requires that you fill out completely by following the steps in the online portal to submit the application. Once the application is completed, you will receive an email notifying you that your application has been successfully submitted to the Assessing Department. Additionally, the applicant will be able to view the steps in the review process for their residential exemption application as it is evaluated by the Assessing Department. The application is due no later than April 1st to determine if you qualify for the Residential Exemption.  If you would prefer to receive a paper residential exemption application or have any questions, please contact the Assessing Department at 617-349-4343.

 The Fiscal Year 2025 residential exemption application for new owners as of January 1, 2024 will be available in June 2024.


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