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.

• FY21-January 1, 2020

Please refer to the PDF application for additional information. Once the questionnaire is completed, with the requested documents, please remit to the Assessing department by no later than April 1 to determine if you qualify for the Residential Exemption.

Page was last modified on 6/4/2020 1:33 PM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement

Service Requests

Enter a service request via Commonwealth Connect for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc.