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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 treasurer@cambridgema.gov.

Property Tax Information

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FY21 Property Tax Information

FY2021 Tax Rates (per $1,000)
Type Cost per $1,000
Residential $    5.85
Commercial/Industrial $  11.85
Personal Property $  11.85
Residential Exemption $432,666.00
Tax Savings from Residential Exemption $2,531.10


The City of Cambridge FY2021 real estate and personal property tax bills will be mailed on October 23, 2020. The first half portion is due and payable on November 23, 2020.  The second half portion will be issued on April 1, 2020 and due on May 3, 2021.

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

Overvaluation abatement applications are due November 23, 2020.

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 1, 2021.  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

Due to COVID-19, the Assessing Department will be offering virtual neighborhood taxpayer assistance meetings via Zoom. Prior to the scheduled date, links to the meeting will be available on the Assessing Department's website at https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/Assessing.

(To complete applications for income-related exemptions, a copy of your 2020 income tax return will be required.)

Zoom Taxpayer Assistance Schedule

  • Tuesday 11/10/2020 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 11/12/2020 10am - 12pm
  • Tuesday 11/17/2020 2pm - 4pm
  • Thursday 11/19/2020 10am - 12pm

For assistance with any questions concerning the value of your property, please contact the City’s Assessing Department.  Department staff and assessors and are available Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, and Friday, 8:30 am-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
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