1. Personal Exemptions
  2. Religious & Charitable Organizations


Under state law there are several categories of persons who may be eligible for a personal exemption or reduction in their property tax. The law provides exemptions for the categories listed below: 
Blind Exemption - Clause 37A
                  Senior Exemption - Clause 41C
                  Senior, Minor Child of Deceased Parent, Surviving Spouse - Clause 17D
                  Veterans Exemption - Clause 22

General Qualifications for Personal Exemptions:
The applicant must have owned and occupied real estate property in Massachusetts for five years and owned and occupied the current property on July 1 in the year of application. 

Exemptions are granted for 1 year only. An application must be filed each year. The qualifying date for personal exemptions is July 1 of the fiscal year to which it pertains.

All applications for personal exemptions must be filled in the Assessor's Office within three months of the mailing date of the third quarter tax bills. (April 1st) This deadline cannot be extended for any reason. Forms are available in the Assessor's Office or may be downloaded below. 

EXEMPTION Applictions 

other exemptions 

Clause 50: Residential Improvement to provide elderly exemption.  

Deferral: Option to defer taxes. Applicants must meet income guidelines. Recovery agreement must be entered into by Board of Assessor’s, the applicant, joint owners and if any, mortgage. 

CPA (Community Preservation Act): Is a fund established for acquisition or preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic resources. Income limited owners may apply for exemption. This exemption is given when applying for the Senior exemption Clause 41C. 

Filing an application for abatement does not stay the collection of your taxes. To avoid any additional charges, you should pay the tax as assessed. If there is an overpayment due to the exemption, you will be issued a refund. 

Please call or email our office for more detailed information.