Massachusetts state law establishes a number of programs which provide property tax relief (or exemptions) to qualifying persons. These typically apply to people who are over 70, surviving spouse, disabled veterans, and/or blind. Contact the Assessing Department if you think you might qualify.
We are now accepting applications for statutory exemptions. (click links below for more information)
Clause 17D (PDF) - Surviving spouses / minor children with a deceased parent or persons over 70 years of age as of July 1, 2007
Clause 18 - Financial hardship / Activated military/Age and infirmity
Applications are reviewed by the Board of Assessors on a case by case basis due to Age and Infirmity and Financial Hardship. For information on Clause 18 Hardships inquire at the Assessors Office in person or by phone at 508-697-0928.
Clause 22 (PDF) - Disabled veterans and their spouses (or surviving spouses) / specific awarded medals