An exemption is a partial or full reduction of local property tax. Exemptions are governed by the State of Massachusetts and are a privilege, not a right.
Exemptions are available for veterans who have a service connected disability, those who are legally blind, persons over 65 and persons over 70. In order to qualify the applicant must provide documentation concerning percentage of war service disability, certificate of blindness or income and assets. The qualification date for each exemption is July 1. Applications are required annually and shall be submitted between July and March. If accepted the exemption will reduce the total tax dollars due. The exemption will not appear separately on the tax bill.