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How to file for a cooperative housing exemption

How to file for a cooperative housing exemption

A co-op can file for exemption for its shareholders if they use their housing unit as a primary residence. There are two options:

Last updated: 3/29/16
Step
1

Before you get started

Only a co-op representative can file an exemption application for shareholders. To get the exemption in the current fiscal year, the co-op needs to file an application by October 31.

Please check the requirements for the Cooperative Housing Exemption application before you apply.

Step
2

Go to Boston City Hall

The co-op may bring all required documents and a completed Cooperative Housing Exemption application to Boston City Hall, Assessing Department, Room 301:

1 City Hall Square
Assessing Department, Room 301
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Step
1

Before you get started

Only a co-op representative can file an exemption application for shareholders. To get the exemption in the current fiscal year, the co-op needs to file an application by October 31.

Please check the requirements for the Cooperative Housing Exemption application before you apply.

Step
2

Call us at Boston City Hall

Please contact Sylvia Singleton in the Assessing Department at 617-635-4549 to get a Cooperative Housing Exemption application.

Step
3

Mail us your application

The co-op may send its completed Cooperative Housing Exemption application along with all required documents to City Hall:

Assessing Department, Room 301
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Contact:
Assessing
1 City Hall Square
Room 301
Boston, MA 02201-2011
United States

Please keep in mind

APPEALING The DECISION

A cooperative corporation that is aggrieved by the denial of the exemption may file an appeal with the appellate tax board within 60 days of decision.  The board is located at:

  • 100 Cambridge Street2nd Floor, Suite 200
  • Boston, MA 02114
  • Phone: 617-727-3100