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How to file for a personal exemption

How to file for a personal exemption

Through an exemption, the City releases you from paying part or all of your property taxes. You have three options when applying:

Step

Before you get started

You have until April 1 to file an application for the current fiscal year.

If you apply for a National Guard exemption, you must submit your application within three (3) months of the issuance of the third quarter tax bill. However, if you were serving outside the United States at the time of the filing deadline, you may receive a filing extension per federal law.

There are requirements for each type of exemption and you will need to show us documents that support your application. Please check them before you apply:

You can call the Taxpayer Referral and Assistance Center at 617-635-4287 to find out more about requirements.

Step

Complete your application

We make applications available online after we issue third-quarter tax bills. Find your property by using the Assessing Online tool and click on the “Details” button.

We will give you a link for exemption applications. Please complete and print out your application.

Step

Give us your application

Bring your completed exemption application and copies of any supporting documents to Boston City Hall, Room 301. You could also mail your application and documents to us:

Assessing Department, Room 301
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Step

Before you get started

You have until April 1 to file an application for the current fiscal year.

If you apply for a National Guard exemption, you must submit your application within three (3) months of the issuance of the third quarter tax bill. However, if you were serving outside the United States at the time of the filing deadline, you may receive a filing extension per federal law.

There are requirements for each type of exemption and you will need to show us documents that support your application. Please check them before you apply:

You can call the Taxpayer Referral and Assistance Center at 617-635-4287 to find out more about requirements.

Step

Go to Boston City Hall

You can complete your exemption application at City Hall:

  • Assessing Department, Room 301
  • 1 City Hall Square
  • Boston, MA 02201-1050

Remember to bring any additional documents you need for your exemption application.

Step

Go to Boston City Hall

You can complete your exemption application at City Hall. Remember to bring any additional documents you need for your exemption application.

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

Before you get started

You have until April 1 to file an application for the current fiscal year.

If you apply for a National Guard exemption, you must submit your application within three (3) months of the issuance of the third quarter tax bill. However, if you were serving outside the United States at the time of the filing deadline, you may receive a filing extension per federal law.

There are requirements for each type of exemption and you will need to show us documents that support your application. Please check them before you apply:

You can call the Taxpayer Referral and Assistance Center at 617-635-4287 to find out more about requirements.

Step

Call us at Boston City Hall

Contact the Taxpayer Referral and Assistance Center at 617-635-4287 and we will send you the forms you need. We will also let you know about any specific documents or requirements for the exemption.

Step

Mail us your application

Send your exemption application and copies of any supporting documents to City Hall:

Assessing Department, 301
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Need to Know:

Through an exemption, the City releases you from paying part or all of your property taxes.

GRANTED AN EXEMPTION LAST YEAR?

We will send you a renewal application, but it’s still your responsibility to make sure that you file a renewal each year.

Contact:
Assessing
617-635-4321
1 City Hall Square
Room 301
Boston, MA 02201-2011
United States