Statutory Exemptions

What is a Statutory Exemption?

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.

Application Form for Statutory Exemption

Statutory Exemptions

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
  • Clause 37A (PDF) - Blind persons
  • Clause 41C (PDF) - Elderly persons over 70 years of age by July 1, 2007
  • Clause 41A (PDF) and 18A (PDF) - Elderly and Hardship deferrals
  • Clause 42 and 43 - Surviving spouse and / or minor children of police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty