Tax Abatement and Exemptions

The Town of Belmont offers a variety of state regulated exemptions and deferrals which reduce or postpone property tax obligations for certain qualifying taxpayers. Some examples are: elderly persons, blind persons, disabled veterans, surviving spouse or orphaned minor child, widowed or orphaned minors of police officers or firefighters killed while on the line of duty, and extreme hardship.
The qualifying date is July 1, the first day of the fiscal year, and the application due date depends on whether the November 1 bill is an actual or estimated tax bill. Applications are available any time after July 1, and the deadline usually falls around December 15.
There are requirements which must be fulfilled by the applicant, such as age, income and asset limitations, ownership and occupancy of the property.
For information on abatements please consult the Assessors' website
If you have any questions about the different type of exemptions offered by the Town, when the applications are due, what the requirements are, or if you have the slightest suspicion you may be eligible, call the Assessors' office. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and the telephone number is 617-993-2630