I am legally blind; do I qualify for a property tax exemption?
If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind has declared you legally blind prior to July 1st of the current year; you are entitled to a property tax exemption. Please contact the Assessors office for more information regarding the qualifications.

BLIND PERSONS
CLAUSE 37A - $800.00

To qualify, a property owner must be a legal resident of the Commonwealth, own and occupy the property as his/her domicile, AND file Proof of Blindness each year with the application.

To download an application please click on the following link:

Clause 37A

FOR OLDER CITIZENS – TAX DEFERRAL
CLAUSE 41A – DELAY PAYMENT OF YOUR TAX

To qualify, a property owner must be over 65 years of age as of July 1 AND have primary residence AND have owned property in the state in Massachusetts for five years AND have occupied property as of July 1, AND have a total income no greater than $20,000 and assets no greater than $40,000 per year. Qualifying property owners must enter into a Tax Deferral and Recovery Agreement, which is a lien that is recorded on their property at the Registry of Deeds in Lowell. The interest rate for repayment is 4% per annum. Repayment must occur upon the transfer of the property or the owner's demise.

To download an application please click on the following link:

Clause 41A

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2. I am 65 years old; do I qualify for a property tax exemption?
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4. I am legally blind; do I qualify for a property tax exemption?
5. When do I apply for a property tax exemption?
6. When will I receive my property tax exemption?
7. I am receiving a property tax exemption, but have sold my home. What should I do?