What is a Residential Exemption?
The Town of Brookline offers a residential exemption that is adopted yearly by the Board of Selectmen. It is only granted to one property that serves as a property owner's principal residence of the taxpayer as used for Federal and State income tax reporting.

To be eligible, the owner must occupy the property as their principal residence on January 1 preceding the fiscal year for which they are applying. A fiscal year runs from July 1st to the following June 30th. For more information contact the contact the Assessor's office at 617-730-2060 or visit the Residential Exemptions page.

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1. I’m a new owner. Why did I receive my tax bill in the former owner’s name?
2. How do market conditions affect my assessment?
3. What does full and fair cash value mean?
4. What is a Residential Exemption?
5. How do you determine market value?
6. I purchased my property in calendar year 2015. When do I qualify for a residential exemption?
7. What is a Statutory Exemption?
8. When are real property tax bills mailed and payments due?
9. I live in Chestnut Hill, why haven't I received my motor vehicle excise bill?
10. What is a Tax Classification Hearing?
11. How do I change my address for my Motor Vehicle Excise Tax?
12. What is the difference between Real and Personal Property?
13. What is a Revaluation and why is it necessary?