Some Watertown resident qualify for residential tax exemptions, but to take advantage they must apply by April 1.
There are several exemptions or reductions for qualifying veterans of the military, as well as for the blind and qualifying seniors. All owners of residential property in Watertown who make it their primary residence can qualify for the residential exemption of more than $3,000.
Some of the exemptions are:
Seniors 65+, $1,000
Seniors 70+, surviving spouse or minor child of deceased parent, $350
Community Preservation Tax Exemption, low or moderate income, entire surcharge
Disabled veteran, 10% disability letter, $800
Disabled veteran, letter for permanent loss of one hand, foot or eye, $1,500
Disabled veteran, letter for permanent loss of two hands, feet or eyes, $2,500
Disabled veteran, total disability letter, $3,000
Veteran, died in combat, all property taxes
Veteran, 100% disability letter, $2,000
Senior Tax Work off, up to $1,500
Veteran Tax Work off, up to $1,500
Click here to see the exemptions offered by the City of Watertown with basic qualifications.
Exemption applications can be submitted to the Watertown Assessor’s office online by clicking here