Check out the FY 2020 Preliminary Property Database.
FY2020 Tax Classification Hearing
The Select Board of the Town of Brookline will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Sixth Floor, Select Board’s Hearing Room, Brookline, MA at 7:30 p.m. in accordance with G.L.c.40, S.56 on the question of the adoption of the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property and personal property for the 2020 Fiscal Year. You can view the department's tax classification presentation (PDF) and additional hearing materials (PDF).
Under the law, the Board may require commercial, industrial, and personal property owners to assume up to approximately 175% of their normal share of the levy. The Board may also consider adopting certain class exemptions, including a residential exemption.
The Department of Revenue previously approved the last fiscal year's tax rates for FY2019:
FY2019 Tax Rates & Residential Exemption
Residential Tax Rate: $9.37/ $1,000
Commercial Tax Rate: $15.37/ $1,000
Residential Exemption Amount: $276,758
Residential Exemption Tax Amount: $2,593.22
Applications for abatement can be filed once the actual tax bills are issued. Filing deadline will be February 1, 2019. Abatement application forms and additional information request statements are in the Forms Section under property income and expense reports, including 1,2,3 family properties and residential condominiums.
The Assessors have made several fliers to help taxpayers and others understand the requirements and benefits of certain state statutory tax exemption programs. A summary of available exemptions and applications can be found in the Tax Assistance Programs section of the website.
Applications for statutory exemptions can be filed by April 1, 2020. Application forms can be downloaded from this site in the Tax Assistance Programs section or call the Assessor's Office for assistance at 617-730-2060.
Abutter's List Request Form
To request a Certified Abutter's List from the Assessors, print out and complete the attached form (PDF) and send it to Assessors by Fax (617) 739-7572, or Mail to: Assessor's Office 333 Washington St. Brookline, MA 02445 along with a $10.00 deposit. The total fee for the certified list will be determined based on the number of abutters.
About the Department
The Assessor's Office is responsible for administering the property tax and motor vehicle excise tax for the Town of Brookline. The property tax includes real estate and tangible personal property.