Land owned by the Town, the federal government, and qualifying charitable organizations who annually file an application for exemption are not taxed on the value of their real estate and personal property. Currently 221 parcels valued at $102,635,800 are exempt.
Other properties that are classified as (i) forestry, (ii) agricultural or (iii) open space and recreation are subject to lower real estate taxes. Currently (i) forestry land (MGL c. 61) totals 271.73 acres; (ii) agriculture (MGL c. 61A) totals 1,304.98 acres and (iii) open space and recreation (MGL c. 61B) totals 441.13 acres. See attached FY 2023 Chapter 61/61A/61B information (XLSX).