Even the owners of Concord's highest-valued homes stand to benefit from the RTE. Photo by Celeste Katz Marston

Residential tax exemption application cutoff is April 1 

April 1, 2024

By Celeste Katz Marston — Celeste@theconcordbridge.org

Don’t say we didn’t warn you: The final deadline to apply for Concord’s new residential tax exemption is today, Monday, April 1. 

If you owned a Concord home or condo and claimed it as your primary residence as of January 1, 2023, you can apply for the RTE, which could trim nearly $1,900 from your tax bill. 

If you’ve already applied, as have more than 3,500 Concordians, check your third-quarter tax statement.

Under the “tax summary” heading, a dollar amount in parentheses has already been subtracted from your bill.  

If you haven’t applied, there’s still time — but not much.  

1. Complete an application.    

Need one? Download it from concordma.gov or below. If you need a hard copy, pick one up at 22 Monument Square, 24 Court Lane, or 1276 Main Street. 


2: Prepare your documents.    

Copy the first page of your 2022 federal tax return. Black out personal info such as your Social Security number and income, leaving clear your name, address, and the title and year of the form. If your home is held in trust or you didn’t have to file 2022 taxes, visit concordma.gov/164/Assessing for more details. 

3. Apply!  

Mail everything postmarked by April 1 to the Assessor’s Office at 24 Court Lane, Concord, MA 01742; drop it off at Court Lane; or email it by 4:30 p.m. on April 1 to assessing@concordma.gov.  

Only one residential property owned by the same person can qualify for the RTE, and commercial properties and rentals aren’t eligible.