Questions about eCode360? Municipal users Join us daily between 12pm and 1pm EDT to get answers and other tips!
City of Waltham, MA
Middlesex County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[Ord. No. 28375, 6-23-1997; Ord. No. 28981, 4-24-2000]
The City of Waltham hereby establishes a Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-off Abatement Program whereby eligible senior citizens may volunteer to provide services to the City of Waltham and in exchange for such volunteer services, the City shall reduce the real property tax on their residence. This program is intended to increase senior citizen's involvement in local government, enhance municipal services by utilization of skills of senior citizens, and to allow qualified senior citizens to reduce their property taxes in addition to any exemption or abatement to which they are otherwise entitled.
[Ord. No. 28375, 6-23-1997; Ord. No. 28981, 4-24-2000; Ord. No. 29747, 6-9-2003; amended 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. 31865]
The City Treasurer shall credit the real estate taxes of persons who are homeowners, who are Waltham residents residing in said home and who are over the age of 60 (hereafter senior citizens), beginning as of May 1, 2013, up to a maximum of $1,000 for each calendar year to be credited beginning with the actual 2014 tax bill and thereafter for services performed in the 12 months preceding the setting of each consecutive, actual fiscal year's tax rate. In the case of parcels of real estate with multiple assessed owners, the maximum credit available per fiscal year under this program on any otherwise eligible property is $1,000. All senior citizens shall be credited at the minimum hourly wage of the commonwealth for services performed under this program.
A copy of the current real estate tax bill must accompany any application to this program. Credit payment vouchers shall be issued by the City Treasurer to the City Assessors to be used towards the senior citizen's next tax bill.
[Ord. No. 28375, 6-23-1997; Ord. No. 28981, 4-24-2000]
This program shall be administered by the City Treasurer under such terms and conditions as the Mayor and City Council deem appropriate. The City Treasurer shall establish such forms as may be necessary for the aforesaid purposes, maintain records of services provided hereunder, determine and regulate all terms and conditions of program participation, and do all acts reasonably required to accomplish the aforesaid purposes. The participation of any person in this program is terminable at will by the City Treasurer, with or without cause, after consultation with the appropriate municipal department head and the Mayor.