A tax certificate provides a guarantee of the tax balance on an account at a specific date. Lawyers use the tax certificate to adjust taxes paid when a property is sold.  You can purchase a tax certificate from the City of Cambridge through our assessment lookup tool or in person at City Hall.

To purchase a tax certificate  online, you will need a credit card (Visa or Mastercard).  Online requests are processed the next business day and an electronic certificate will be emailed to you.

We will provide updates on the specific property for 30 days after the date of issue for the certificate. We usually process certificates within 24 hours of recieving your request with payment.

You can email us or call (519) 740-4524 x4068.