Senior Tax Work Off Program FY19

Description :

Dear Senior Tax Work Off Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the FY19 Senior Tax Work Off Program with the Town of Norwood. The application which must be completed and returned to the Human Resources Department in order to be considered for the program.

Please download the SENIOR TAX WORK OFF APPLICATION here.
Please note incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant for completion.
If this is your first year applying for the program, please include any additional information that may be helpful in placing you within a department, such as:

  • Resume
  • Department preferred
  • Hours/Days per week preference
  • Skills & Experience
  • Any restrictions
Please note, submission of your application does not guarantee placement within the program. Also see the enclosed letter from the Town Treasurer regarding possible tax implications.


  • Hourly Rate - not to exceed $11.00 per hour (the state’s minimum wage).
    $11.00 per hour to be used to compute tax reduction, not to exceed $750.00 per fiscal year (approximately 68 total hours).
  • Volunteer period
    For the FY18 tax bill, seniors are eligible to volunteer their services under this program between
    January 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
  • Income Limitations:
    Married couples  $60,000.00
    Single  $40,000.00
  • Ownership  must be the assessed owner of the property on which the tax to be abated is assessed, or have acquired ownership before the work is performed and the abatement is applied. If the property is subject to a trust, the senior must have legal title, i.e., be one of the trustees, on the applicable January 1 assessment date, or at the time the work is performed.
  • Other Limitations
    Taxpayer must be 60 years of age or older and reside at the location that the tax reduction will be applied. In the case of multiple owners each may request the reduction as long as they reside at the specified location.


Contact :

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this application or the program please contact the Human Resources Department at (781) 762-1240 x181 or email
Lorraine Hamwey:

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled