Water and Sewer Discounts

On February 7th, 2017 Town of Maynard Board of Selectmen approved modifications to the Senior Citizen Discount Policy. The new Senior Citizen Discount Policy will take effect July 1st, 2017.

To qualify a rate payer must be granted one of the following exemptions through the Town Assessor’s Office (click on applicable description for detail criteria):

  • Exemption Clause 17D  – Seniors surviving spouses/minor children
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    • As of July 1st of the tax year, a surviving spouse or a minor with a parent deceased who owns and occupies the property as his/her domicile OR a person 70 years or over who has owned and occupied the property as his/her domicile for at least 10 years
    • Asset qualification
    • Documentation: Birth Certificates/ Evidence of domicile and occupancy/ Income tax return
  • Exemption Clause 41C – Seniors
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    • An individual must be 65 years or older or joint owner with a spouse 65 years or older as of July 1st of the tax year
    • An individual must own and occupy the subject property on July 1st of the tax year, in addition an individual must have been continuously domiciled in Massachusetts for the 10 years before the application and have owned and occupied the property or any other property in Massachusetts for 5 years.
    • Asset and Income qualification
    • Documentation: Birth Certificates/ Evidence of domicile and occupancy/ Income tax return
  • Exemption Clause 22 – Veterans
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    • A veteran must have been a Massachusetts domiciliary for at least six months before entering the service OR have lived in Massachusetts for at least 5 years.
    • A veteran, or if deceased, the veteran’s surviving spouse or parent, must occupy the property as his or her domicile on July 1st of the tax year.
    • A qualifying applicant must possess a sufficient ownership interest in the domicile as of July 1st of the tax year. This ownership requirement is satisfied if the person’s ownership interest is worth at least an amount ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 depending on the exemption.
  • Exemption Clause 22E – Veterans 100% disability
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    • Veterans with 100% disability in the line of duty
    • Paraplegic Veterans
    • This exemption is available to veterans who are certified by the Veterans Administration as paraplegic and their surviving spouses.
  • Exemption Clause 37A – legally blind persons
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    • Applicants must submit a current certificate from the Commission for the Blind with each year’s application.

In addition to qualifying for this discount via the means testing above, the ratepayer must also:

  • Be 70 years old by January 1st prior to the start of the fiscal year for which the discount will be provided.

Additionally:

  • The relief shall be limited to a fixed dollar amount of $50.00 per quarter. This will provide an annual relief of up to $200.00 per qualifying ratepayer.
  • The new discount policy will take effect on the July 1st, 2017 water and sewer bill.

To qualify for any of the Exemptions, contact the Assessor’s Office at 978-897-1304.

If you have questions regarding the modifications to this policy, contact the Maynard Board of Selectmen’s Office at 978-897-1301.

For information about your water & sewer bills or services, contact the Maynard Department of Public Works at 978-897-1317.