The Community Preservation Act was adopted by Pembroke voters in 2006 and establishes a funding source financed by surcharge revenues, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (with matching funds), for the purpose of open space, historical preservation and community housing projects and purchases. An application for exemption from the C.P.F. Surcharge based on income must be filed annually with the Board of Assessors. If you believe you are eligible please contact the Assessors Office. The filing of the application does not stay the collection of the tax.