The Tax Assessor is responsible for discovering, describing and determining property value of all Real and Personal Property subject to property taxation, and must comply with Maine State Statutes primarily Title 36 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (MRSA).
To raise the funds for the budget approved by the City Council, the Assessor prepares a list of these properties annually and commits the assessments to the City Tax Collector for collection. The Assessing Office then reports to the State Department of Revenue Services regarding its activities for the year.
Tax Rate: $16.68 per thousand dollars of the Assessment Ratio Valuation for fiscal year 2023-2024
Interest Rate: 6.00%
Fiscal Year: July 1 to June 30
Assessment Date: April 1, 2023
Commitment Date: July 11, 2023
Appeal Deadline: January 12, 2024; end of business day (4:00 PM)
Due Dates: August 31, 2023; November 15, 2023; February 15, 2024; May 15, 2024
Certified Ratio: 100%
Records compiled by the Assessor are made available for public inspection at City Hall.
For Tax Billing information, please visit the Tax Collection page. Be sure to scroll down that page for several years of tax bills.