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Property Tax Applications, Rules and Publications

Applications

Application Revised Link
Abatement of Property Taxes

1/6/17

pdf

Abatement of Property Taxes - Inability to Pay, Hardship or Poverty

4/15/15 pdf
Blind Persons Exemption from Local Property Taxes 9/22/09 pdf
Business Equipment Tax Exemption ("BETE") 2/27/18 pdf
Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement ("BETR"): The 2017 application period has ended. The 2018 application period begins August 1, 2018.   pdf

Farmland Application Schedule

  • Suggested farmland type value/acre (coming soon)
12/30/16 pdf
Homestead Property Tax Exemption 3/9/17 pdf

Homestead Exemption for Cooperative Housing Corporations

1/22/16 pdf

Homestead Exemption for Cooperative Housing Shareholders

1/22/16 pdf
Open Space Land Program 12/30/16 pdf
Tree Growth Tax Law Program 4/1/16 pdf
Veteran Exemption 1/22/16 pdf

Veteran Exemption for Widow(er), Minor Child, or Widowed Parent of a Veteran

1/22/16 pdf

Veteran Exemption for Cooperative Housing Corporation

1/22/16 pdf

Veteran Exemption for Cooperative Housing Corporation Shareholder

1/22/16 pdf

Veteran Exemption for Cooperative Housing Corporation Shareholder - Widow(er), Minor Child, or Widowed Parent of a Veteran

1/22/16 pdf
Working Waterfront Land Program 12/30/16 pdf

Forms

Form Revised Link
Assessors' Certification of Assessment and Municipal Tax Assessment Warrant 3/17 pdf
Assigned Rights to a Foreclosed Property Transfer Tax Affidavit 8/20/14 pdf
Certificate of Assessment to be Returned to Municipal Treasurer 3/17 pdf
Certificate of Recommitment 5/1/00 pdf
Certificate of Settlement 5/1/00 pdf
Commercial Forestry Excise Tax Return 8/26/15 pdf
Controlling Interest Transfer Tax Return/Declaration of Value 9/6/05 pdf
Information on Property Tax Bills Worksheet 3/17 pdf
Municipal Valuation Return 2018 3/17

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Excel

Real Estate Transfer Tax Form and Instructions
Statement of Total Discontinuation of Vehicle Use 11/5/15 pdf
Supplemental Tax Certificate 9/6/05 pdf
Supplemental Tax Warrant 9/6/05 pdf
Warrant for Completion of Collection 10/21/08 pdf

Bulletins

Bulletin Revised
Links
Bulletin No. 1 (Maine State Valuation)

6/16/15

html pdf
Bulletin No. 2 (The Use of Taxpayer's Lists) 2/28/17 html pdf
Bulletin No. 3 (Specifications for Tax Equalization Program) This bulletin has been replaced with the publication "Model Contract for Revaluation Services" on 12/29/16 (see link below)

Bulletin No. 5 (Tax Exemptions for Benevolent and Charitable Institutions)

     Supreme Court cases from Bulletin No. 5

11/13/17

html

pdf

Bulletin No. 6 (Taxation of Mobile Homes and Camper Trailers 12/5/17 html pdf
Bulletin No. 7 (Tax Exemptions for Veterans)
For more information, see: Bureau of Veterans' Services
12/15/17 html pdf
Bulletin No. 9 (Movement of Mobile Homes by Dealers or Transporters) 7/14/14 html pdf

Bulletin No. 10 (Property Tax Abatement and Appeals Procedures)

Basic Residential Appeal Procedure Chart

2/13/18 html pdf
Bulletin No. 13 (Motor Vehicle Excise Tax & Personal Property Tax) 12/5/17 html pdf
Bulletin No. 15 (The Valuation Book) 6/3/16 html pdf
Bulletin No. 17 (Exemption of Farm Machinery) 6/22/15 html pdf
Bulletin No. 19 (Maine Tree Growth Tax Law) 5/19/16 html pdf
Bulletin No. 20 (Farmland Tax Law) 6/1/17 html pdf
Bulletin No, 21 (Open Space Tax Law) 4/1/16 html pdf
Bulletin No. 22 (Training and Certification) 4/12/18 html pdf

Bulletin No. 23 (Primary Assessing Areas) This bulletin is retired as of 12/30/2016

Bulletin No. 24 (Effects of Easements on Just Value) 6/1/17 html pdf
Bulletin No. 25 (Valuation of Power Lines) 4/11/97 html pdf

Bulletin No. 26 (Advanced Assessor Training and Certification)

Approved Advanced Assessor Training Course List

5/10/18 html pdf

Rules

Rule Revised
Links
Rule 201 - Procedures Used to Develop Equalized State Valuation 6/23/15 html pdf
Rule 202 - Tree Growth Tax Law Valuations - 2018 5/8/18 html pdf
Rule 205 - Certification of Assessors 5/7/18 html pdf
Rule 207 - Real Estate Transfers 1/7/08 html pdf
Rule 208 - Revaluation Guidelines 3/24/15 html pdf

Publications

Publication Revised
Links
Assessment Manual - use order form 7/1/12 N/A N/A
Course PT101 - for a printed copy, use the order form

6/20/17

N/A pdf
Course PT102 - for a printed copy, use the order form 6/26/17 N/A pdf
Course PT103 - for a printed copy, use the order form 6/26/17 N/A pdf
Excise Tax Brochure 2/7/13 N/A pdf
Law Book - For printed/CD version, use the order form 5/1/16 html pdf
Municipal Information Listing Booklet 3/7/16 N/A pdf
Municipal Valuation Return Guidance Document 3/17 N/A pdf
Municipal Valuation Return Statistical Summary - link to webpage 5/18/16 N/A N/A
Revaluation Brochure 2/7/13 html pdf
Model Contract for Revaluation Services 12/29/16 N/A pdf
Maine's Working Waterfront Tax Law FAQs 2/13/15 html
Business Equipment Tax Exemption ("BETE") Guidance Document   N/A pdf