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The State Board of Property Tax Review was established in 1986, under 5 M.R.S. 12004-B, and consists of 15 members, appointed by the Governor. The term of each member is three years. The Board hears appeals from denials of tax abatements by assessors or local boards of assessment review, see 5 M.R.S. 271-273, regarding:
Non-residential property with an municipal assessed valuation of $1,000,000 or greater;
Tree growth, farmland, open space, mine site and working waterfront classified property, as well as
Municipalities disputing their annual equalized state valuations
The Board does not hear appeals involving residential property, nor can it dispense legal advice.
All inquiries regarding residential property taxes should be directed to your local Municipal Assessor or Maine Revenue Services, Property Tax Division at (207) 624-5600. Legal advice should be obtained from a qualified attorney.