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Applications

Application Revised
Abatement of Property Taxes

1/6/17

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

4/15/15
Blind Persons Exemption from Local Property Taxes
9/22/09
Business Equipment Tax Exemption ("BETE")
8/13/18
Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement ("BETR"):
7/25/18

Farmland Application Schedule

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

Homestead Exemption for Cooperative Housing Corporations

1/22/16

Homestead Exemption for Cooperative Housing Shareholders

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

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

1/22/16

Veteran Exemption for Cooperative Housing Corporation

1/22/16

Veteran Exemption for Cooperative Housing Corporation Shareholder

1/22/16

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

1/22/16
Working Waterfront Land Program
9/5/18

Forms

Form Revised
Assessors' Certification of Assessment and Municipal Tax Assessment Warrant
3/17
Assigned Rights to a Foreclosed Property Transfer Tax Affidavit
8/20/14
Certificate of Assessment to be Returned to Municipal Treasurer
3/17
Certificate of Recommitment
5/1/00
Certificate of Settlement
5/1/00
Commercial Forestry Excise Tax Return
8/26/15
Controlling Interest Transfer Tax Return/Declaration of Value
9/6/05
Information on Property Tax Bills Worksheet
3/17
Municipal Valuation Return 2018 | Excel version
3/17
Real Estate Transfer Tax Form and Instructions
Statement of Total Discontinuation of Vehicle Use
11/5/15
Supplemental Tax Certificate
9/6/05
Supplemental Tax Warrant
9/6/05
Warrant for Completion of Collection
10/21/08

Bulletins

Bulletin Revised
Bulletin No. 1 (Maine State Valuation)

6/16/15

Bulletin No. 2 (The Use of Taxpayer's Lists)
This bulletin is being updated.
2/28/17
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

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

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

Basic Residential Appeal Procedure Chart

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

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
Bulletin No. 25 (Valuation of Power Lines)
4/11/97

Bulletin No. 26 (Advanced Assessor Training and Certification)

Approved Advanced Assessor Training Course List

5/10/18

Rules

Rule Revised
Rule 104 - Filing of Maine Tax Returns
8/28/17
Rule 201 - Procedures Used to Develop Equalized State Valuation
6/23/15
Rule 202 - Tree Growth Tax Law Valuations - 2018
5/8/18
Rule 205 - Certification of Assessors
5/7/18
Rule 207 - Real Estate Transfers
1/7/08
Rule 208 - Revaluation Guidelines
3/24/15

Publications

Publication Revised
Assessment Manual - use order form
7/1/12
Course PT101 - Introduction to Property Tax Assessment
for a printed copy, use the order form

6/20/17

Course PT102 - Maine Property Tax Law
for a printed copy, use the order form
6/26/17
Course PT103 - Valuation of Real Estate
for a printed copy, use the order form
6/26/17
Excise Tax Brochure
2/7/13
Law Book - link to web page - for printed/CD version, use the order form
7/24/18
Municipal Information Listing Booklet
3/7/16
Municipal Valuation Return Guidance Document
3/17
Municipal Valuation Return Statistical Summary - link to webpage
5/18/16
Revaluation Brochure
2/7/13
Model Contract for Revaluation Services
12/29/16
Maine's Working Waterfront Tax Law FAQs
2/13/15
Business Equipment Tax Exemption ("BETE") Guidance Document