Property Tax Division

Contact Information

The Property Tax Division is divided into two units:

Municipal Services and the Unorganized Territory

Our division is responsible for the determination of the annual equalized full value (state valuation) for the 487 incorporated municipalities as well as for the unorganized territory. The state valuation is a basis for the allocation of money appropriated for state general purpose aid for education, state revenue sharing, and for county assessments.

We administer the real estate transfer tax, commercial forestry excise tax, controlling interest transfer tax, and telecommunications business equipment tax and we determine annually the amount of tax reimbursement to each town for veteran, homestead, and animal waste facility exemptions, and tree growth tax loss reimbursement.

Our office is also staffed to administer and oversee the property tax administration in the unorganized territory.

Assessor Information

Property Tax Educational Programs

  • Maine Property Tax Institute - May 2018
  • Maine Property Tax School - July 30 - August 3, 2018
  • IAAO Course 101 - October 29 - November 2, 2018 (This course is full)

Certified Maine Assessor (CMA) Exams

  • Wednesday, February, 2019, Augusta | Registration
  • Next exam: Thursday, May 16, 2019, Augusta

Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) and Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) Programs

Important Notice About Property Taxes For Buyer and Sellers of Real Estate