Property Tax

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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 484 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.

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Property Tax Educational Programs

  • Maine Property Tax Institute - April 13-14, 2021 
  • Maine Property Tax School – August 2-11, 2021 
  • IAAO Course 102: Income Approach to Valuation (online) - October 18-21, 2021 

Certified Maine Assessor (CMA) Exams

  • Next exam: November 3 - Augusta

Report on Guidance for Determining Valuation and Assessment of Renewable Energy Facilities that Qualify for Exemption (PDF)

Important Notice About Property Taxes For Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate (PDF)