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.

Assessor Information

Property Tax Educational Programs

  • Maine Property Tax Institute - May 2021 
  • Maine Property Tax School – August 2021 
  • IAAO Course - 2021

Certified Maine Assessor (CMA) Exams

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Augusta | Registration
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020, Caribou | Registration
  • Next exam: February 2021

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

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