Assessing

Responsibilities

The Tax Assessor is responsible for discovering, describing and determining property value of all Real and Personal Property subject to property taxation, and must comply with Maine State Statutes primarily Title 36 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (MRSA).

To raise the funds for the budget approved by the City Council, the Assessor prepares a list of these properties annually and commits the assessments to the City Tax Collector for collection. The Assessing Office then reports to the State Department of Revenue Services regarding its activities for the year.

Tax Rate: $17.86 per thousand dollars of the Assessment Ratio Valuation for fiscal year 2019-2020

Due Dates: August 15, 2019; November 15, 2019; February 18, 2020; May 15, 2020

Interest Rate:           7.00%
Fiscal Year:              July 1 to June 30
Assessment Date:   April 1, 2019
Commitment Date:  July 2, 2019

Certified Ratio:        100%

Public Inspection

Records compiled by the Assessor are made available for public inspection at City Hall.

Tax Billing

For Tax Billing information, please visit the Tax Collection page. Be sure to scroll down that page for several years of tax bills.