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Cherie Yattaw, Assessing Clerk
Scope of Services
The Assessors are responsible for ascertaining and listing all taxable property within the Town as of April 1st of each year, valuing taxable property according to its “just value,” and assessing each taxpayer his or her fair proportion of school, county, and municipal taxes.
The only way in which this tax burden can be fairly distributed is for the Assessors to attempt to discover all taxable property within their municipality and to value all property fairly.
The elected Select Board also serves as the Board of Assessors. An Assessors’ Agent, certified by the State of Maine, assists the Board of Assessors in performing the duties and responsibilities provided for assessors under general law.
Some local deed information, property descriptions, property sales data and other real property data are available at the Town Office.
The Town tax maps are now online and can be found in the tab "Online Services".
2013 Real Estate Taxes
2013 Real Estate Tax Commitment
On July 29, the Select Board approved setting the 2013-2014 tax rate at $7.70. This reflects no change from the previous year.
If you think that your property has been over-valued for property tax purposes, there are steps you can take to have the valuation reviewed and request that your property value be reduced and, therefore, your taxes reduced (abated).
You must provide data that will show the reviewers how you arrived at your conclusion that your property is over-valued. Two steps you can take are:
In addition to valuation corrections and abatements, the Town may make property tax abatements for any person by reason of infirmity, or poverty in the judgment
For information regarding tax relief programs administered by the State of Maine Income/Estate Tax Division, please visit the Maine Revenue Services web page.
Data and Statistics - 2011 and 2012
Applications & Forms
Visit the Applications page to view and print the following:
Documents & Ordinances
Visit the Documents page to view the following:
Tax Payer lists and Tax Maps are available at the Town Office for a fee.
Websites of Interest