The Town assessor is charged by state law with discovering, describing, and valuing property, as well as the ownership of that property, for the purpose of taxation. Accurate appraisals require constant searching for significant property facts to accumulate and analyze prior to estimating just value or fair market value. The assessor is appointed by the Town Council. Assessments are made on April 1
Questions on payment of property taxes should be directed to the tax office.
Find tax rate, interest rate, due dates, date of commitment, etc.
The value of personal property of businesses that are pertinent to the conduct of that business are subject to valuation and taxation.
As a matter of public policy, the State of Maine has set up a Tree Growth category of property which values land according to rates established by the State rather than market value.
Abatements are reductions in one's property tax bill. They are granted when the assessor discovers an error in assessment or if the owner points such an error out.