Property & Land Use


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.

Code Enforcement

The code enforcement officer is responsible for the interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance and permitting, building, plumbing, electrical and heating inspections; and other enforcement duties at the municipal level that are required by state statute and local ordinance, or code.

Tax Collection

The tax office provides the following services:

  • Vehicle Registrations
  • Real Estate Tax Payments/Past Due Sewer Payments
  • ATV/Boat/Snowmobile Registrations
  • Hunting/Fishing/Dog Licenses


The open spaces and physical beauty of Cape Elizabeth are the major reasons residents choose to live here. The Town has a long history of land conservation and an impressive record of funding the purchase of land.


The Town Planner provides staff support to the Planning Board, Conservation Committee, and other committees established by the Town Council and helps the public with land-use questions, especially relating to projects currently under review by the Planning Board.