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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

If you would like a scanned copy of a property-record card emailed to you, please email your request to: We will respond as soon as possible. We suggest you to add this e-mail address to your contact list so the e-mail response goes directly to your inbox and not into your spam folder. 

Questions on payment of property taxes should be directed to the tax office.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Tax Information

Find tax rate, interest rate, due dates, date of commitment, etc.

Personal Property

The value of personal property of businesses that are pertinent to the conduct of that business are subject to valuation and taxation.

Senior Property Tax Assistance

Cape Elizabeth grants a rebate of up to $500 to qualifying seniors 65 or older.


Homestead Exemption | Veteran's Exemption | Blind Exemption

Tree Growth

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.

Farm & Open Space

The assessor values land classifed as farm or open space using separate criteria established by state statute.


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.

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  • Clinton Swett, Tax Assessor
  • Phone:
  • Mailing Address:
    PO Box 6260
    Cape Elizabeth, ME
  • Business Hours: Mondays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Location:
    Assessing/Codes/Planning office, second floor Town Hall, 320 Ocean House Road - Directions
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