Property Tax Information

Property Tax Information


Property Tax Relief programs


  • Deferred Collection of Homestead Property Taxes: The State Property Tax Deferral Program is a lifeline loan program that can cover the annual property tax bills of Maine people who are ages 65 and older or are permanently disabled and who cannot afford to pay them on their own. The loan program allows Maine’s most vulnerable community members to age in place and ensures that property taxes are still delivered to municipalities, requiring repayment of the loan once the property is sold or becomes part of an estate.   Please read MRS Title 36, Chapter 908, Deferred Collection of Homestead Property Taxes very carefully, as there are many requirements to be eligible for this program. Interest will accrue on the unpaid taxes and the State of Maine will place a lien on your property until the deferred taxes are repaid to the State of Maine.

    • title36ch908 Deferred Property Tax Deferred Collection of Homestead Property Taxes

    • State Property Tax Deferral Application Form – (2023 Form Coming Soon – Currently being updated by Maine Revenue Services)

  • Property Tax Fairness Credit:  Eligible Maine taxpayers may receive a portion of the property tax or rent paid during the tax year on the Maine individual income tax return whether they owe Maine income tax or not.  If the credit exceeds the amount of your individual income tax due for the tax year, the excess amount of credit will be refunded to you.  This form must be filed with your annual Maine State Tax return EACH YEAR.  Homeowners or renters who meet ALL of the following requirements:

    • Were Maine residents during any part of the tax year.

    • Owned or rented a home in Maine during any part of the tax year and lived in that home during the year as a primary residence.

    • Paid property tax or rent on the primary resident in Maine during the tax year.

    • Meet certain income and property tax and/or rent paid limitations during the tax year; and

    • Are not married filing separately.

    • Property Tax Fairness Credit info – Information & assistance available

    • 2022 ME Property Tax Fairness Credit Maine Schedule PTFC for Tax Year 2022

      • 2023 Form coming soon.

  • Abatement for inability to pay – Hardship or Poverty: An application must be submitted each year for which abatement is requested. Pursuant to 36 M.R.S. § 841(2)(C), the municipality must provide a written decision within 30 days from the date they receive your completed application.

Exemptions – Under Maine Law, certain classes of property are tax exempt.


  • Homestead Exemption-This program provides a measure of property tax relief for certain individuals that have owned homestead property in Maine for at least 12 months and make the property they occupy on April 1st their permanent residence. Property owners would receive an exemption of $25,000.

  • Veteran Exemption– A veteran who served during a recognized war period and is 62 years or older; or, is receiving 100% disability as a Veteran; or became 100% disabled while serving, is eligible for $6,000.

  • Download and complete the appropriate form for the exemption you are claiming and bring it to the town office with any required supporting documents.  This link will provide you with the most updated form and answers to your questions. tax/exemptions

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