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TOWN OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Property Tax Relief Programs

The Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund "Circuit Breaker" Program has been repealed for claims beginning on or after August 1, 2013.  The Circuitbreaker Program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form.  For more information, go to http://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxrelief/tnr.htm

Homestead Exemption - This program provides property tax relief for Maine residents who have owned a homestead in Maine for the twelve months immediately preceding April 1st.  To apply for this exemption, fill out an application and submit it to the  Town's Assessors' Agent.

Veteran Exemption - A veteran who is a Maine resident and who served active duty during a recognized war period and who is 62 years or older, or who is receiving 100% disability as a veteran, or who became 100% disabled while serving, is elegible for property tax relief as described in Bulletin No. 7 (Veteran Exemptions). To apply for this exemption, fill out an application and submit it to the Town's Assessors' Agent.

Veteran's Widow/Widower Exemption - A tax exemption is available to the widow or widower of a veteran who meets certain requirements as described in Bulletin No. 7 (Veteran Exemptions). To apply for this exemption, fill out an application and submit it to the Town's Assessors' Agent.

Paraplegic Veteran - A veteran who received a federal grant for a specially adapted housing unit may be eligible for property tax relief as described in Bulletin No. 7 (Veteran Exemptions). To apply for this exemption, fill out an application and submit it to the Town's Assessors' Agent.

Blind Exemption - An individual who is determined to be legally blind is eligible for property tax relief. To apply for this exemption, fill out an application and submit it to the Town's Assessors' Agent.

Farmland - Property owners who have land in agricultural production who meet certain other requirements may qualify for tax relief under the State of Maine's Farmland Program as described in Bulletin No. 18 (Farm and Open Space Tax Law). To apply for this program, fill out an application and submit it to the Town's Assessors' Agent.

Tree Growth - Property owners with at least 10 forested acres who meet certain other requirements may qualify for tax relief under the State of Maine's Tree Growth Program as described in Bulletin No. 19 (Tree Growth Tax Law). To apply for this program, fill out an application and submit it to the Town's Assessors' Agent.

Open Space - Property owners who have land that is preserved or restricted in use to provide a public benefit may qualify for tax relief under the State of Maine's Open Space Program as described in Bulletin No. 18 (Farm and Open Space Tax Law). To apply for this program, fill out an application and submit it to the Town's Assessors' Agent.



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