Real Estate and Personal Property. The assessment date for the State of Maine is April 1st of each year. Any changes in ownership after that date will be made after commitment in July or August. Effort will be made to mail a copy of the tax bill to the new property owner as well. The City Council approves the annual budget in July and tax bills are issued in early August. Please read the "Taxpayer Notice" on the bill to avoid any possible confusion.
FISCAL YEAR: July 1st-June 30th
FY 2015 TAX RATE: $26.80
TAXES DUE: October 31, 2018
INTEREST: 7.00% as of November 1, 2018 (rate set annually)
Payment of any amount is accepted toward taxes that have not foreclosed. When payments are made on overdue taxes any interest due is deducted first with any remainder going toward the actual tax amount. When more than one year's taxes are due, any payment made is applied to the oldest balance first. If taxes are current, payment toward the following year's taxes is accepted up to the amount of the last bill issued.
Tax bills will be mailed directly to mortgage holders if requested.