Property Tax Division
The Property Tax Division is divided into two units:
Municipal Services and the Unorganized Territory
Our division is responsible for the determination of the annual equalized full value (State Valuation) for the 489 incorporated municipalities as well as for the Unorganized Territory . The State Valuation is a basis for the allocation of money appropriated for State general purpose aid for education, State Revenue Sharing and for county assessments.
We administer the real estate transfer tax, commercial forestry excise tax, controlling interest transfer tax and telecommunications business equipment tax and we determine annually the amount of tax reimbursement to each town for veteran, homestead and animal waste facility exemptions, and tree growth tax loss reimbursement.
Our office is also staffed to administer and oversee the property tax administration in the Unorganized Territory.
The 66th Annual Maine Property Tax School will be held at The Hutchinson Center in Belfast Maine from Monday August 5 through Friday August 9
Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program (BETE)
Important Notice About Property Taxes For Buyer and Sellers of Real Estate