Assessor

The Town of Orono Assessor plans to return into the “field” as of June 1st, 2020 to perform necessary property inspections associated with the ongoing Townwide revaluation project as well as inspections of new construction for the upcoming tax year. These visits will involve an exterior inspection and if possible/necessary, a quick interior inspection. These inspections are vital in ensuring property data is as accurate as possible for assessment purposes. 

These inspections will be conducted on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis in which all properties within a general area will be visited during a given time frame. 

Current CDC protocols will be followed throughout the inspection process to ensure the health and safety of all involved. It is of the utmost importance to the Town and the Assessing Department that residents and property owners feel safe during this process. If, for any reason a resident or property owner is uncomfortable  with this process the Assessor will strive to accommodate their concerns to the best of his ability. This may include but not be limited to, foregoing interior inspections and relying upon owner/occupant supplied information regarding the property or simply returning to the property at a later date.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this please feel free to contact the Assessor's Office at 889-6909 or assessor@orono.org

Have questions or need to meet with the Assessor?
Please call (207)889-6909 to schedule an appointment.

The Assessor is responsible for ensuring that all properties are assessed fairly and equitably as well as providing information about the various tax relief programs available to the public.

Both real estate (land and buildings) and personal property (business equipment) are subject to taxation, unless they are specifically exempted by law or subject to another form of taxation, such as the excise tax for motor vehicles and boats. Most home furnishings are exempt from personal property taxes, therefore the property tax bill for most Maine homeowners is based on the value of the land and buildings (house and outbuildings).