Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens
Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens, also known as the Property Tax Stabilization Program (the “Program”), is a State program that allows certain senior citizen residents to stabilize, or freeze, the property taxes on their homestead. As long as you qualify and file a timely application each year, the tax billed to you for your homestead will be frozen at the amount you were billed in the prior tax year. Eligible residents who move may transfer the fixed tax amount to a new homestead, even if that new homestead is in a different Maine municipality.
For more information you can download the Guide for Applicants, and when you are ready to apply you can download the Property Tax Stabilization Application Form from our website.
State Property Tax Deferral Program
From the Maine Revenue Services website:
"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."
CLICK HERE to download an informational flyer about the Property Tax Deferral Program.
CLICK HERE to download an application.
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).
If you need to update the name or contact information on your account, please fill out and mail in the Tax and Sewer Information Change Request form.
If you believe the assessed value of your property is not accurate, please download the Application for Abatement of Property Taxes and submit the completed form to email@example.com
Have questions or need to meet with the Assessor?
Please call the Assessor's Office at (207)889-6909 to schedule an appointment.