"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.
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).