If you would like to make an online payment for either Taxes or Sewer, the Town of Orono has partnered with the State of Maine INFORME program to make this possible. To get started, please click here.
The tax collector / sewer department office is located in the Town Office. Taxes are due annually twice a year with the first installment due in October and second installment in February. Interest on unpaid taxes start immediately following the due dates. The interest rate on unpaid taxes is 8%. The current tax rate is $27.00 per $1000 of assessed value. Bills are mailed to taxpayers once a year in August.
Sewer accounts are due on a quarterly basis depending on the location of your residence. As a general guideline, all sewer accounts are due by the 20th of the month following the cycle's close, to avoid accruing additional interest. The minimum standard charge for town sewer is $59.40 per 1,200 cubic feet. For each 100 cubic feet above 1,200 there is an additional charge of $4.95/100. For unmetered service, the charge per quarter is $86.26 / 1,900 cubic feet.
Should you purchase or sell a property/business in Orono, your closing company should contact our office to update the tax/sewer accounts with the correct information at the time of closing. Our fax number is: 207-866-5053.