Susan Bellerose, Deputy Town Clerk/Deputy Treasurer
207-499-7562 @ ext. 12
Direct line – 207-247-0644
Fax – 207-499-7563
Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
October 15, 2020 – PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID 19: The Revaluation process has taken longer than expected to complete. After much deliberation, the Select Board has decided to use last years (2020) assessments for the 2021 Tax Year. The revaluation assessments will not be updated until the 2022 Tax Year, which covers July 1, 2021 though June 30, 2022. We thank you and appreciate your patience. The bills should be mailed by Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Tax Collector & Motor Vehicle Agent Notice
Great news! Effective September 25, 2020, you will now be able to renew your vehicles online by using a Debit or Credit Card along with Electronic payments. You will pay a transaction fee of 2.07% on the excise tax when using a card.
We accept payment by Credit/Debit cards, Cash, & Checks at the office. You will be charged a minimum $3.00 transaction fee for charges up to $114.00 and 2.65% fee upwards of that amount. Your debit card will be used as credit.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, we now have a mail slot at the front door if you want to drop off tax payments – checks or money orders only – NOT CASH – (located just to the left of the door). Please, NEVER leave tax payments in the out-going mailbox out front.
The mil rate for the 2021 tax year is $10.75. The first tax installment is due: November 16, 2020 and the second installment will be due May 16, 2021.
The tax year runs from July 1st through June 30th each year -the first installment pays July 1st though December 31st and the second installment pays January 1st through June 30th.
For vehicle registrations, please have a valid insurance card and the mileage ready at the time of processing.
If you purchase a new or used car from a dealership, you will need to provide a copy of the Title Application.
If you purchase a used vehicle via private sale, you will need to provide a Bill of Sale and Title (all 1995 or newer vehicles) completed by the previous owner(s) signed by the seller(s), and purchaser(s).
A fee of $1.00 will be charged if you wish to have your insurance card faxed here.
Vehicles can be re-registered on line at www.sosonline.org. We accept payments made by Debit and Credit Cards and Electronic Check.
We will register your Boats, ATV’s, and Snowmobiles here at the office and process Hunting & Fishing Licenses. These may also be done online at www.maine.gov/ifw and click Online Services. You can pay by debit or credit cards for IFW services.
I am a Notary Public and available to notarize documents during regular business hours.
Property Tax Fairness Credit Program
The Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund Program has been repealed and replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form.
If you don’t file State of Maine Income Tax form, please call 207-626-8475 for assistance.
Qualified Maine residents can get as much as $600 ($900 if 65 years of age or older). The forms can be downloaded from the Maine Revenue Services web site at www.maine.gov/revenue/forms or by calling 207-624-7894 to request that a form be mailed.
Applicants can get assistance in completing the Property Tax Fairness Credit worksheet from the Maine Revenue Services. For help, please call 207-626-8475 weekdays 8:00am to 4:30pm or visit the Maine Revenue Services at 51 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Closed on State recognized holidays.