Laurie Gonska, CMA
The Town Assessor will be in the field gathering assessing data should you see a marked vehicle in your area.
General Tax Information:
|Fiscal Year: 2024
Tax Rate: $12.19
Due Dates: October 3, 2023 and April 3, 2024
Commitment Date: August 14, 2023
Assessment Date: April 1, 2023
Assessment Ratio: 89%
|Helpful Links and Documents
2024 Tax Commitment – Personal Property
2024 Tax Commitment – Real Estate
BETE and BETR information
Application for Abatement of Property Taxes
Property Tax Bulletin No 10
Homestead exemption application
Veteran exemption application
Billing Change Form
The Property Tax Stabilization Program (LD290) has been repealed by the Legislature.
2023 – 2024 Commitment Summary & Historic Tax Info
Updates on the Property Tax Stabilization Program:
Property Tax Stabilization Program
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 a result of recent changes in the law, the Tax Stabilization Program will only apply to the property tax year beginning April 1, 2023. However, this same legislation has expanded the eligibility thresholds for participation in the State Property Tax Deferral Program and increased the maximum benefit available under the Property Tax Fairness Credit for those age 65 and older.
Stabilization Application – The filing deadline for the property tax year beginning April 1, 2023 was December 1, 2022.
Property Card lookup. Please check your Tax Map below to cross-reference your lookup on the link provided.
Note: The assessment data provided on the Property Card Lookup system is updated periodically.
There are no warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the data and no assumptions of liability associated with the use of this data.
Town of Lyman Tax Maps are for assessment purposes only and not claimed to be survey accurate. They are made available to the public and while effort is made to ensure accuracy of tax maps, reliance on any such information is at the user’s own risk.
The Town of Lyman does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any information on tax maps and is not liable for any losses caused by any person’s reliance on the maps.
Tax Maps – 2021
Tax Maps – 2020
Tax Maps – 2019
Exemptions decrease your assessment by a set amount. Multiply this amount by the tax rate to calculate your yearly savings. Once approved, an exemption is permanent till you move or sell your property. The total value of exemptions you receive shows up on the “Exemption” line on your tax bill.
Information on all exemptions is available here!
- Homestead Exemption – $25,000
Available only on your primary residence. You must have owned the residence for at least a year on April 1st, or had a homestead exemption elsewhere in the State.
CLICK HERE for a Homestead Exemption application.
- U.S. Veteran’s Exemption – $6,000
Available for U.S. Veterans who served in an active wartime period, and are either a.) at least 62 years old or b.) 100% disabled due to a service-related condition. Applicants must also provide a copy of the veteran’s DD214 form (discharge papers). Un-remarried widows/widowers of servicemen/servicewomen can receive an equivalent exemption.
CLICK HERE for a Veteran’s Exemption application.
CLICK HERE for a Widow/Widower’s Application.
- Blind Exemption – $4,000
To receive a Blind Exemption, you must have been declared blind by a physician. Applicants must also provide a copy of a notice from the declaring physician.
CLICK HERE for a Blind Exemption application.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 in the following tax year will be frozen at the amount you were billed 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.
Stabilization Application – The filing deadline for stabilization was December 1,2022. Next application will be available from the State in August 2023.
Current Use Programs:
These programs affect your Land value only. You choose specific, mapped parts of your property to enroll and the enrolled acreage is assessed at a lower than normal rate. Each program places restrictions on what you can do with your property and removing your property from these programs incurs a stiff monetary fine, so consider carefully before applying.
Information on all current use programs is available here!
- Tree Growth Program – minimum 10 acres
For land used only for the production of forest products (e.g. lumber, chippage)
CLICK HERE for a Tree Growth application
- Farmland Program – minimum 5 acres
For land that is used to produce commercial agriculture products (e.g. vegetables, hay, blueberries)
CLICK HERE for a Farmland application
- Open Space Program – no minimum acreage
For land left in its natural state to be utilized for public benefit (e.g. hunting, wildlife habitat, walking trails)
CLICK HERE for an Open Space application
Page last Updated on August 31, 2023