TAX ASSESSOR
Are You Eligible for a Property Exemption?

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Eligibility requirements:
-Must be a legal resident of the State of Maine
-Must have owned a homestead property in Maine for at least the past 12 months.
-Must declare this homestead as your permanent place of residence and it must be the
only property for which a homestead exemption is claimed.(Summer camps, vacation homes and multiple residences do not qualify.)
-Must file an application with the Assessor on or before April 1

BLIND EXEMPTION
Eligibility requirements:
Real estate property owners who have been determined to be blind by a licensed Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy or Doctor of Optometry may be eligible for this exemption.
-Must file an application with the Assessor on or before April 1

VETERANS EXEMPTION
A veteran who served on active duty in the armed forces may apply for an exemption from property tax in the place where they reside provided:
- they served during a recognized war period and have reached the age of 62 years or;
- they served during a recognized war period and are receiving any form of pension or compensation from the United States Government for total disability, service-connected or non-service-connected, as a veteran; or
- they were injured during active military service in the line of duty and are receiving 100% service connected disability from the United States Government; or
- they were awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and have reached the age of 62 years; or
- they were awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and are receiving any form of pension or compensation from the United States Government for total disability, service-connected or non-service-connected, as a veteran; or
- they served during a recognized war period and received a grant as a paraplegic veteran for specially adapted housing units.
- Unremarried Widow, Widower or the Minor Child of a Veteran and Unremarried Widowed Parent of a Veteran may also be eligible for this exemption.
-Must file an application with the Assessor on or before April 1

PROPERTY TAX AND RENT REFUND (CIRCUIT BREAKER)
This is a State Program. Please contact Maine Revenue Services at 626-8475 with any questions. Booklets and applications may be downloaded from the Maine Revenue Services website at www.maine.gov/revenue/forms/homepage.html