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


All of these exemption applications may be downloaded from the Maine Revenue Services website at: 
https://www.maine.gov/revenue/forms/property/appsformspubs.htm



PROPERTY TAX AND RENT REFUND (CIRCUIT BREAKER)
This is a State Program. Please contact Maine Revenue Services at 626-8475 with any questions. This application is an application that is included with the 1040 Maine Income Tax Booklet and application.  Applications may be downloaded from the Maine Revenue Services website at https://www.maine.gov/revenue/incomeestate/1040/1040.html