Homestead Exemption...


The completed form must be filed with the Assessor by April 1st of the year the exemption is being requested.  NOTE: Forms filed after April 1st of any year will apply to the subsequent year tax assessment.  This is a one-time filing, the taxpayer need not apply during subsequent years.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Legal resident of the State of Maine
  • Must have owned homestead property in Maine for at least the past 12 months.
  • Must declare this homestead as their permanent place of residence and the only property for which they have claimed a homestead exemption. (summer camps , vacation homes and 2nd residences do not apply)

Claims of residency are based on one or more of the following:

  1. Registered voter in the municipality
  2. Pay Motor Vehicle Excise Tax in the municipality.
  3. The place of legal residence on resident fishing and/or hunting license is the same as the  "homestead address".
  4. Address on drivers license is the same as the "homestead address".