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Property Tax Information:

Tax Rate (Per $1,000) 20.70 mils
Tax Year July 1 - June 30
Certified Ratio 100%
Tax Bills Sent Generally the 1st Week in September
Due Date  October 15
2015 Tax Commitment September 1, 2015

For inquires about assessments please contact the Assessor's Office, for questions about your tax bill please contact the Division of Collection and Treasury

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes

Excise Tax is an annual tax that must be paid prior to registering a vehicle. Except for a few statutory exemptions, all vehicles registered in the State of Maine are subject to the excise tax. Excise Tax is defined by State Statute as a tax levied annually for the privilege of operating a motor vehicle or camper trailer on the public ways. 

The excise tax is calculated by multiplying the MSRP of the vehcile by the corresponding years mil rate shown below:

Year 1 .0240 mils
Year 2 .0175 mils
Year 3 .0135 mils
Year 4 .0100 mils
Year 5 .0065 mils
Year 6+ .0040 mils

For example a two year old car with a MSRP of $25,000 would be charged a mil rate of .0175 totaling an excise bill of $437.50 or ($25,000 x .0175 = $437.50).

For more information please see the Maine Revenue Services website or contact the Division of Collection and Treasury.