Property Revaluation & Tax Bills
The tax bills for the Town of Waldoboro were mailed this week, the due date will be extended to November 30, 2022. If you have questions or concerns about your property valuation you should contact our Assessor’s Agent, Darryl McKenney at the Town Office or by calling 832-5369 ext. 2.
What can you do to reduce your tax bill, or make it more manageable?
All taxpayers can participate in the Tax Club that will split your bill into 9 monthly payments if you set up participation with our Tax Collector during October, or 8 monthly payments if you set up participation during November. Call 832-5369 ext. 1 for Tax Club information.
Please review your valuation with our Assessor’s Agent, remember the last revaluation was in 2008, your new valuation may include improvements you may have made to your home since that date.
There are many exemptions that may be available to you. Please follow this link which explains what exemptions are available. https://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxes/tax-relief-credits-programs/property-tax-relief-programs/property-tax-exemptions#:~:text=Homestead%20Exemption%20%2DThis%20program%20provides,receive%20an%20exemption%20of%20%2425%2C000.
There are also Tax Relief Programs available, please follow this link which explains the relief programs available https://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxes/tax-relief-credits-programs/property-tax-relief-programs
You can appeal your valuation through the process of Abatement. Abatement is the process by which valuations that are found to be excessive, or in error may be corrected. The statutes provide that a property owner who believes their property valuation is excessive must seek relief through a written request to the Board of Assessors, made within 185 days of the date the tax was committed to the Tax Collector (which is usually shortly before the tax bill is mailed) stating the abatement requested, and the reasons for requesting the abatement.
If the taxpayer is dissatisfied with the decision of the Board of Assessors, they may appeal within 60 days to the Lincoln County Commissioners; further appeal may be made to the Superior Court within 30 days.