Welcome

Welcome to the Town of Kittery, Maine Online Assessment Database.

The 2016/2017 Tax Rate is $16.05 per Thousand.

Property Tax Due Dates:
  • October 31, 2016
  • February 15, 2017
  • May 31, 2017

Tax Commitment: September 12, 2016

Tax Abatement Filing Deadline: March 16, 2017

Assessment Date: April 1, 2016

Assessment Ratio: 92%

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Dear Property Owner:

In an effort to maintain fair and equitable assessments for all properties, the firm of Municipal Resources, Inc. (Contract Assessor’s Agent), is performing a cyclical review of all properties in the Town.  They will visit roughly 25% of the properties each year to check for accurate measurements and to verify all pertinent data of each improvement. All assessing staff from Municipal Resources, Inc. will adhere to the following guidelines:

 Staff will be wearing identification badges, will have signs on their vehicles and will have introduction letters from the Town showing their vehicle information and Town contact information.

  A typical inspection takes around 10 minutes. If no one is home, exterior measurements of all improvements will be taken. A letter may be sent in the future which will inform owners of dates and times in which appointments for an interior inspection can be arranged.

 If an adult property owner is home they will request an interior inspection to confirm data. Interior inspections are very important to ensure accurate, fair and equitable assessments for all properties.

The homeowner is encouraged to provide information that may not be apparent to the appraiser at the time of inspection such as: seasonal wetness, cracked foundations, leaking roofs, easements, etc. 

 Frequently Asked Questions:

 What is a Cyclical Review?  A Cyclical review is a systematic house by house, neighborhood by neighborhood review of each property to verify that the information listed on the Town’s assessment record matches the property.

 How often will my property be reviewed?  The review process is a revolving program and your property will be typically be viewed once every 4-5 years. In addition to the cyclical reviews, appraisers will review all sales, building permits, subdivisions, and boundary line adjustments. 

 Will this change my property Value?  Only if the information in the assessing record is found to be inaccurate.  Such as:  The property record card has no listing of a deck but the property does have a deck.  Or, the property record card indicates the property has three baths but there are only two.   

 Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions please call the Town Office at 207-475-1304.

 Current MRI Assessing Staff: Scott Marsh, CNHA; Paul McKenney, CNHA; Michael Pelletier, CNHA; Jerry Quintal; Shawn Main; Michael O'Leary; Daniel Scalzo.