Welcome

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

The 2022/2021 Tax Rate is $13.00 per Thousand.

Assessment Date: April 1, 2021

Tax Commitment: September 13, 2021

Tax Abatement Filing Deadline: March 17, 2022

Assessment Ratio: 100%

Fiscal Year: July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022

Property Tax Due Dates:

  • November 1, 2021
  • February 15, 2022
  • May 31, 2022

**PLEASE NOTE** Information on property abatements and exemptions is not available on this site. This site is to be used as a reference and may not have the most current property information. Please verify property information with the town assessing office.


SALE OF PROPERTY AND YOUR TAX BILL

Maine law provides the taxable status of all real estate in the State of Maine to be established as of April 1 of each year.

If you were the owner of record on April 1, you will receive the current year's tax bill. Please forward the tax bill to the new owner if you sell your property AFTER April 1 of the current year.

Proration of taxes between the buyer and seller does not involve the municipality. Although monies may be collected for taxes at closing they may not be paid to the municipality.

If you purchased property after April 1 of the current year please contact Pauline Brewster, pbrewster@kitteryme.org or 475-1316 to inquire about taxes due and tax due dates.


Tax Cycle and Due Dates:

Installment

Period Covered

Bill Due Date

1st Installment

July 1- Oct 31

Nov 1

2nd Installment

Nov 1- Feb 28

Feb 15

3rd Installment

March 1-June 30

May 31

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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.   

Current MRI Assessing Staff: Paul McKenney, CMA; Mike O'Leary, CMA (RET.); Karen Fortier, CMA; Michelle McDonald, CMA.




 



As a Maine taxpayer you could be eligible for the following property tax programs:

To see if you qualify:

http://www.maine.gov/revenue/forms/property/appsformspubs.htm

Should you qualify, please submit the application(s) to the Kittery Assessor by April 1, 2022 (for Fiscal year 2023 taxes).