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Town of Orono

All owners of taxable real estate within Orono were mailed notification of any changes to their assessments as a result of the town-wide 2021 Revaluation. The current valuations on this website reflect those assessments.

The purpose of this project was to establish an equitable Market Value for all residential, commercial and industrial real estate as of April 1, 2021.

 Below is the new Market Value of your property, as established by the Assessor and Vision Government Solutions.

·          Personal exemptions (Blind, Veterans, Homestead, etc.) are NOT reflected in this notice, they will be applied later. 

·         Classified Farm and Forestland values ARE reflected in the assessment amount.

·         Do not apply the current tax (mil) rate to your new assessment, as doing so will result in an inaccurate calculation of taxes. 

·         A new tax (mil) rate will be established by the Town in August of 2021, based on the newly established total town valuation.

 

A formal request for an adjustment in your valuation, called an abatement request, may be filed at any time within 185 days of the date the Assessor’s final valuations are completed (this is called commitment). The exact date of commitment is not yet known; it will be posted on the Assessor’s web page as soon as possible. During most years, this means property owners have until the first few days of March to request an abatement of their property values. It is important to know that, with few exceptions, no adjustments can be made in a property’s valuation after the 185-day window has expired. The results of a formal abatement request can be appealed to the local Board of Assessment Review. However you are encouraged to discuss your concerns with the Town Assessor before filing a formal abatement application, as most concerns can be resolved through your discussion with the Assessor.





 



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