The tax assessor is responsible for the assessment and listing of all taxable property within the City of Portland. The property tax finances a major portion of the city and school budgets. Detailed property information such as lot size, building size, building sketch, photographs, etc. is available at our website. Individual real estate and personal property tax roll information may be accessed by clicking onto the appropriate tax roll choice in the left hand column of the screen.
The April 1, 2016 (FY2017) tax rate is: $21.11 per $1000 of valuation
The assessor has certified Portland's ratio between assessed value and market value at 100%. The 100% ratio will be applied to the following tax exemptions which are then deducted from the assessed value of the property:
Veteran's Exemption $6,000 X 100% = $6,000
Blind Exemption$4,000 X 100% = $4,000
Maine Homestead Exemption $15,000 X 100% = $15,000
Maine Homestead Exemption Program
In its 2015 session The Maine legislature revised the amount the exemption to $15,000 of just value as of April 1, 2016 tax year. If you have already applied for this program you do not need to apply again on the same property. It is important to note that if you have recently moved or sold your property, you must reapply for the exemption on your current home.
Applications must be received by the Tax Assessor by April 1 in the year that the exemption is first granted. Applications received after April 1 will not become effective until the following year.
If you are currently receiving a tax reduction (blind, veteran or homestead exemption) on your property it is notated on the front side of your tax bill. If you wish to apply for these programs application forms are available in a PDF format for you to download and print. If you require Adobe Acrobat to print PDF files it is available free at Adobe Home Page.