The professional assessor, Donna Hays is in the town office from 8:30am to 3:30 pm 2 days per month. She does leave the office at times throughout the day so if you need to see her, please call the town office at 634-2252 during her office hours to schedule a time to meet with her. See calendar on this website for her current schedule. For urgent information, you should contact the town office directly; email inquires will only be addressed when the assessor is in the office.
General Tax Information
Tax Rate 2015: 21.40 (.02140) Due Date: 09/15/2015 Interest Rate: 7% Certified Ratio: 71% Last Revaluation: Written Appeal deadline: not yet available (always 185 days from the date of commitment of tax)
Homestead Exemption: Eligible for all residents of the Town if you owned a home in Maine for 12 months prior to April 1 and Norridgewock is your permanent residence. Exemption amount: up to $10,000 off your valuation.
Veteran's Exemption: In the place one resides, qualifications generally are as follows: - Be at least 62 years of age on April 1 - Served in a Federally Recognized War Period - or be receiving 100% compensation for a disability from the Veteran's Administration
There are also applications for The New Personal Property Exemption (B.E.T.E.), as well as the classified programs (Tree growth, Open Space & Farmland), if you qualify.
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Collection Process
Property taxes are billed once yearly.
The Town's tax year runs January 1 to December 31.
Payments can be made in person at the Town Office or by mail to: Town of Norridgewock Tax Collector P.O. Box 7 Norridgewock, ME 04957
When paying by mail please be sure to include your payment stub from the tax bill or nor your account number on the memo line of your check. If you would like a receipt please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does the Town mail my tax bill to my mortgage company?
A. No, tax bills are mailed to the property owner only. It is the property owner's responsibility to forward the bill to their mortgage holders.
Q. I sold my property, why did I get a bill?
A. Per State Law, taxes are assessed to the owner of record as of April 1. If you have sold your property since April 1, it is your responsibility to forward the bill to the current property owner.
Q. I sold my property and the taxes were handled at the time of closing, why did I receive the entire bill?
A. Pro-ration of taxes between buyers and sellers does not involve the town. Monies can be collected for taxes at the time of closing and appear on the closing statement but may not be paid to the town. It is a good idea to check with the town about property tax status soon after the purchase of property.