The City Assessor is charged by State law with discovering, describing, and valuing property, as well as the ownership of that property, for the purpose of taxation. Annually, the Assessor prepares a list of these properties and commits the assessments to the City Tax Collector for collection. The records compiled by the Assessor are made available for public inspection at City Hall. The Assessing Office then reports to the Maine Revenue Services - Property Tax Division regarding its activities for the year.
The fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Taxes are assessed as of April 1 of each year. Taxes are assessed for the year going forward, so for example, taxes assessed on April 1, 2018 are for Fiscal Year 2019.
The mill rate for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) is $22.95/$1,000 of valuation. The due dates are September 17, 2018 and March 15, 2019 (two payments). The interest rate is 8% per annum. The commitment date was on July 12, 2018 making the appeal deadline January 13, 2019 (185 days from commitment). This mill rate is used for both real and personal property.
The mill rate for the Bangor Center Development District (Downtown District) is $0.53/$1,000 of valuation. The due date is September 17, 2018 (one payment). This mill rate only applies to real property. If you own taxable real property in this Downtown District, you receive two tax bills.
April 1, 2019 Forms
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