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 most recent State Valuation and state sales ratio analysis is available here.
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 2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) is $23.00/$1,000 of valuation. This mill rate is used for both real and personal property. The due dates are September 16, 2019 and March 16, 2020 (two payments). The interest rate is 9% per annum. The commitment date was on July 11, 2019 making the appeal deadline January 13, 2020 (185 days from commitment - on the following Monday if 185 days falls on the weekend).
The mill rate for the Bangor Center Development District (Downtown District) is $0.53/$1,000 of valuation. The due date is September 16, 2019 (one payment). This mill rate only applies to taxable real property. If you own taxable real property in this Downtown District, you receive two tax bills. Click here for a map of the Downtown District.
April 1, 2020 Forms
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