Assessor's Office Duties and Responsibilities
The Tax Assessor's office is responsible for determining a value for every property located in the town, both real and personal property. Among other duties, this office is responsible for updating and maintaining tax maps, administering tax exemptions, maintaining accurate records of property ownership, and answering assessing questions.
Located in the development department is a public files room which keeps records of all property tax cards, tax maps, sale transfers, and the current commitment report for public access during open business hours. Applications for all Current Land Use Programs and Tax Exemptions are available upon request. There is a coin operated copier which may be used by the public. Deeds are available upon request for a fee.
Questions relating to payment of property taxes should be directed to Jan Fisk firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Kittery has contracted Assessing agents from The Municipal Resources, Inc to conduct assessments.
- Staff will be wearing identification badges, will have signs on their vehicles and will have introduction letters from the Town showing their vehicle information and Town contact information.
- A typical inspection takes around 10 minutes. If no one is home, exterior measurements of all improvements will be taken. A letter may be sent in the future which will inform owners of dates and times in which appointments for an interior inspection can be arranged.
- If an adult property owner is home they will request an interior inspection to confirm data. Interior inspections are very important to ensure accurate, fair and equitable assessments for all properties.
- The homeowner is encouraged to provide information that may not be apparent to the appraiser at the time of inspection such as: seasonal wetness, cracked foundations, leaking roofs, easements, etc.
*Current MRI Assessing Staff: Paul McKenney, CNHA; Town of Kittery, Contract Assessor
Scott Marsh, CNHA; Michael Pelletier, CNHA; Jerry Quintal; Shawn Main; Michael O'Leary; Daniel Scalzo.
For more questions regarding assessments, please contact Paul McKenney, by email email@example.com or by phone 207-475-1306.