Assessor Duties & Responsibilities
The Tax Assessor’s Office is responsible for determining value for all real and personal property in the Town of Kittery. The office is responsible for maintaining tax maps, administering tax exemptions and answering assessing questions. The Assessing Office is located in Town Hall where you can review tax maps and the current commitment report.
The Assessing Office is happy to answer questions and concerns anytime 8am to 6pm Monday through Thursday. To confirm Assessor availability or schedule an appointment with an Assessor please call 475-1304.
Kittery's 2018/2019 Tax Rate and Tax Commitment Ratio Information:
- Tax Rate: $16.80 per thousand dollars
- Assessment Date: April 1, 2018
- Committment Date: September 10, 2018
- Abatement Application Filing Deadline: March 14, 2019
- Assessment Ratio: 85%
- Fiscal Year: July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019
Tax Bill Information
All questions relating to payment of real estate or personal property tax bills should be directed to Jan Fisk, 475-1316.
Tax Bill Installment Due Dates:
- October 31, 2018
- February 15, 2019
- May 31, 2019
Sale of Real Estate and Your Tax Bill:
Maine law provides that the taxable status of all real estate in the State of Maine be established as of April 1 of each year. If you are the owner of record on April 1 of the current year, you will receive the current year’s tax bill.
What does this mean if you sold property? If you receive the tax bill please forward the first tax bill, issued in September, to the new owner. This is important because if the taxes go upaid, a municipal lien could be placed on the property under your name.
Personal Property Tax Bills:
Maine law provides the taxable status of all taxable personal property in the State of Maine to be established as of April 1 of each year.
What does this mean for businesses that closed after April 1? If your business was open on or before April 1 of the current year, you are responsible for the business personal property taxes due. Please send notice to the tax assessor when your business closes in Kittery.