Tax Payment Assistance

Tax Payment Assistance

Property Tax Exemptions

All applications for Property Tax Exemptions are due by April 1 of the current year. Each year, exemption values are adjusted to the assessor's assessment ratio. The ratio for FY19 is 85%.

  • Homestead Exemption: If on April 1 of the current year, you are a permanent resident of Maine, have owned a homestead in Maine for the past 12 months, and declare your homestead in the Town of Kittery as your permanent residence, you may be eligible for a $20,000 reduction in valuation of your property assessment.
  • Veterans Exemption: If you are a Kittery resident who had served in the U.S. Armed Forces during a federally recognized war period, and are 62 years old as of April 1 of the current year, you may qualify for the Veterans Exemption and may be eligible for a reduction of up to $6,000 in the valuation of your property assessment. A paraplegic Veteran may receive up to $50,000 reduction in valuation. You must provide your DD-214 or discharge papers with your application.
  • Widowed Spouse, Child or Parent of a Veteran: If you are a Kittery resident who is a non-remarried spouse of a veteran entitled to the Veterans exemption, you may be eligible for up to $6,000 reduction of valuation on your property assessment.
    • To apply for a Widowed Spouse, Child or Parent of a Veteran Exemption, click here.

  • Blind Person Exemption: If you have been determined legally blind by a properly licensed Doctor of Medicine, Osteopathy, or Optometry, you may qualify for the Blind Person Exemption, resulting in a $4,000 reduction of valuation on your property assessment.

For more information about Maine Property Tax Exemptions, please visit Maine Revenue Services.  You may also contact the Kittery Tax Assessor at 207-475-1306 or assessing@kitteryme.org.


Senior Tax Assistance

  • Municipal Property Tax Assistance Program: Qualifying applicants may be eligible to receive a credit on their taxes. To qualify, applicants must be 70 years of age or older, have a household income that does not exceed three hundred percent (300%) of the federal poverty level, have a homestead in the Town of Kittery, and have been a resident of the Town of Kittery for at least ten (10) consecutive years. A completed application with accompanying documention is also required.
    • To apply for the Municipal Property Tax Assistance Program, click here.
    • For FAQs about the Municipal Property Tax Assistance Program, click here.

  • Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens Program: Qualifying applicants may be allowed to defer property taxes. To qualify, applicants must be 70 years of age or older, have a household income that does not exceed three hundred percent (300%) of the federal poverty level, be the owner of an eligible homestead in the Town of Kittery, and have been a resident of the Town of Kittery for at least ten (10) consecutive years. A completed application with accompanying documention is also required.
    • To apply for the Tax Deferral For Senior Citizens Program, click here.
    • For FAQs about the Tax Deferral For Senior Citizens Program, click here.

For details regarding application and eligibility requirements, please contact the Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector, Jan Fisk at 207-475-1316 or jfisk@kitteryme.org.


Payment Plan Assistance

  • "KEEP" Property Tax Payment Plan: The KEEP Payment plan offers residents the opportunity to budget property tax obligations on a monthly basis.  Beginning in July, property taxes are paid in 11 monthly installments, with the first 10 being a fixed amount.  The final installment (#11) will be adjusted up or down depending upon the remaining taxes due. KEEP payments are due by the 15th of each month, and the program is only available to those taxpayers who are current on their tax obligations.
    • The deadline for submitting a KEEP application is June 1.
    • When the KEEP application is available, it will be included here.
  • Tax Payment Plan For Liened Properties: Eligible property owers may pay off deliquent property taxes through a formal agreement with the Town of Kittery.  Interest will continue to accrue until the deliquent property taxes are paid in full.  This payment plan will allow property owners to avoid foreclosure.
    • To apply for the Tax Payment Plan for Liened Properties, please contact Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector, Jan Fisk at 207-475-1316 or jfisk@kitteryme.org to make an appointment.

For details regarding application and eligibility requirements, please contact the Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector, Jan Fisk at 207-475-1316 or jfisk@kitteryme.org.