COVID-19 Updates:

Effective March 31, 2020, Governor Janet Mills signed an Executive Order extending the April 1, 2020 application deadline for certain property exemptions.

  • The Executive Order extends the April 1, 2020 deadline to either the commitment date of the municipality, or 30 days after the termination of the declared emergency, whichever occurs first.  For more information, please click here.

The deadline for Annual Current Use Taxation Applications, including Tree Growth, Farmland, Open Space, and Working Waterfront programs has been extended until July 1, 2020. For more information, please click here.

The deadline for Personal Property Declarations has been extended until May 1, 2020

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.

For more information about our Assessing staff, and what to expect during property inspections, please click here.

Kittery's 2019/2020 Tax Rate and Tax Commitment Ratio Information:

  • Tax Rate: $17.40 per thousand dollars
  • Assessment Date: April 1, 2019
  • Committment Date: September 9, 2019
  • Abatement Application Filing Deadline: March 12, 2020
  • Assessment Ratio: 80%
  • Fiscal Year: July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020
  • Exemptions: All Exemptions are adjusted to the Assessment Ratio of 80%

Tax Bill Information

All questions relating to payment of real estate or personal property tax bills should be directed to Pauline Brewster, 475-1316.

Tax Bill Installment Due Dates:

  • October 31, 2019
  • February 15, 2020
  • May 31, 2020

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.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Paul McKenney Town Contract Assessor (207) 475-1306