Property Tax Programs
Due to the high number of address change requests, please use the Address Change Form (PDF).
We encourage taxpayers to take full advantage of the various programs available to ease the impact of the property tax. Some of the most common exemptions include:
- Tree Growth
- Veterans or Veterans’ Widows
- Legally Blind
- State Website for Property Tax Applications (Link)
Applications for the above exemptions must be made before April 1 of the current tax year. The Business Equipment Tax Refund (BETR) and Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) programs are available to commercial properties meeting certain established criteria. See Bulletin Number 2 of the State of Maine’s Department of Property Taxation.
BETE filings need to be submitted to the Assessor’s Office by May 1st (yearly). No BETE filings will be accepted after May 1st without a written extension received from the Assessing Office.
Please provide all homestead and other exemption applications prior to April 1st per state law for us to determine if you qualify for additional tax savings. Please mail or drop-off originals. Faxes will not be accepted. Thank you.
April 1 fixes the status and situs of all taxable property in the state. (36 M.R.S.A S 502)
Disclaimer: The Assessment Information and Tax Maps for the City of Belfast are made available on the Internet as a public service and reliance on such information is at the user’s own risk.