Town of Orient

Contact us at:  207-448-7729

                                                                             Fax:   207-521-5202

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

A property tax exemption is available for permanent residents of this State who have owned a homestead in the State for the twelve consecutive months prior to the April 1st assessment date.   Owners of mobile homes also qualify for this property tax exemption.   For the 2011/2012 tax year, the exemption amount in Orient was to $9,800. of the just valuation.   If any resident homeowner is not receiving the homestead exemption please contact the Town Office at 207-448-7729 for an application form or go online at www.state.me.us/revenue.   Application forms are required to be filed with the Assessor prior to April 1st.

EXEMPTION FOR VETERENS AND WIDOWS/WIDOWERS OF VETERENS:

A property tax exemption is available for Veterans, and widows or widowers of Veterans, who served during a federally recognized war period and who have attained the age of Sixty-two (62), as of April 1st, or who are receiving a pension or compensation as a veteran from the United States Government for a total disability, either service or non-service connected.   The exemption is available only in the place where the Veteran is a legal resident. For 2011/2012 tax year, the exemption amount in Orient was up to $5,880 of just valuation.   If any qualified Veteran is not receiving the Veteran's exemption, please contact the Town Office at 207-448-7729 for an application form or go online at www.state.me.us/revenue.   Application forms are required to be filed with the Assessor prior to April 1st.

EXEMPTION FOR THE LEGALLY BLIND:

A property tax exemption is available for those individuals who are declared legally blind.   The applicant must file certification from the indiviual's doctor with the Assessor prior to April 1st.   For 2011/2012, the exemption amount for Orient was up to $4,000 of just valuation.

MAINE RESIDENTS PROPERTY TAX AND RENT REFUND PROGRAM:

Maine Revenue Service, Property Tax Division, continues to administer the Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund Program.   This program has income guidelines that must be met.   Application forms for this program must be filed with the State annually.   The application forms are available at the Town office, usually in August.