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 2017/2018 tax year, the exemption amount in Maine will be $20,000. off the 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 click the link below   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 2017/2018 tax year, the exemption amount in Maine is up to $6,000 off 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 click the link below.   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 2017/2018, the exemption amount for Maine is up to $4,000 off just valuation.





MAINE RESIDENTS PROPERTY TAX AND RENT REFUND PROGRAM:

Maine Revenue Service, Property Tax Division, has discontinued to "Circuit Breaker" program, but eligible residents can receive a credit on there Maine income tax.