Property Taxes

The Town of Long Island collects property taxes twice a year on September 15th and March 15th. If you have questions about your property taxes please contact the Tax Collector, at 766-5820 during regular business hours or by e-mail at .

Property Tax Information:

Fiscal Year:                   July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Tax Rate:                    7.69401 per thousand of valuation
Interest Rate:                 7%
1st Payment Due:          September 15, 2016 (interest accruing September 16, 2016)
2nd Payment Due:           March 15, 2017 (interest accruing March 16, 2017)
Assessment Date:         April 1st each year
Commitment Date:         July 14, 2016
Assessment Ratio:        100%
Homestead Exemp.:      $15,000
Veterans Exemp.:          $6,000
Deadline to apply for Abatement:             January 15, 2017
Deadline to apply for Exemptions:           April 1st each year

You can download/view the property tax database in PDF format.  There are two versions – one is sorted by lot number and the other by owner name:

The Maine Revenue Service administers several programs that offer tax-relief to permanent residents:

The Homestead Exemption reduces the taxable value of a permanent residence by $15,000. Other exemptions are available for veterans, blind property owners, and others.

Veteran Exemptions: Veterans Exemption BulletinVeterans Exemption Application form, Veterans Widow/Dependent Exemption Application form.

Property Tax Abatements

Abatements must be filed within the State mandated 185 days of the Municipal Tax Commitment date.

Tax Collector’s Notice, Lien, Claim and Demand (30 Day Llien Notice)Payment Policy (Effective July 1, 2011)

Tax Collector has a policy to accept ONLY bank checks, certified checks, money orders or cash during the “30 Day Period”. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLETo avoid Lien on property, payment needs to be made to the Tax Collector by the 30th day.  Brenda L. Singo, Tax Collector

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