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, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Tax Rate:  7.88 per thousand of valuation
Interest Rate on Late Payments:  8%
1st Payment Due:  Sept. 15, 2020 – interest commencing on Sept. 16, 2020
2nd Payment Due:  March 20, 2021 – interest commencing on March 16, 2021
Assessment Date:  April 1st of each year
Commitment Date:  July 15, 2020
Assessment Ratio:  97%
Homestead Exemption:  $24,250
Veterans Exemption:  $5,820
Deadline to apply for an Abatement:  January 16, 2021
Deadline to apply for and Exemption:  April 1st of 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:

2020-01-14 Tax Database by Name
2020-01-14 Tax Database by Lot No

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 $24,250. 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.  Tax Collector – Town of Long Island

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