Welcome to the Assessor's Office

About Us

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of all real and personal property in Topsham in accordance with Maine State Law.

Annually, the Assessor's Office reviews valuations, making adjustments that include any additions and deletions, as well as adjusting for market changes. The department is also responsible for maintaining accurate records of property ownership.

In addition to these and other duties, the Assessor's Office is responsible for processing exemptions for homestead, blind, veterans and widows of veterans.

The Assessor's Office is a source of information such as building and land records, monthly sales transactions and assessment valuation information used by other Town departments, the public, and their representatives (appraisers, brokers, attorneys, surveyors, title companies, etc.).

 

Important Dates

Assessment Date:  April 1st.

Commitment Date :  September 5, 2023

Appeals Deadline:  March 8, 2024

Fiscal Tax Year:  July 1st to June 30th.

2023 - 2024 Tax Rate:  $ 13.58 Per thousand dollars of  assessed value.

Certified Ratio 100%

Payment Dates:

1st payment is due October 16, 2023
2nd payment is due April 16, 2024

Property tax payment information and copies of property tax bills are available on the Tax Collection page.

 

Exemptions

Applications for Homestead Exemption, Blind Exemption, Veteran Exemption (62 years old OR 100% service related disability), Current Use Tree Growth, Farm Land, or Open Space must be filed in the Assessor's Office by April 1. 

If an exemption has already been granted to you, there is no need to re-apply.  All application forms are available on the right sidebar, or at the Office. Completed forms may be dropped off, sent by mail, faxed, or attached to email.

Property Tax Stabilization Program

Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens, also known as the Property Tax Stabilization Program (the “Program”), is a State program that allows certain senior-citizen residents to stabilize, or freeze, the property taxes on their homestead. As a result of recent changes in the law, the Tax Stabilization Program will only apply to the property tax year beginning April 1, 2023 for fiscal year July 2023 to June 2024  Eligable tax bills will be issued in September 2023. However, this same legislation has expanded the eligibility thresholds for participation in the Property Tax Deferral Program and increased the maximum benefit available under the Property Tax Fairness Credit for those age 65 and older.

Stabilization Application - The filing deadline for the property tax year beginning April 1, 2023 was December 1, 2022.

 

Frequently Requested Information

Information frequently requested from our office is available in the reports listed below. 

Property Record Cards - Hosted by Vision Government Solutions, updated monthly.

Property Sales & Transfers

Tax Maps