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ASSESSING INFORMATION

Assessor's Office

 

Office Staff:

Rob Duplisea, CMA-Assessor Agent

Laurisa Loon, Executive Assistant

For an appointment please call 737-4305 ext. 208

The Assessor's Office has an open door policy and welcomes all taxpayers with questions or concerns about their assessments to call the office.  We are also happy to answer questions via e-mail: laurisaloon@richmondmaine.com.

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of all real and personal property in Richmond.  Other duties of the office include the maintenance of all property ownership records (deeds, addresses, etc.), property record cards, updating and maintaining tax maps, administering exemptions, answering inquiries by property owners, appraisers, real estate agents and others from the public.

The 2013/2014 taxable valuation for the Town of Richmond is $266,414,143.  This includes taxable real estate with a total of $237,967,655. and taxable business personal property with a total of $28,446,488.  Richmond's certified assessment ratio for 2013/2014 is 100%. 

Richmond's current tax rate is $18.10 per thousand dollars of valuation.  Annually, the Assessor's Office reviews valuations and makes adjustments to the valuations to include any additions and deletions.  Part of the assessment process includes conducting an annual "sales ratio study," which compares the actual selling prices of properties to assessments.

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS & PROPERTY TAX RELIEF

STATE OF MAINE CIRCUIT BREAKER PROGRAM: This is a tax relief program administered by the State to individuals whose property taxes exceed a certain amount of their income.  Renters as well as homeowners can take advantage of the circuit breaker program;a person does not need to own his or her home to be eligible.  Applications for the property tax & rent relief program are available online at the Maine Revenue Services website from August 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014 (the filing deadline). 

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION: The Homestead exemption reduces the property tax bill of Richmond resident homeowners who apply for the exemption by April 1st and who have owned and lived in their house for the prior 12 months.  The exempt amount of $10,000 is deducted from the property's total taxable value.  Applications can be obtained in the Assessor's Office or downloaded from this page and must be filed on or before April 1st of the year it will go into effect.

VETERAN'S EXEMPTION: Any Richmond resident who was in active service in the armed forces of the US during a federally recognized war campaign period and, if discharged or retired under honorable conditions, may be eligible for a $6,000 reduction in valuation.  The veteran must have reached age 62 or be receiving a pension or compensation from the US Military for total disability.  Applications can be picked up in the Assessor's Office or downloaded from this page and must be filed with discharge documents on or before April 1st of the year it will go into effect.

BLIND EXEMPTION: Any Richmond resident who is certified to be legally blind by their eye care professional is eligible for a $4,000 reduction in valuation.  A letter from your eye care professional must be filed by April 1st of the year it will go in effect.

 

 

 

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