Welcome to the Assessing Department!
The Assessing Department is responsible for discovering, listing, equalizing and valuing all taxable property, real and personal, within the City of Brewer for the purpose of taxation. The assessment of property is performed annually and must be in compliance with State Statutes. We perform this function by utilizing deeds, subdivision plans, building permits, site inspections, declarations of value, etc. We are also responsible for maintaining the changes in ownership and any changes regarding the value of property. Once a year, the assessment roll is committed and sent to the Tax Collector for tax purposes.
Click here to see the COMMITMENT BOOK, which shows the valuation and tax data for each real estate and personal property account.
All Exemptions are administered by the Assessing Department. The Application for Exemption From Local Property Taxation can be found here. The Homestead Exemption Application, BETE, BETR, Blind Exemption, etc. can be found on the State of Maine Web Site.
Fiscal Year: July 1 to June 30
Assessment Date: April 1
Commitment Date: August 8, 2014
Tax Bill Due Dates: September 9, 2014 and March 10, 2015
Certified Ratio: 100%
Current Tax Rate: $20.92 per $1,000 of valuation
Appeal Deadline: February 9, 2015 – 185 Days from the date of Commitment
The total taxable valuation is broken down as follows:
4-1-2014 FY15 4-1-2013 FY14
Real Estate: $ 732,470,870 $ 737,742,900
Personal Property: $ 33,497,600 $ 34,867,400
Taxable Valuation $ 765,968,470 $ 772,610,300
The assessing department records are public information and can be viewed Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are located in the bunker in City Hall at 80 North Main Street.