Assessor

 
 
2016-2017 Tax Year $12.82 per thousand dollars of valuation
 

The tax year runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  The yearly bill is legally a single obligation, but is separated into two payments, for our tax payer’s convenience. There is some rounding of numbers in the process to make your tax bills. This usuaully accounts for less than $1 variation. Please pay the bill as written.

The Real Estate market has shown increased activity over  sluggish prior years. Prices have improved and we continue to see a general slow adjustment toward pre boom pricing. Each year the Assessors office makes incrimental changes in valuation in order to keep our assessements as current as possible and avoid the expense and trauma associated with a full townwide revaluation. . That may include increases and decreases as appropriate in differnt areas.

This year the State of Maine increased the homestead exemption from $10,000 to $15,000.  Many of you have this exemption already for you the change is automatic. If you are not sure if you have this exemption please check with our office.  This exemption is available to anyone who's house is their legal residence in Standish and have been there for a year or more.

As in prior years the Standish tax rate remains one of the lowest if not the lowest in Cumberland County.  The School budget continues to make up the largest percentage of the bill you pay for taxes. The School and County account for approximately 75% of your tax bill.

 
 
 
 
2015-2016 Tax Year $12.79 per thousand dollars of valuation
 

The tax year runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.  The yearly bill is legally a single obligation, but is separated into two payments, for our tax payer’s convenience. There is some rounding of numbers in the process to make your tax bills. This usuaully accounts for less than $1 variation. Please pay the bill as written.

The Real Estate market has shown increased activity over  sluggish prior years. Prices have improved and we continue to see a general slow adjustment toward pre boom pricing. Each year the Assessors office makes incrimental changes in valuation in order to keep our assessements as current as possible and avoid the expense and trauma associated with a full townwide revaluation. . That may include increases and decreases as appropriate in differnt areas.
 
As in prior years the Standish tax rate remains one of the lowest if not the lowest in Cumberland County.  The School budget continues to make up the largest percentage of the bill you pay for taxes. The School and County account for approximately 75% of your tax bill.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Joseph Merry Assessor (207) 642-4572
Polly Darasz Secretary (207) 642-2994
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