The 1998 Legislature enacted a law giving homeowners property tax relief beginning in the spring of 1998. Under this law, homeowners are eligible for reduction up to $25,000 in their permanent residence's property valuation.

This law continues in effect for the coming tax year. Those who applied for and received this exemption in the current tax year and are still residence owners in Standish will receive it again this year. They do not need to reapply for it. It will be applied to qualified owner's property taxes until they sell, move, or the Legislature rescinds the program.

New applicants must:

  • Have owned their permanent legal residence in Maine for the twelve months prior to April 1, of the current tax year.
  • Have their permanent legal residence on April 1, prior to the beginning of the tax year, in Standish.
  • Fill out and return the application form below to the Assessor's Office by April 1 to qualify for the exemption.

If a residence owner did not receive this exemption last year, they may apply for the coming year by printing the application below or by contacting the Assessor's Office.


Generally, veterans who have reached age 62 and served in active duty during a federally recognized war period, as well as 100% disabled veterans, qualify for a tax exemption of $6,000 off their property valuation.

Please contact the Assessor's Office if you think you may qualify or if you would like more information about this exemption program.

Qualification Information
Veteran Exemption Application & Veteran's Widow / Widower Application

Blind Exemption

People who have been declared legally blind by their physician are entitled to an exemption off their property valuation.

Blind Exemption Application

PDF icon Homestead Exemption Form 42.31 KB