Assessing

City Hall - Brewer, Maine

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.

 Assessor’s Online Database— Property record cards and assessment data is available by clicking on this link. 

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. Information about the  Homestead Exemption Application, BETE, BETR, Blind Exemption, Renewable Energy etc. can be found on the State of Maine Web Site.  Applications are available by clicking on the links above.  

Quick Facts

Fiscal Year:                  July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 (FY22)
Assessment Date:       April 1, 2021
Commitment Date:      July 26, 2021
Tax Due Dates:            Sept. 14, 2021 (1st half); March 8, 2022 (2nd half)
Certified Ratio:            100%
Current Tax Rate:        $22.30 per $1,000 of valuation
Appeal Deadline:         January 27, 2022 (185 days from Commitment date)

The total taxable valuation is broken down as follows:
                                         FY2020                        FY2021                          FY2022
Real Estate                  731,246,073                 768,236,365                  795,517,145
Personal Property          30,517,200                   31,279,700                    30,682,100
TOTAL                         761,763,273                  799,516,065                  826,199,245

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 on the lower level of City Hall at 80 North Main Street.