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, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (FY21)
Assessment Date: April 1, 2020
Commitment Date: July 10, 2020
Tax Due Dates: Sept. 8, 2020 (1st half); March 9, 2021 (2nd half)
Certified Ratio: 100%
Current Tax Rate: $22.75 per $1,000 of valuation
Appeal Deadline: January 11, 2021 (185 days from Commitment date)
The total taxable valuation is broken down as follows:
FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Real Estate 724,376,483 731,246,073 768,236,365
Personal Property 29,238,200 30,517,200 31,279,700
TOTAL 753,614,683 761,763,273 799,516,065
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.