Assessors' Agent

Contact Information
Darren Carey, CMA
Phone: 207-666-5531 Fax: 207-666-5532
Monday - Friday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Darren Carey, CMA








Effective Tax Year 7/1/2018-6/30/2019

36 MRSA Sec. 706: TAXPAYERS TO LIST PROPERTY, NOTICE, PENALTY, VERIFICATION. Before making an assessment, the Assessor shall give seasonable notice in writing to all persons liable to taxation, of which they were in possession of the first day of April of the same year. If any person after such notice does not furnish such list, that person is barred of the right to make application to the assessor of any appeal from any abatement of taxes, unless the taxpayer furnishes the required list with the application and satisfies the assessor that the list could not be provided at the appointed date and time. Deadline to furnish list is May 1, 2017.


General Tax Information

Mill Rate for Fiscal Year 2018
$16.85 per $1,000 of valuation for the 2018 fiscal year
Commitment Date:
September 8, 2017
Abatement Deadline Date: 
March 12, 2018 or 185 days form the date of commitment
Due Dates:
1st Half October 16, 2017
2nd Half April 17, 2018
Fiscal Year:
July 1st, 2017 through July 30, 2018
Assessment Ratio:


The Assessors' Agent determines assessed values on all residential and commerical real estate and personal property, and maintains all Town ownership and appraisal data for the purpose of annual tax bills. 

All properties in Maine are assessed annually on April 1st. In the spring, the Assessors' Agent will field inspect all new and updated building permits pulled prior to April 1st.

The percentage of completion will be reflective of the April 1st date and the following year's property valuation will indicate this as well

Personal Property


If you own a business in Bowdoinham, you must declare your personal property to the assessor by May 1st, 2018. The business may qualify for the BETR (Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement ) or BETE (Business Equipment Tax Exemption) programs.

Personal Property declaration forms are available below.


Personal Property Declaration Cover Sheet211.36 KB
Personal Property Reportin Form21.63 KB
Farmland Application Schedule192.19 KB
Homestead Exemption Application35.05 KB
Open Space Applcation43.75 KB
Maine Tree Growth Tax Law Application45.77 KB
Veteran Exemption Application20.34 KB
Property Abatement Application24.32 KB