Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my taxes and are they currently paid? 
Please contact the Tax department at (207) 725-6657.

When do tax bills go out? When are taxes due?
Real Estate tax bills are mailed out in September and March, and payments are due in two installments on October 15 and April 15. Personal property tax bills are mailed out in September and are due in a single installment on October 15.

What property tax exemptions are available? 
There are several property tax exemptions available. For more information click here, or contact the Assessing Department at (207) 725-6650.

Where can I pay a bill from the Town of Brunswick?
All bill payments are processed in the Tax Office at 85 Union Street in Brunswick. Payments may be made in person or by mail.

Where can I get financial statements for the Town?
Financial statements can be obtained on this page, or in person from the Finance Department.

What will happen if I can’t pay my taxes?
The Town utilizes the tax lien mortgage process authorized by state law to secure collection of real estate taxes. After providing a 30-day demand notice, the Town records a lien against the property in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds. If the tax remains unpaid 18 months after the recording, the tax lien automatically forecloses and the Town acquires title to the property. Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the Tax Office early to learn about programs and options that may be available to assist them with their tax obligations or to work on payment arrangements.

How do I get a passport?
Applications for passports are available in the Tax Office and online at travel.state.gov. Bring your completed application to the Tax Office with proper supporting documents (birth certificate, naturalization certificate, driver’s license) for processing. Pictures can be taken at the Tax Office or you may supply your own. DO NOT sign your application before coming to our office. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery, or if you are in a hurry, you can expedite the process and receive your passport in 2-3 weeks for an additional fee. PLEASE NOTE RESTRICTED HOURS FOR PASSPORT PROCESSING.  See the Passports page in this section for more information.