The Assessing Office is responsible for the valuation of all real and personal property located in the Town of Brunswick. Our office maintains tax records on over 9,000 real estate accounts, 1,000 personal property accounts, and 103 tax maps. All property is subject to taxation unless exempted by law or subject to another form of taxation, such as excise tax. Some of our annual responsibilities include: updating property records with changes in property characteristics, tracking ownership changes, updating tax maps, administering property tax relief programs, and analyzing sales prices, construction costs, and income and expense data to estimate market values.
In this office you can also find access to property deeds, property surveys, and street addressing and naming information.
We are located on the second floor of Town Hall and open to the public:
- Monday-Wednesday 8:30AM-4:30PM
- Thursday 8:30AM-6:00PM
- Friday 8:30AM-3:00PM
- Access the information the Assessing Office has on file for your property. It is highly encouraged that you review this information annually and promptly notify us of any discrepancies. You can schedule a site visit with our in-house appraisal staff by calling our office.
- View your parcel boundaries and map layers such as: zoning, wetlands, voting districts, utilities, and more.
- Search the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds database to access all recorded legal documents affecting real estate. You can search deeds by name, book & page, or date recorded, all of which can be found on the property record cards. Examples of other documents you can find here are: land surveys, subdivision plans, liens, and land easements. Additionally, the registry offers a free where you can receive an email notification when a document is filed with your name on it.
- The Property Tax Division of Maine Revenue Services offers an online lookup service that allows the public to search for Maine real estate sales as reported on filed Real Estate Transfer Tax Declarations (RETTDs). There are no fees to use this service.
- View your current and past property tax amounts and make property tax payments. Real estate and personal property tax bills may be paid by check through the mail, by cash, check, or credit card in person, or by credit card online. Credit card payments are made through Maine Payport, a third-party provider, and will incur additional fees. Access the . Questions regarding payments, interest, and tax liens should be directed to the Brunswick Finance Department, Tax Collection Division, in person at 85 Union Street, or by phone at 207-725-6657, during Town Hall hours.
- Tax Year: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
- Assessment Date: April 1, 2023
- Commitment Date: September 15, 2023
- Certified Ratio: 83%
- Net Taxable Valuation: $2,395,327,744
- Tax Levy: $55,787,183.16
- Tax Rate: $23.29
- Tax Bill Due Dates: October 31, 2023 & April 16, 2024
- Interest Rate on Overdue Taxes: 8% per Annum
- Commitment Documents
- How do I get a copy of my tax bill?
Tax bills are issued by the Tax Collector's Office. Please contact that Office at 207-725-6657.
- How do I change my address on my tax bill?
Though tax bills are issued by the Tax Collector, the property information, including mailing address, is maintained by the Assessor's Office. Please email the Assessor or call 207-725-6650.
- I’ve bought (or sold) a mobile home, how do I change the ownership information for tax billing purposes?
Please provide the Assessor's Office with a bill of sale for all mobile home transfers. If you do not have a bill of sale, please provide other official documentation showing transfer of ownership. You may send the bill of sale (or other documentation) by mail, as an email attachment to the Assessor, or visit us in person.
- I recently sold (or bought) a property why did I receive (or not receive) the tax bill?
Under Maine Law the payment of property taxes is the responsibility of the owner on record as of April 1st. The tax bill for the first half of annual taxes due will always have the owner on record for April 1st on the bill. If we are notified that the owner has changed since April 1st, we can put "c/o (new owner's name)" and new mailing address on that bill. For more information regarding the obligations of buyers and sellers please see the Important Notice about Property Taxes for Buyers and Sellers (PDF).
- I recently purchased a subdivided parcel, why did I not receive a tax bill for that individual parcel?
Under Maine Law all property is taxed as it sits on April 1st. If you purchased a property that was split or divided from another parcel after April 1 you will not receive a separate tax bill until the following tax year. For your tax obligation please see the Important Notice about Property Taxes for Buyers and Sellers (PDF).
- I am planning to build a new house, how do I obtain a house number for that house?
Once a building permit has been issued, the Assessor's Office can assign a valid mailing address based on the State of Maine E911 guidelines. The Assessor acts as the E-911 Addressing Officer and will coordinate the establishment of a new house number with the United States Post Office, the Fire Department, the Police Department, and 911.
- I owned a business in Brunswick that has since moved or closed, do I need to notify the Assessor’s Office?
Yes, please notify the Assessor's Office if your business has moved within Brunswick, moved out of Brunswick, changed owners, or simply closed its doors.