Under Maine Law, payment of property taxes is the responsibility of the person who owns the property on April 1. When property sells, it is common for buyers and sellers to prorate taxes. This is a private matter that is not handled by the Town. If any part of the tax is not paid, a lien will be filed in the name of the person who owned the property on April 1.
Sellers: Even if you no longer own the property, a lien may have a negative effect on your credit rating.
Buyers: If a lien is filed in the seller's name, the Town may foreclose on your property unless the taxes are paid.
Please verify the mailing address the Town has on file is correct. When property sells we use the mailing address listed on the real estate transfer tax form. This is often the property owner's previous address, however, we make no assumptions on which mailing address should be used. To update your mailing address contact the Assessing Office.
Mobile Home Owners
Please promptly notify the Assessing Office if you move, exchange, or sell a mobile home. We are not automatically notified of these exchanges as we are with other real estate. Documentation, such as a bill of sale, can be submitted to our office.
Mobile Home Titles
Mobile home titles are maintained by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Phone: 207-624-9000 extension 52138. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deeds for property within the Town of Brunswick are recorded at the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds. At the beginning of each month, the Registry supplies us with all the deeds recorded during the previous month. The public has access to the Registry'sto search and view recorded deeds.