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 at 207-725-6650.
Registry of Deeds
Registered deeds for property within the Town of Brunswick may be found online at the Cumberland Country Registry of Deeds where you can search for records by owner name or book and page. Visit the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds to start your search.
Mobile Home Owners
Please notify the assessing office immediately 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 mailed to our office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.