The 2020-21 property taxes were committed on September 4, 2020.
Real Estate Tax Bills
Personal Property Tax Bills
Assessments & Tax Bills
Property taxes are assessed to the owner of record as of April 1 of the given year against real and personal property. The amount of tax is equal to the assessed value times the tax rate. The assessed value of property is established by the Brunswick Tax Assessor. The tax rate is also established by the Brunswick Tax Assessor in accordance with the requirements established by the Brunswick Town Council in its adoption of the annual budget.
The budget and fiscal year for the Town of Brunswick is July 1 to June 30. Tax bills are generally mailed by the second week of September to the owner of record as of April 1 of that calendar year.
Real estate property taxes are due in two installments, with the first installment due October 15 and the second installment due April 15. Personal property taxes are due in full by October 15. Any 2020 tax or portion thereof not paid by the date due is subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum.
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 online payment service. For questions about the online payment option please call the Brunswick Finance Department, Tax Collection Division at 207-725-6657.
Sections of Title 36 of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (MRSA) govern the collection or property taxes including the tax lien mortgage process. The tax lien mortgage process allows the Town to preserve its lien interest in real properties on which taxes remain unpaid. Should taxes remain unpaid, the lien process may result in the Town acquiring those properties. The Town has adopted a policy (PDF) to establish procedures for the review of properties on which a lien is about to foreclose and to establish procedures for the management, administration, and disposition of real property acquired by virtue of a tax lien mortgage foreclosure.
Property Tax Assistance Program for Seniors
The Property Tax Assistance Ordinance was adopted by the Town Council on December 3, 2018. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to renters and property taxpayers who have resided in Brunswick for at least 10 years and are age 70 or older. The first applications for the program will be accepted for the 2018 tax year, and are due on November 1, 2019. Applications should be mailed to:
Town Manager, Town of Brunswick
85 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
- Brunswick Property Tax Assistance Application Form (PDF)
- Brunswick Property Tax Assistance Ordinance (PDF)
Questions regarding valuation, exemptions, and abatements should be directed to the Brunswick Tax Assessor. The Tax Assessor’s Office can also be reached at 207-725-6650.
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.