1. Veteran Exemption

Veteran’s Exemption (Title 36, M.R.S.A. §653)

Property owners may be eligible for a $6,000 reduction in the valuation of their property.

Taxpayer Eligibility:

  • Maine resident age 62 on or before April 1st who served during a recognized war period
  • Receives 100% disability from the VA
  • Paraplegic veterans ($50,000 reduction in valuation at 100% assessment ratio)
  • Un-remarried widows of qualifying veterans

Proof of Service

In all cases the veteran must fill out an application and provide the Assessor with proof of service (Form DD214). 

  • World War I: $7,000 (at 100% assessment ratio)
  • World War II or later: $6,000 (at 100% assessment ratio)
  • Paraplegic veteran: $50,000 for specially-adapted housing unit (at 100% assessment ratio)

Filing Deadline:

  • April 1 of the first year in which exemption is requested.

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