State of Maine Property Tax Relief Payments

LD 1713 - An Act To Return Funds to Maine Property Tax Payers
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Recently you may have heard discussion on LD 1713 - An Act To Return Funds to Maine Property Tax Payers. The State is in the process of sending refund checks to certain Maine property tax payers. This Act is a program that requires the Maine Office of the State Treasurer to provide relief payments of no less than $100 to qualifying property tax payers who hold a homestead exemption on their real estate property once the Property Tax Relief Fund reaches a threshold of funding to support the payments. For more information on LD 1713, please click below. This is a new program beginning in 2019. 

In November of 2019, the State contacted each municipality to obtain a full list of property tax payers who held a homestead exemption as of April 1st, 2019. The State has a schedule on which they will process and sending checks to each property owner. Currently, Bristol is scheduled in payment batch #2, to be processed on 01/08/2020. Checks will be in the amount of $104.

If you have questions about your check or there is an issue with the check you have received

If you receive a check that cannot be deposited or cashed, please contact the Office of the State Treasurer at 207-624-7477 between 8:30am - 4:00pm, and select option 3. You can also email them at propertytaxrelief@maine.gov

If you did not receive a check and anticipated you would, please first review your tax bill from 2019 to verify you received the homestead exemption. If you show the exemption on your bill and did not receive a check, please contact the Assessing Office at 207-563-5270 and ask to speak with Jessica Westhaver. You can also send an email to Assessing@bristolmaine.org.