Telephone: (207) 532-7111
Fax: (207) 532-1304
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the valuation of all real and personal property in Houlton. Other duties of the office include the maintenance of all property ownership records (deeds, addresses, etc.), property record cards, updating and maintaining the tax maps, administering exemptions, and answering inquiries by property owners, appraisers, real estate agents and others from the public.
~~~Property Tax Exemptions & Property Relief~~~
Homestead Exemption– The Homestead exemption reduces the property tax bill of all Houlton residents who apply for the exemption by April 1st and who have owned and lived in their home for the prior 12 months. The exempt amount of $20,000 is deducted from the property’s total taxable value. Applications can be obtained in the Assessor’s office or at Maine Revenue Services and must be filed on or before April 1st of the year the exemption will go into effect.
Veteran’s Exemption – Any Houlton resident who was in active service in the armed forces of the US during a federally recognized war period and, if discharged or retired under honorable conditions, may be eligible for a $6,000 reduction in valuation. The veteran must have reached age 62 or be receiving a pension or compensation from the US Military for total disability. Applications can be picked up in the Assessor’s office or at Maine Revenue Services and must be filed with discharge documents on or before April 1st of the year the exemption will go into effect.
Blind Exemption – Any Houlton resident who is certified to be legally blind by their eye care professional is eligible for a $4,000 reduction in valuation. A letter from your eye care professional must be filed by April 1st of the year the exemption will go into effect.