Theresa Boyd Duff – Municipal Assessor
21 Water Street
Houlton, Maine 04730
Telephone: (207) 532-7111
Fax: (207) 532-1304
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the valuation of all real and personal property within the Town of Houlton. Duties of the office also include the updating and maintenance of all property ownership records (deeds, addresses, etc.), property record cards, tax maps, administering exemptions, and answering inquiries by property owners, appraisers, real estate agents, lawyers, and others of the general public.
New Real Estate Sales Lookup Application
The Property Tax Division of MRS has created a new online lookup service that allows the public to search for Maine real estate sales as reported on filed Real Estate Transfer Tax Declarations (RETTDs). The online RETTD Public Lookup Application allows users to review and download or print PDF versions of RETTDs going back as far as 2006. Documents can be searched by county, municipality, property type, book and page, selling price, and date sold. There are no fees to use this service.
The new application is available by viewing the Transfer Tax section of the Property Tax Division website and clicking on Public Real Estate Transfer Tax Lookup, or may be accessed directly using this link: www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/mrs/rettd/public_lookup/index.pl. If you have any questions, please contact the Property Tax Division at (207) 624-5600.
~~~Property Tax Relief Programs~~~
The Maine Legislature provides Property Tax Relief through many different programs. The applications, instructions, and other information regarding property tax relief can be found on the State of Maine Revenue Services website. Generally speaking, almost every landowner, homeowner, and business owner, qualify for some form of tax relief, as provided for by the Legislature.
The following link will connect you to the appropriate webpages for the information and application downloads for the Homestead Property Tax Exemption, Veteran Exemption, Blind Persons Exemption, Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE), Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR), and Current Use Programs, along with Abatement and Appeal Forms, informational bulletins and publications: