The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of all property in South Portland including real estate. The total taxable valuation of real estate for 2022/23 is $4,544,598,800.00. The total taxable valuation of personal property is $366,632,600.00.
Annually, the Assessor's Office reviews valuations and makes adjustments to the valuations that include any additions and deletions. The department is also responsible for maintaining accurate records of property ownership.
In addition to these and other duties, the Assessor's Office is responsible for processing exemptions for homestead, veterans and widows of veterans.
The Assessor's Office is a clearing house of information such as building and land records, monthly sales transactions and assessment valuation information used by other City departments, the public, and their representatives (appraisers, brokers, attorneys, surveyors, title companies, etc.). Reports are often generated from the commitment file for use by various city departments, as well as the office being the source of addresses for public hearing notification. Computer reports containing various assessment and ownership information can be purchased for a reasonable fee.
General Tax Information
Assessment Date: April 1st
Commitment Date: July 5th
Fiscal Tax Year: July 1st - June 30th
2022-2023 Tax Rate: $15.56 per thousand.
Quarterly Payment Dates:
August 18th, 2022
November 17th, 2022
February 16th, 2023
May 18th, 2023