The Treasury Division is responsible for collecting and safeguarding monies received for various taxes, fees, and charges. These include Real Estate and Personal Property taxes, Motor Vehicle taxes and fees, accounts receivable payments, registration fees, and other taxes related to Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and various other charges. The Treasury Division strives to provide the highest possible level of customer service to the City's residents and taxpayers while maintaining strict control to ensure the proper posting and accounting of the funds received.
When are property taxes due?
Property taxes are due in two installments. Normally the first installment is due on or before September 15th and the second installment is due on or before March 15th unless the 15th is a non-business day.
What forms of payment are accepted for property tax payments?
For property tax payments, the Treasury Office accepts cash, checks, or credit/debit cards. The City uses a third party vendor for credit/debit transactions and an additional fee will be added to the transaction total. The fee is based on the transaction amount and indicated before completion. If requested, transactions can be cancelled before any charges are applied.
Credit cards can also be used online through InforME at: https://epayment.informe.org/payportonline/welcome
. Third-party fees also apply to online transactions.
I sold my property, why did I get a tax bill?
Although the City's tax year runs from July 1st to June 30th the taxes are assessed against the owner of record on April 1st. The April 1st date is set by State Law and is used by all communities. If you disposed of or sold your property after April 1st you are still responsible to pay the assessed taxes, even if they have not been committed yet. A purchase / sale agreement is a private agreement between you and the buyer of the property and does not automatically terminate your tax obligation. If the City is required to file a tax lien for unpaid taxes, the lien will be filed in the name of the assessed owner as of April 1st. The City highly recommends that all taxes, not just the current installment, be paid in full at your closing.
What if I lost my tax bill?
The City mails one tax bill a year, normally in late July. If you have lost or misplaced your bill you can contact the Treasury Office at (207) 992-4290 to obtain the balance due and your account number. Referencing the account number on your payment will ensure proper posting and reduce processing delays.
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