State of Maine Property Tax Town of Bar Harbor Assessor

Town of Bar Harbor Assessor
93 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Contact Info:
(207) 288 3032 (Fax)
The Town of Bar Harbor Tax Assessor's Office is located in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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Where is the Town of Bar Harbor Tax Assessor's Office?

Town of Bar Harbor is a locality in Hancock County, Maine.While many other municipalities assess property taxes on a county basis, Town of Bar Harbor has its own tax assessor's office. If your property is located in a different Hancock County city or town, see that page to find your local tax assessor.

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Town of Bar Harbor Assessor's Office Services

The Town of Bar Harbor Tax Assessor is the local official who is responsible for assessing the taxable value of all properties within Town of Bar Harbor, and may establish the amount of tax due on that property based on the fair market value appraisal. The Town of Bar Harbor assessor's office can help you with many of your property tax related issues, including:

Property Tax Appraisals
The Town of Bar Harbor Tax Assessor will appraise the taxable value of each property in his jurisdiction on a yearly basis, based on the features of the property and the fair market value of comparable properties in the same neighbourhood. The assessor's office can provide you with a copy of your property's most recent appraisal on request.
Property Renovations and Re-Appraisals
If you renovate your property (such as by adding living space, bedrooms, or bathrooms), the Town of Bar Harbor Assessor will re-appraise your home to reflect the value of your new additions. Renovations may be reported to the Assessor's Office by the zoning board, contractors, or by the homeowner themselves. Unreported renovations will generally be discovered by the Assessor during the next on-site appraisal of the property. The Assessor may also re-appraise a property in the event of significant damage
Paying Your Property Tax
The Town of Bar Harbor Tax Assessor can provide you with a copy of your property tax assessment, show you your property tax bill, help you pay your property taxes, or arrange a payment plan. Payments may be made to the county tax collector or treasurer instead of the assessor.
Homestead Exemptions
The Town of Bar Harbor Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the Town of Bar Harbor homestead exemption, which can provide a modest property tax break for properties which are used as the primary residence of their owners. Additional exemptions might be available for farmland, green space, veterans, or others. Call the Assessor's Office and ask for details.
Property Tax Appeals
If you believe your house is unfairly over-assessed, the Town of Bar Harbor Tax Assessor can provide you with a tax appeal form and inform you of the tax appeal process. If your appeal is accepted, your property valuation (and property taxes) will be adjusted accordingly.

For more details about taxes in Hancock County, or to compare property tax rates across Maine, see the Hancock County property tax page.