State of Maine Property Tax City of Calais Assessor

City of Calais Assessor
11 Church Street
Calais, Maine 04619
Contact Info:
(207) 454 2757 (Fax)
The City of Calais Tax Assessor's Office is located in Calais, Maine.
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Where is the City of Calais Tax Assessor's Office?

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

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City of Calais Assessor's Office Services

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

Property Tax Appraisals
The City of Calais 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 City of Calais 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 City of Calais 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 City of Calais Tax Assessor can provide you with an application form for the City of Calais 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 City of Calais 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.

How can I contact City of Calais?

If you need access to property records, deeds, or other services the City of Calais Assessor's Office can't provide, you can try contacting the City of Calais municipal government. The City of Calais seat can be found in the 85 Court St in Machias. You can contact City of Calais with general inquiries using the contact info listed below.

85 Court St
PO Box 297
Machias, ME 04654
City of Calais Contact Info:
(207) 255 3127 (Phone)

For more details about taxes in City of Calais, or to compare property tax rates across Maine, see the City of Calais property tax page.