Assessor’s Office

Address: 41 Thomas Street

Phone: (207) 767-7604

Fax: (207) 347-3062

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Office Staff

Elizabeth Sawyer, Assessor, CMA, Certified General Appraiser              
Robert Tripp, Deputy Assessor, CMA
Nanette Cobbett, Assistant to Assessor 
Andrew Kriger, Appraiser, CMA
Dean Prindle, Appraiser, CMA
Susan Nadeau, Appraiser, CMA

The Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of all property in South Portland including real estate.  The total real estate caluation for 2013/14 is $3,697,501,400; of which $461,470,100 is exempt; and personal property $522,678,200; of which $196,007,400 is BETE exempt.  The 2013 State Valuation is $3,516,250,000.

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 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 15th

Fiscal Tax Year:  July 1st  June 30th

2013-2014    Tax Rate: $16.70 per thousand at 100% valuation.

Certified Ratio 100%

Quarterly Payment Dates:

August 15, 2013

November 21, 2013

February 13, 2014

May 08, 2014