Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens, also known as the Property Tax Stabilization Program, is a State program that allows certain senior-citizen residents to stabilize, or freeze, the property taxes on their homestead. As long as you qualify and file a timely application each year, the tax billed to you for your homestead will be frozen at the amount you were billed in the prior tax year. Eligible residents who move may transfer the fixed tax amount to a new homestead, even if that new homestead is in a different Maine municipality.
The filing deadline is December 1 of each year and must be applied for annually.
This program is in addition to the City's Property Tax Assistance Program.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT AN APPLICATION. You may also pick up an application at City Hall or call us at (207) 767-3201 and we will mail you an application. Please return all completed applications to the Assessor's Office, 41 Thomas St, South Portland ME 04106.
Watch the video presentation below for more information about the program and how to apply.