Tax Info, Rate History, & Graphs

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State Law (Title 36 of the M.R.S.A.) charges the Town Assessor with the discovery, description, and valuation of all real and personal property for the purpose of taxation.

The Town of Mount Desert has a land area of approximately 37 square miles consisting of 2,648 parcels, with a 2022-2023 total taxable value of $2,353,434,611. Assessed values in 2021-2022 had an average certified assessment ratio at 85% of market value. The recent town-wide revaluation has adjusted assessments to 100% market value as of April 1, 2022.

The preliminary 2023 State valuation and sales ratio analysis is available here. Please note, the state valuation and ratio analysis is calculated based on sales in 2020-2021.

The Assessor annually prepares a list of taxable property and commits the assessments to the Tax Collector for collection of funds appropriated by the Town's legislative body at the annual Town Meeting. Assessor's 2021 Annual Report can be found here

Municipal budgets determine the total amount of taxes that must be paid.  Property assessments determine how that total tax is shared among the property owners.  Maintaining equity among taxpayers is a major responsibility of the Assessor's Office. 

Property taxes can now be paid online here.
 

Property Tax Due Date: August 31st Annually; Interest begins September 1st Annually.

Interest Rate on Delinquent Taxes: 4%

Fiscal Year: July 1st - June 30th

Date of Assessment: April 1st annually


2022-2023 Tax Rate

$8.04 per thousand of valuation

2021-2022 Tax Rate

$8.25 per thousand of valuation
2020-2021 Tax Rate$7.98 per thousand of valuation
2019-2020 Tax Rate $7.95 per thousand of valuation
2018-2019 Tax Rate $7.67 per thousand of valuation
2017-2018 Tax Rate
$7.42 per thousand of valuation
2016-2017 Tax Rate
$7.27 per thousand of valuation
2015-2016 Tax Rate
$7.11 per thousand of valuation
2014-2015 Tax Rate
$6.78 per thousand of valuation
2013-2014 Tax Rate
$6.51 per thousand of valuation
2012-2013 Tax Rate
$6.18 per thousand of valuation
2011-2012 Tax Rate
$5.89 per thousand of valuation
2010-2011 Tax Rate
$5.83 per thousand of valuation
2009-2010 Tax Rate
$5.85 per thousand of valuation
2008-2009 Tax Rate
$5.70 per thousand of valuation
2008 (6-month)Tax Rate
$1.80 per thousand of valuation
2007 (Reval) Tax Rate
$5.35 per thousand of valuation
2006 Tax Rate
$14.15 per thousand of valuation
2005 Tax Rate
$14.15 per thousand of valuation
2004 Tax Rate
$13.70 per thousand of valuation
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