Tax Assessor’s Office
Richard C. Mace – Tax Assessor
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the valuation of all real and personal property. Other duties of the office include the maintenance of all property ownership records (deeds, addresses, etc.), property record cards, and tax maps. They also administer property tax exemptions and current use applications. The Assessor’s Office is the clearing house for all E-9-1-1 addresses. Information on this page is current as of the Town of York's Tax Commitment date of August 8, 2016. Sales Reports are updated on a monthly basis.
The Town of York's 2016/2017 taxable valuation is $4,078,218,785. This includes taxable real estate valuation of $4,052,659,350 and taxable business personal property valuation of $25,559,435. The total assessed valuation of exempt property is currently $201,775,200. York's certified assessment ratio for 2016/2017 is 100%. York's 2017 State Valuation (2015 actual) of $4,039,100,000, which is the State's estimated 100% valuation, ranks York second in the State of Maine behind the City of Portland. York's land area is 56 square miles and is made up of 9,056 land parcels. York has 10,716 real estate accounts, 619 personal property accounts, and 281 exempt accounts.
York’s current tax rate is $11.15 per thousand dollars of valuation. Annually, the Assessor's Office reviews valuations and makes adjustments to the valuations to include any additions and deletions. Part of the assessment process includes conducting an annual "sales ratio study", which compares the actual selling prices of properties to assessments. The most recent study, conducted for the state valuation purposes, indicated the assessed values to be, on average, at 97% of fair market value. The average selling price for improved single family residential properties that have sold during the twelve months prior to April 1, 2016 is $486,163. The average assessed value of those same properties is $463,482. . The average assessed value of unimproved lots that have sold during the twelve months prior to April 1, 2016 is $164,031, with an average selling price of $168,544.
The Assessor's Office has an open door policy and welcomes all taxpayers with questions or concerns about their assessments to call or stop by the office. We are also happy to answer questions via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION: The Homestead exemption reduces the property tax bill of all York resident homeowners who apply for the exemption by April 1st and who have owned and lived in their house for the prior 12 months. The exempt amount of $20,000 is deducted from the property's total taxable value. Applications can be obtained in the Assessor's Office or downloaded from this page and must be filed on or before April 1st of the year it will go into effect.VETERAN EXEMPTION: Any York resident who was in active service in the armed forces of the US during a federally recognized war campaign period and, if discharged or retired under honorable conditions, may be eligible for a $6,000 reduction in valuation. The veteran must have reached age 62 or be receiving a pension or compensation from the US Military for total disability. Applications can be picked up in the Assessor's Office or downloaded from this page and must be filed with discharge documents on or before April 1st of the year it will go into effect.
VETERAN WIDOW/WIDOWER EXEMPTION: Any York resident who is a non-remarried widow or widower of a veteran who would have been entitled to the Veteran exemption as listed above, may be eligible for a $6,000 reduction in valuation. Applications can be picked up in the Assessor's Office or downloaded from this page and must be filed with discharge documents on or before April 1st of the year it will go into effect.
BLIND EXEMPTION: Any York resident who is certified to be legally blind by their eye care professional is eligible for a $4,000 reduction in valuation. A letter from your eye care professional must be filed by April 1st of the year it will go in effect.
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF: The Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund "Circuitbreaker" Program has been repealed as part of the enacted state budget for claims beginning on or after August 1, 2013. The Circuitbreaker Program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form. For more information, see http://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxrelief/tnr.htm.
186 York Street
York, Maine 03909
ph. (207) 363-1005
fax (207) 363-1009
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Weekends & Holidays
Rick Mace, CMA
(207) 363-1005, Ext. 261
Julie Romano Ethridge, CMA
Assistant Tax Assessor
(207) 363-1005, Ext. 262
Luke Vigue, CMA
(207) 363-1005, Ext. 263