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Town of Falmouth, Maine
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
town@town.falmouth.me.us
(207) 781-5253

 
Downloadable Forms
Personal Exemptions
Form Name
Description/Use
This annual exemption of $10,000* is available to homeowners who qualify. The amount is subtracted from the total assessed value before the tax bill is calculated. Please see page 2 of the application form for instructions, definitions and homestead law.

*According to Maine's Property Tax Law, exemptions must be factored by the certified ratio. For 2012, the certified ratio is 100%.
This annual exemption of $7,000*, $6,000* or $50,000* is available to veterans and surviving spouses who qualify. The exemption is subtracted from the total assessed value before the tax bill is calculated.

*According to Maine's Property Tax Law, exemptions must be factored by the certified ratio. For 2012, the certified ratio is 100%.
This State bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the Veteran’s exemption law.
Same exemption as Veterans.
This State bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the Veteran’s surviving spouse exemption law.
To qualify for this annual $4,000 exemption, a person must be declared legally blind by a licensed Doctor of Medicine, Osteopathy or Optometry. Please complete this application and attach the letter from a physician.
This program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form. The new credit will be available beginning in January, 2014 on the 2013 Maine Individual Income Tax Form 1040ME. A worksheet will be included with Form 1040ME to calculate the amount of credit.
Property Exemptions
Form Name
Description/Use
Provides for lower land assessment and requires a minimum of 10 acres and Forest Management Plan prepared by a licensed Forester.
This State bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the Tree Growth law.
Provides for a lower land assessment and requires a minimum of 5 acres and $2,000 annual income from farming activities.
This State bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the Farmland law.
Provides for lower land assessments depending on selected Open Space Land classification.
This State bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the Farmland law.
Property tax exemptions for Charitable & Benevolent, Scientific & Literary, Churches, Parsonages, etc. Most Federal 501(c) 3 organizations may qualify.
This State bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the Charitable & Benevolent Institutions law.
Personal Property/Business Equipment
Form Name
Description/Use
This form is mailed to all business owners annually as required by State law. The 2014 706 Personal Property Declaration Form must be presented to the assessor's office on or before April 17, 2014
In 2008 is the Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) Law. Applies to eligible equipment first subject to taxation in 2008.
To apply for this exemption, you must return a completed BETE application each year; return this form along with the Town's Personal Property Declaration Form. The deadline to file is April 1, 2014..
This Business Equipment Tax Refund form is submitted by the business to the State’s Maine Revenue Services Dept. for personal property tax reimbursement. The business must submit the form to the assessor for verification and signature.
This 2013 list in excel format can be downloaded and sorted when searching for businesses located in Falmouth.
This letter is mailed annually with the 706 Personal Property Declaration Form.
Maine’s Personal Property law.
The depreciation schedule is applied to personal property according to each item's age. The schedule changes annually.
Property Tax Appeals
Form Name
Description/Use
This policy details the steps to follow when filing an abatement application. Please read the State Bulletin for additional information regarding State assessment law.
The application for appealing assessments must be filed within 185 days from the annual Commitment date. For 2013, the Commitment date was September 25, 2013 so the deadline to appeal 2013 assessments is March 31, 2014. NOTE: This application and any attachments must be signed and filed in DUPLICATE.
This State bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the assessment appeals law.
 

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