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Homestead Exemption

The Maine Homestead Exemption

Tax Relief for Maine Homeowners

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The homestead exemption provides a reduction of up to $25,000 in the value of your home for property tax purposes. To qualify, you must be a permanent resident of Maine, the home must be your permanent residence, you must have owned a home in Maine for the twelve months prior to applying and an application must be filed on or before April 1 with the municipality where the property is located. The exemption applies to any residential property that is assessed as real property. For instance, a mobile home located on a rented lot may qualify for the exemption.


The application is quick and easy. Just answer a few questions about your residency and property and send this application to your town officials by April 1st. That's all you have to do! Apply once and you probably will not have to apply again unless you move. The value of this benefit will depend upon the tax rate in your community.

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