Homestead Exemption

View the Homestead Exemption (PDF).

Dates
  • April 1, 2015 - $10,000 exemption for all who qualify.
  • April 1, 2016 - $15,000 exemption for all who qualify.
  • April 1, 2017 - $20,000 exemption for all who qualify.
  • Filing deadline is April 1 of each year.
Qualifications
If you answer yes to the following questions, you may receive the Homestead Exemption:
  • Are you a resident of the State of Maine?
  • Have you owned homestead property in the State of Maine for at least 12 months prior to April 1, 201X?
  • Do you declare that home as your permanent place of residency?
If you answer yes to all of these questions, you may be entitled to a property tax reduction, regardless of your income. If you are already receiving the Homestead Exemption in Orono, there is no need to reapply. Applications are available at the Town Office.

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