Tax Exemptions

​Veteran Exemption
A veteran who served on active duty in the armed forces may apply for a valuation exemption of $6,000 from property tax in the place where they reside provided: 
-- they served during a recognized war period and have reached the age of 62 years; or
-- they served during a recognized war period and are recieving any form of pension or compensation from the United States Government for total disabilty, service-connected or non-service-connected as a veteran; or
-- they were injured during active military service in the line of duty and are receiving 100% service-connected disability from the United States Government; or
-- they were awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and are receiving any form of pension or compensation from the United States Government for total disability, service-connected or non-service-connected, as a veteran; or
-- they served during a recognized war period and received a grant as a paraplegic veteran or specially adapted housing units
- Unremarried Widow, Widower, or the Minor Child of a Veteran and Unremaried Widowed Parent of a Veteran may also be eligible for this exemption. 
Please click here for an application.
​Blind Exemption
An individual who is determined to be legally blind receives $4,000. Please click here for an application.​
​Blind Exemption
An individual who is determined to be legally blind receives $4,000. Please click here for an application.​
​Blind Exemption
An individual who is determined to be legally blind may apply for a valuation exemption of $4,000 from property tax in the place where they reside provided: 
-- Real estate property owners who have been determined to be blind by a licensed Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, or Doctor of Optometry may be eligible for this exemeption.
Please click here for an application.​

​Homestead Exemption
Property owners would receive a valuation exemption of $20,000 from property tax in the place where they reside provided:
--they are a legal resident of the State of Maine 
-- they have owned a homestead property in Maine for at least the past 12 months as of April 1st.
-- they declare this homestead as their primary residence and it must be the only property for which a homestead exemption is claimed (summer camps, vacation homes, and multiple residences do not qualify).
 Please click here for an application.

Must file applications with the Assessor on or before April 1 each year. 
For more information please head to the Maine Revenue Services website or call the Orono Town Office at (207)889-6909.