If you would like to make an online payment for either Taxes or Sewer, the Town of Orono has partnered with the State of Maine INFORME program to make this possible. To get started, please click here.
The tax collector / sewer department office is in the Town Office. Taxes are due annually twice a year with the first installment due in September and second installment in February. Interest on unpaid taxes start immediately following the due dates. The interest rate on unpaid taxes is 8%. The current tax rate is $23.80 per $1000 of assessed value. Bills are mailed to taxpayers once a year in August. Taxes are due in two installments, the first payment on September 21, 2023 and the second payment on February 8, 2024.
Sewer accounts are due on a quarterly basis depending on the location of your residence. All sewer accounts are due by middle of the month following the cycle's close, to avoid accruing additional interest. The minimum standard charge for town sewer is $70.80per 1,200 cubic feet. For each 100 cubic feet above 1,200 there is an additional charge of $5.90/100. For unmetered service, the charge per quarter is $95.88/1,900 cubic feet.
The Town should be notified of any changes made with the ownership, address, or mortgage holder information immediately. Changes will only be made with proper documentation being supplied. All property transfers made between property owners should result in a final bill being created and paid in full before the release of the original owner.
Should you purchase or sell a property/business in Orono, your closing company should contact our office to update the tax/sewer accounts with the correct information at the time of closing. Our fax number is: 207-866-5053.