Announcements

Tax Collection & Assessments

Tax Collection

The tax year for the Town of Sumner is July 1 through June 30 (fiscal year.) Tax bills are typically mailed out in September and are to be paid the first Saturday after Thanksgiving in November. Bills are due to be paid before January 31 to avoid interest. We do encourage property owners to pay on their bills throughout the year at any amount that is convenient to them. For inquiries regarding current tax amount due please contact the Sumner Town Office.

Sherry Sullivan

Tax Collector
633 Main Street
Sumner, ME 04292

(207) 388 - 2866       

    

Mil Rate

The mil rate for the fiscal year of 20-21 has been set at 20.65%.

Exemptions

All exemptions require completion of an application to the Sumner Town Office. Exemption claims may require additional information to support the claim for exemption, and must be delivered to the office no later than April 1.

If you are not sure if you qualify or if you are not sure if you are already receiving the an exemption please contact the Sumner Town Office for further information.

Mailing Address Change

If you have recently changed your mailing address we ask that you please notify us with the change.

          Personal Information Change Order Form (LINK TO CHANGE FORM)

 

Property Cards can be obtained at the Sumner Town Office. Inquiries can be made in person, by calling, or by email.

Assessments

The Assessors' Agent is responsible for discovering and determining the market value of all real and personal property for the collection of municipal taxes. These duties and responsibilities are completed annually and must comply with Maine Taxation Statutes.

In accordance with Title 36, of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated, Section 706, as amended, the Assessors of the Municipality of Sumner hereby give notice to all persons that are liable for taxation in said municipality, that they will be in session at the Town Office in Sumner on a date to be determined, for the purpose of revising the lsits of taxable estates in said municipality. 

All taxpayers of the Municipality of Sumner, Maine, and all administrators, executors, trustees, etc. of all estates that are taxable within the said municipality of such persons are hereby notified to make and bring unto the assessors the perfect lists of their estates, real and personal, not by law exempt from taxation, of which they were possessed on the first day of April. They must be prepared to make an oath to the truth of the same and to answer all proper inquiries in writing  as to the nature, situation and value of their property that is liable to be taxed. 

And when estates of persons deceased have been distributed during the past year, or have changed hands from any cause, the executor, administrator, or other persons interested, are hereby warned to give notice of the change, and in default of such notice they will be held by law to pay the tax assessed, although the estate has been wholly distributed and paid over to someone else. 

The Assessors' Agent is not responsible for the collection and payment of taxes.
Please see the Tax Collector for tax collection and payment information.

 

          Paul Binette

          Sumner's Assessors' Agent 
          John E. O'Donnell & Associates, Inc.

          632 Bald Hill Road 
          New Gloucester, ME 04260

          (207) 926 - 4044 

 

Online Tax Assessing 

For property assessment information please follow the link below.

Sumner | John E. O'Donnell & Associates (jeodonnell.com)
 

If you have questions regarding how your assessment was determined we recommend that you contact the assessing office. The Assessor's Agent should be prepared to demonstrate that the property is assessed similarly to comparable properties and that the assessment is appropriate in relation to the market value established by similar qualified arms length sale transactions. If, after reviewing your valuation in this light, you feel you are entitled to relief, then you should follow the procedure in seeking an abatement.

          Abatement Procedure

 

                                   

For additional questions or more information regarding tax collection and assessments, please contact the Sumner Town Office