The Town of Newfield's Assessing Agent (Parker Appraisal Company) will be completing the annual assessing maintenance starting next week, Monday, April 24, 2023. They will be traveling around town updating the property assessment records. If you see a white Subaru Outback license plate "PAC 1" or a blue Chevy Cruze temp license plate on back and "Cars by us" on the front, they are agents hired by the town to complete the assessment updates that are required by state law to be completed annually.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Office at 207-793-4348.
The purpose of the assessing process is to ensure that all properties within the Town of Newfield are assessed fairly and in accordance with the Maine laws governing taxation.
The Town of Newfield uses the services of Parker Appraisal Company as our assessing agent. Parker Appraisal is the oldest Maine-owned re-valuation company in the State of Maine. The company is owned and operated by Robert Gingras.
In the spring of each year, every property in Newfield is reviewed for changes. Our last complete town re-valuation was completed by Parker Appraisals for the 2015 tax year. Every year properties that apply for building permits or appear to have had work done are inspected.
Assessments may be disputed, and taxpayers may file for an abatement of taxes each year. The time period for written abatement filings is within 185 days of the commitment date. The commitment date is the date each year that the taxes are committed for collection to the Tax Collector, usually in August.
Current Tax Year (2023) Information
The Tax Rate is $10.92/thousand dollars of valuation
The Assessment Ratio is 98%
Commitment Date: August 17, 2023
Payment Due Dates: October 1, 2023 & March 1, 2024 (only one bill is mailed with two payment stubs)
Deadline for an Abatement Request: February 20, 2024
How is Real Estate Assessed?
The Assessor's Office analyzes sales information, economic data, and other information to determine the value of property. That information is then used to develop the assessments, through mass appraisal technique, of all the unsold property in the municipality.