Assessing Related Questions

For questions about property assessments, mil rate, tax exemptions, personal property, tax maps, click here. 

 What are Town Office hours?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
9 AM - 5 PM

 What is the recycling pick up schedule?

The second and fourth Thursday of every month. Have your recyclable curbside by 7 am. 

 Will the Town Office close during inclement weather?

Yes. In the event of inclement weather including snow, ice, wind, etc., Town offices may be closed at the Town Manager's discretion. Notice is posted to the website and Facebook. 

 How can I get involved?

Consider joining a board or committee. 

Attend Select Board meetings.

Sign up to receive the monthly e-newsletter.

Attend Town Meeting in June of every year. 

 How does the school district budget influence property taxes?

Your property taxes are made up of municipal, county, and school taxes.

The town has no control over school or county budgets. This is mostly a question for the R.S.U. 20 School Board/ Superintendent. There is a statement on each tax bill that states the amount of your tax appropriated to town, school, and county.

 What is the tax year and when is property liened?

Our tax year is July 1 to June 30. Taxes are due in two payments, the first is in October and the second is in April; each year this is determined at Town Meeting. Interest begins to accrue the day after the due date. When a payment is 8 – 12 months past due, a lien is filed at the Waldo Registry of Deeds. Lien fees and certified mail fees are then added to the amount due. It will foreclose 18 months after the due date.

 Do I need a permit for a recreational fire?

Yes. Permits are available only when conditions allow. Permits may be obtained online, for free, at Follow the simple prompts and print off your permit. Permits may also be obtained at the Town Office or by contacting the Fire Chief.

 Does the Town Office accept debit or credit cards?

Yes, however, there is a 2.5% charge that is passed directly onto the customer. 

 How do I recycle cardboard?

Cardboard may be placed curbside for pickup on normal recycling days and also taken to the Town Garage and placed in the cardboard dumpster.

 When do tax bills come out and when are they due?

Tax bills typically come out the end of August/beginning of September. Due dates are set at Town Meeting. Visit the Assessing Department page for more details.

 When is the library open?

First, it is important to know that the library is it's own nonprofit, separate from Town Government. Click here for the library's website. Their number is 207-567-4147.

Monday and Wednesday 3-5 pm

Thursday 9-12 Pm and 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Saturday 9 - 3 pm

These hours are subject to change. For the best up-to-date information, visit their website.