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Hours of Operation
The Assessor is usually available the first and third Mondays of every month from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Please call the Town Office to confirm. Property and Code files are available at the Town Office during normal business hours: M,T and F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, TH 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, the office is closed on Wednesday.
How to Reach Us
Donna M. Hays, CMA serves as agent of the Board of Assessors. She reviews all new construction and properties that have building permits or are being carried as unfinished on the Town’s records. This is done in the spring of the year after April 1st. The agent also processes all the property transfers and reviews the application for exemptions. Ms. Hays works two Mondays each month and if you wish to speak with her about your valuation, please call the Town Office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donna responds to email during her office hours only.
Durham's last Town Wide Assessment was in 2010.
Property Tax Exemptions
The following information is provided in an effort to help reduce your property tax burden.
Current Use Programs
The State of Maine offers the following “current use programs” which give the property owner a reduction in their assessed value. Applications for all these programs are available at the Town Office or at the Maine Revenue Services web site and must be filed on or before April 1st. In order to be eligible each program has certain criteria that must be met and any change in use of the land warrants withdrawal from the program and a penalty assessed.
Property Tax Fairness Credit
The State of Maine also offers a Property Tax Fairness Credit. Eligible Maine taxpayers may receive a portion of the property tax or rent paid during the tax year on the Maine individual income tax return whether they owe Maine income tax or not. To claim credit, file Form 1040ME and Schedule PTFC for the tax year during which the property tax or rent was paid. For more information call 207-626-8475 or visit the Maine Revenue Services Website.