Residents who have owned a home in Ellsworth, Maine for at least 12 months may qualify for the Homestead Exemption. The application is quick and easy. Just answer a few questions to confirm your residency status and return application to the Assessor prior to April 1st, 2017. You may scan and email your application if you wish.

Download and complete the application Online  or call: 667-8674

When the city mails your tax bill, $20,000 of your home’s assessed value will be exempt from property taxes. You only need to apply once and you will not have to apply again unless you move. The Homestead Exemption will reduce your tax by about $360 every year.

Please remember April 1st, 2017 is the deadline date.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Larry Gardner, City Assessor
City of Ellsworth, Maine