In response to a recent market-based valuation adjustment which impacted property taxes for many Auburn homeowners, the Auburn City Council voted recently to allocate $700,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide some relief to Auburn homeowners 65 and older, whose taxes increased by $300 or more, and currently qualify for the Homestead exemption.

This relief for senior homeowners will be in the form of a $300 check.


Applications will no longer be accepted. 

Senior Homeowner Relief Program

Please review these frequently asked questions below before applying...

This program is for Auburn residents that are 65 years of age or older, own their own home and are currently receiving or are qualified for Maine's Homestead exemption.

If you are eligible for this program, simply complete the online application (below) or download and print the application. There are also paper copies available at Auburn city hall (60 Court Street). Paper applications should be delivered or mailed 

No, this program is a one-time relief effort that has been authorized by Auburn City Council using the city's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Yes, as long as one person on the title/deed for the property is 65 or older, the homeowner who is 65+ is eligible for this program.

No, this program is designed to provide a direct relief check to residents and cannot be used to offset an amount owed in the spring.

Once your application is received and approved, please allow 6- 8 weeks for processing and another 2 weeks for the mailing of your check.

All applications must be received no later than February 1, 2023.