assessing division

Karen Scammon, CMA-4, City Assessor


Mission Statement

The City of Auburn Assessing Division will:

Assess all properties fairly, equitably, and in compliance with all mandated regulations and laws of the State in an open, accessible environment;

Strive to educate the public on assessment practices;

Treat all taxpayers with respect; and

Provide the highest quality customer service honestly, objectively and with integrity.

Assessing Overview

Assessing maintains sales information, property deed transfers and the valuations of all Real Estate and Business Personal Property located in the City of Auburn for taxation purposes.  Your total property assessment consists of a land value, building value and a yard item value if applicable.  
      Our office can assist you with information on: 

      New Property Owners, click here for information about your mailing address, tax bill, and more

Valuation Adjustments

Dear Auburn property owner,

The City of Auburn wants you to know that the Assessing Department is making valuation adjustments that will affect your property value. The difficult decision to increase values is based on several years of high sale prices and the city’s efforts to remain in compliance with state mandates.

These changes will go into effect for the 2022 (as of April 1, 2022) tax year. An informational session will be held in early September where our team will explain
these changes and answer your questions. Watch for details at

The following links can help explain these changes and answer your questions. 

Click here to view the slideshow that was shown during the 7/18 city council meeting

Click here to view the August 8, 2022 Virtual Town Hall meeting

Click here to explore the "Qualified Sales" storymap

Market-based Adjustments 2022

Assessment Data

2022/2023 Tax Year Information

  • Fiscal Year: 7/1/2022 to 6/30/2023
  • Commitment Date: 7/18/2022
  • State Certified Ratio: 93%
  • Tax Rate: $22.75 per $1,000.00 of assessment
  • Abatement Deadline: 1/19/2023
  • Homestead Exemption Amount: $23,250 off assessment/$528.94 in tax dollars

(2022/2023) Personal Property Commitment Book

(2022/2023) Real Estate Tax Commitment Book


Tax Bill Due Dates

  • Real Estate:  First payment due 9/15/2022; second payment due 3/15/2023
    Interest begins 9/16/2022 on the first installment and 3/16/2023 on the second installment
  • Personal Property: 9/15/2022 
    Interest Begins 9/16/2022


Phone:  207.333.6601 ext. 1118
Address:  60 Court Street, Auburn, Maine 04210

 Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Support Staff

Joseph St. Peter, CMA-4

Deputy Assessor

207.333.6601 ext. 1110

Lindsay Harford-Waller, CMA


207.333.6601 ext. 1114

Assessing News

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