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: 
  • Tax Relief Programs - Homestead, Veterans and Blind Exemptions;
  • Special Land Classifications - These are  State of Maine Current Use Programs and include Farmland, Open Space and Tree Growth;
  • Real Estate - Map/Lot, Deed Book/Page, Property Values, Sale Price, Owner and Owner's Mailing Address, Building Description and Lot Size;
  • Business Personal Property - Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE), Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR), Annual Form 706-A Detailed Asset List Filing;
  • Abatements and Appeals. 
  • 1970-2020 Historical Values

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

City Assessment Data:

2020/2021 Tax Year Information

  • Fiscal Year: 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2021
  • Commitment Date: 7/28/2020
  • State Certified Ratio: 100%
  • Tax Rate: $23.75 per $1,000.00 of assessment
  • Abatement Deadline: 1/29/2021
  • Homestead Exemption Amount: $25,000 off assessment/$593.75 in tax dollars

Personal Property Commitment Book

Real Estate Tax Commitment Book


Tax Bill Due Dates

  • Real Estate:  First payment due 9/15/2020; second payment due 3/15/2021 
    Interest begins 9/16/2020 on the first installment and 3/16/2021 on the second installment
  • Personal Property: 9/15/2020 
    Interest Begins 9/16/2020


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

The final Sales and Transfers list is posted
City of Auburn - 2021 Personal Property Filing Details
We have posted the real estate sales and transfers from January 1 to October 31 2020
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