Tax Collector: Liz Knauer | Deputy Clerk: Kendall Espinosa
Tax Collector's Office
29 Elm Street, PO Box 1207, Camden, ME 04843
Tel. 207-236-3353 Ext 7118 Fax 207-236-7956
Office Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The mission of the Tax Collector is to protect the public interest through the proper custody and accounting of public funds, to help facilitate the achievement of the City’s goals and objectives through sound financial management and timely financial reporting and to serve the public, City officials and departmental personnel efficiently and pleasantly as valued customers.
Our responsibilities include:
- Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Collections
- Motor Vehicle Registrations
- Boat, Snowmobile, and ATV Registrations
|April 1st||Properties are assessed|
||First half taxes are due|
||Second half taxes are due|
|July 1st to June 30th||Fiscal tax year|
|July/August||The lien process usually begins|
|January/February||Foreclosures usually take place at this time|
For your convenience you are given the option of paying your taxes in two equal installments, keeping in mind any unpaid balance left on the first half would begin accruing interest on October 16th and April 16th.
We do not prorate taxes, that generally would be done at the closing. The owner as of April 1st is responsible for the entire year's taxes even though the taxes are due in two installments.
If a payment is made on delinquent taxes within the past 10 days of a notification deadline the payment must be made by cash, money order or cashier's check. All payments are applied to the oldest tax balance first.
If a lien is placed, it is filed against the owner as of April 1st and could be found on their credit report.