Most homeowners whose principal residence is in Maine are entitled to a $20,000 reduction in valuation (adjusted by the community's ratio of valuation to actual market sales). Using 2016 tax rate, if you qualify for this homestead exemption, your property taxes would be reduced by approximately $348.00. The actual amount of the reduction will, of course, be based on next year's tax rate.
To qualify you, the taxpayer, need to fill out an application certifying that your home in Easton is your permanent residence. You cannot claim residency in more than one community in Maine or in another state. You must also have owned and resided in a Maine homestead for the past 12 months.
It is a simple form. Just fill in the blanks for your name, address, property description, and check off the items that attest this property is your principal residence. Return the form to: Easton Town Office, PO Box 127, Easton, ME 04740.
You must return this form to qualify. The municipality is not allowed to give you this exemption without proof of your application. To download or print the homestead application, click here.