The Assessing Department is committed to making sure that your real estate and personal property are valued fairly and equitably. Updated valuations may be made periodically to stay as current with market value as possible. Because of this you may see a fluctuation in your tax bill from year to year. If you find any discrepancies on your tax bills please contact the Bethel Town Office to speak with the Assistant to the Board of Assessors.
Assessing services are provided by William Van Tuinen Tax Assessment Services on a contractual basis.
You may be eligible for the following tax exemptions!
Any person who has owned and occupied their home in Maine for more than 12 months can apply for this Exemption. Applications must be received prior to April 1 of any given year to qualify for that years exemption.
Any veteran who will be 62 years of age on or before April 1 may apply for the veterans exemption. Widows or minor children of veterans over 62 years of age prior to April 1 may be eligible for the exemption. Fully disabled veterans or the widows or widowers of veterans who were fully disabled may be eligible before age 62. Applications must be received prior to April 1 of any given year.
Any person who is declared legally blind by a Licensed Doctor may be eligible for the exemption. Applications must be received prior to April 1 of any given year.
These exemptions are not automatic. You are responsible for filling out an application if you feel you qualify.