The Tax Office is responsible for collecting monies received for various taxes, fees and charges. These include Real Estate and Personal Property taxes, motor vehicle taxes and fees, registration fees and other taxes related to Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and various other charges. The Tax Collectors Office strives to provide the highest possible level of customer service to the Town’s residents and taxpayers while maintaining strict control to ensure the proper posting and accounting of the funds received.
When are property taxes due?
Property taxes are due in two installments. Normally the first installment is due on or before October 1st and the second installment is due on or before April 1st.
Can I use a credit and/or a debit card to pay my taxes?
The Tax Collector’s Office currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover for all transactions EXCEPT property tax payments that are in lien status. However, debit card transactions are not accepted.
Credit cards are accepted with online transactions through PayPort Online Payment Portal at: https://epayment.informe.org/payportonline/welcome. Third party fees apply to all credit card transactions.
I sold my property, why did I get a tax bill?
Although the Town’s tax year runs from July 1st to June 30th the taxes are assessed against the owner of record on April 1st. The April 1st date is set by State Law and is used by all communities. If you disposed of or sold your property after April 1st you are still responsible to pay the assessed taxes, even if they have not been committed yet. A purchase / sale agreement is a private agreement between you and the buyer of the property and does not automatically terminate your tax obligation. If the Town is required to file a tax lien for unpaid taxes, the lien will be filed in the name of the assessed owner as of April 1st. The Rumford Tax Collector highly recommends that all taxes, not just the current installment, be paid in full at your closing.
What if I lost my tax bill?
The Town mails one tax bill a year, normally in early September. If you have lost or misplaced your bill you can contact the Tax Office at (207) 364-4576 ext 215 to obtain the balance due and your account number. Referencing the account number on your payment will ensure proper posting and reduce processing delays.