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207-364-4576 x 216
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


The Tax Office is responsible for collecting monies received for various taxes, sewer 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.


NORSWB Transfer Station UPDATE

Please follow the link below for information on the NORSWB Spring Cleanup schedule.

Please note there will be NO PICK UP of material by the Town. The Transfer Station is open the weeks of May 11-23 to accept spring cleanup material from the residents hauling it themselves.

2020 spring clean up

Property Taxes Due on April 1, 2020

The second installment of the 2020 Fiscal Year Real Estate and Personal Property Tax is due on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  

Payments may be made in person or by mail addressed to the Tax Collector, Town of Rumford, 145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276 and payable to the Town of Rumford.  If paying by mail, please enclose the payment stub from the tax bill, or as much information as possible on the account (acct#, address, map/lot, etc.)  If requesting a receipt, enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope.  The town also accepts payments online through a third party payment service. Click here to pay online.  Third party fees apply to all online transactions.


Motor Vehicle Agent fee increase on November 1, 2019

In accordance with state law, LD 917 amended, “An Act Increasing Municipal Agent Fees for motor Vehicle Fees”, The Town of Rumford has adjusted the BMV Agent Fees effective November 1, 2019.

A $5.00 Agent Fee will be collected for each re-registration and $6.00 for each new registration issued to residents of the municipality.

This Agent Fee can avoided by completing the registration at the Motor Vehicle Branch Office where there is no agent fee required.

2020 Tax Club Applications are now available

The Rumford Tax Club provides taxpayers an alternative way to pay their Real Estate Property Taxes.  Residential property owners who enroll before September 30, 2019 will have the opportunity to make 8 monthly, interest free, tax payments, for the 2020 fiscal tax year.   A copy of the Tax Club Rules and Regulations and Application and Agreement are available below. The completed Agreement must be returned to the Tax Office by September 30, 2019 to be eligible for enrollment. Certain terms and conditions apply.

Tax Club Rules and Regulations

Tax Club Application and Agreement



 Click here Revaluation of all Rumford real estate will resume soon after Memorial Day Weekend. Assessors from R.J.D. Appraisal will visit each property. Assessors’ visits will not be individually scheduled or announced. Representatives from R.J.D. Appraisal will have identification cards and a yellow placard on their car’s dashboard. For reference you may find the link (above) for, assessor photos and vehicle descriptions.


The 2017-18 Maine ATV and Snowmobile Laws is now available digitally!

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now providing the ATV & Snowmobile laws digitally. Printed copies will no longer be available. Here’s why:

ATV & Snowmobile laws book cover

Click to download the law book PDF.

It’s convenient. Even without cell or internet service, smartphone users can access their pre-downloaded law book to check a technical rule, confirm registration fees, etc. If you always keep your phone on you (and charged) to take photos or use the GPS, this is a no-brainer.

It’s easy. Save yourself the trip to Town Hall, and simply follow these instructions:

  • From your iPhone: In Safari, go to mefishwildlife.com Click the link for the PDF you want to download. When it opens, tap on the first page, then tap Open in iBooks. The file is now saved in your iBooks app.
  • From your Android: In Chrome, go to mefishwildlife.com Tap on the menu (3 dots) on the right, then tap Download. The file is now saved to your Downloads app. (some Android users will also need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader app).
  • From your Computer: Go to mefishwildlife.com to save a copy and/or print just the pages you need.

It’s flexible. You can download the full law book. You can also look up specific laws or rules any time on our website.

It helps the Maine outdoors. Every year, we print over 125,000 ATV & Snowmobile law books. That’s (a) a lot of paper, and (b) a lot of money that we think would be better spent preserving Maine’s fish and wildlife and their habitats. Trusting that many of you will agree and opt for the digital version, we reduced the number of printed copies of the hunting law book a bit this year, and eliminated printing of the ATV & Snowmobile law book.  Going more digital is just one way we can work together for the Maine outdoors.

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.