Tax bills, which will be 3 percent higher than a year ago, have been sent to South Thomaston property owners.

The South Thomaston Select Board set the tax rate July 27 at $11.10 per $1,000 of assessed property. This is up 3.3 percent from $10.74 in 2009.

A home assessed at $200,000 would see its tax bill rise by $72 ($2,148 to $2,220).

Property owners have until Oct. 1 to pay their taxes without incurring interest.

Of the nearly $3 million to be raised in taxes, $2,269,000 (76 percent) will go to Regional School Unit 13. Money for municipal expenses such as road work and snowplowing will account for $458,000 (15 percent). The remaining $267,000 (9 percent) will go to Knox County for services such as the sheriff’s patrol and jail operations.