OWLS HEAD — Tax bills will soon be arriving at the homes and businesses of Owls Head property owners. The amount owed will be up, almost exclusively due to higher payments to the local school district.

The Selectboard agreed Aug. 30, after the annual town meeting, to set the property tax rate at $13.20 per $1,000 of assessment. That is up $1.20 (10%) from last year’s rate.

A person with a home assessed at $200,000 will see their property tax bill rise $240 from $2,400 to $2,640.

The first half payment is due Oct. 15 and the second half is due March 15. Interest of 6% will be charged to late payments.

The town saw a sharp increase in the amount of money going to Regional School Unit 13. Of the nearly $4.8 million that the town will raise in property taxes, nearly $3.9 million (81%) will go to RSU 13. That is an increase of about $270,000 from a year ago.

The largest property owner is town is Owls Head LLC, which is a limited liability company from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. that owns a $3.1 million residential property on Garthgannon Road. That property’s tax bill will reach nearly $41,000.