Online property tax filing now option in Camden

First half of tax bill due Oct. 16
Oct 10, 2019
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CAMDEN — Online property tax payments are a new service for residents of the town of Camden.

This payment system is a convenience for residents who live in Camden year-round, as well as those who live here seasonally, according to Finance Director Jodi Hanson.

Property tax bills were mailed Sept. 5.

The first half of the tax bill is due Oct. 16, and the second half is due April 16, 2020.

Camden's 2019-20 property tax rate is $14.91 per thousand dollars of property valuation.

The increase over the previous year is a fraction of a percent, and equals $9 on a property valued at $300,000.

Property tax pays for Camden's municipal budget, and the town's share of school and county government budgets.

Municipal budget expenses total $9.7 million for 2019-20. After non-property tax revenues are subtracted from expenses, the municipal budget totals $6,172,873.

The school budgets for SAD 28 (K-8) and Five Town CSD (9-12) account for 61.76 percent of property taxes; the municipal budget, 31.2 percent; and the county budget, 7.04 percent, according to assessor Kerry Leichtman.

The online payment system can be accessed by visiting the town of Camden website, camdenmaine.gov.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Felicia A Feldman | Oct 10, 2019 17:59

The article fails to mention a 2.5% processing fee.



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