Tax Collector & Treasurer

Contact
George Bernier
Phone Number
(207) 353-6949 – Office
(207) 353-2501 – After Hours
Fax Number
(207) 353-9126
Email
[email protected]

Hours

Monday: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

First/Last Tuesday: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Friday: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Profile of Services

During business hours, you may:

  • Register your motor vehicle(s)
  • Register your recreational vehicle(s)
  • Register your trailer(s)
  • Pay real estate and/or personal property taxes.

Motor Vehicle Registration

The Town of Bowdoin is an authorized agent for Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Vehicle registrations may be done at the Town Office, or you may visit the Online Vehicle Registration Renewal Website by clicking the link or on the above image.

What to Bring to Expedite the Registration Process:

For a Vehicle Re-Registration:

  • Expiring Registration
  • Insurance Card
  • Odometer reading

For a New Registration:

  • Dealer Sale:
    • Title Application
    • Odometer reading
    • Proof of Insurance
    • Monroney Label*
  • Private Sale:
    • Bill of Sale
    • Previous owners Title, signed over to new owner
    • Odometer Reading
    • Proof of Insurance

For a Registration Transfer:

  • Dealer Sale:
    • Registration of vehicle you are transferring from
    • Sales Tax Form
    • Title Application
    • Odometer reading
    • Proof of Insurance
    • Monroney Label*
  • Private Sale:
    • Registration of vehicle you are transferring from.
    • Bill of Sale
    • Previous owners Title, signed over to new owner
    • Odometer Reading
    • Proof of Insurance
*Monroney Label is the Factory Window Sticker which is applied to the vehicle at time of manufacture. It needs only to be provided when registering a new vehicle.

Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes

2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are due:
  • July 27, 2018 – The first half installment
  • December 7, 2018 – The second half installment.  

Interest accrues on a daily basis on past due taxes at a rate of 6% annum.

When payments are made, they are applied to lien charges (if any) first, then to interest due, and then to the oldest outstanding taxes.

The 2018 tax bills are available here. For current balance information, please call (207) 353-6949 during business hours.

Tax Bills

The tax mill rate for the 2018 tax year is $15.10, and the certified ratio is 100%. The first installment of taxes are due July 27, 2018 and interest will begin on July 30, 2018 at 6%. The second installment is due on December 7, 2018, and interest will begin on December 10, 2018 at 6%.

A copy of the commitment book is located on the Property Tax Page. Please contact the Assessor at (207) 353-6949 during business hours for any questions regarding your assessment