Current Tax Rate

Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes

Before billing, the assessor determines the value of the property, sets the annual tax rate, and commits the taxes to the tax collector. Taxes are generally committed during August, with bills issued shortly thereafter. Taxes are payable in two installments, one in late September and one in late March. Reminder notices are mailed approximately thirty days prior to the second installment due date. By law, bills or reminders that are not received does not prevent interest from accruing.

Tax Rate

  • 2023 - $8.68 per $1000 valuation
  • 2022 - $9.32 per $1000 valuation
  • 2021 - $9.74 per $1000 valuation
  • 2020 - $11.90 per $1000 valuation
  • 2019 - $11.85 per $1000 valuation
  • 2018 - $11.56 per $1000 valuation

2023 Due Dates

  • September 29, 2023 (First Half)
  • March 29, 2024 (Second Half)


  • 8.00%
  • Starts September 30, 2023 (First Half)
  • Starts March 30, 2024 (Second Half)

Tax Foreclosures

  • 2021 Taxes will foreclose on December 30, 2023
  • 2020 Taxes will foreclose on December 29, 2022
  • 2019 Taxes will foreclose on December 29, 2021

Electronic Tax Bills

Please contact the Tax Collector if you would like to receive your tax bills electronically.

Real Estate Tax Bills

Download a copy of your tax bill by clicking the link.


Payments are accepted by cash, check, credit or debit card (2.5% service fee applies for debit/credit card payments) during regular business hours in the Town of Bar Harbor's Municipal Building in the Finance Department or by mail to:

Town of Bar Harbor

93 Cottage Street

Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-1400

Tax Payment Policy

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Bar Harbor, upon request of the Tax Collector of said municipality,

hereby require and direct, pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A §906, that any tax payment received from an individual

as payment for any property tax be applied against outstanding or delinquent taxes due on that property

in chronological order beginning with the oldest unpaid tax bill, provided, however, that no such payment

shall be applied to any tax for which an abatement application or appeal is pending unless approved in

writing by the tax payer. This Order shall remain in effect until rescinded by the Municipal Officers.

24 Hour Online Payments

Credit or debit card payments are accepted online.

Information / Address Changes

Questions regarding your tax bill, payments, address changes,etc. may be directed to the Tax Collector's Office during the same hours at the same address; or by telephone at 207-288-5096.

Change you Address online by clicking on the link. Change of Address Form

Property Value Questions

Questions regarding your property value should be directed to the Assessor's Office, also located in the Municipal Building at 207-288-3320.

Homeowners Guide to Property Tax in Maine

Download the Homeowners Guide to Property Tax in Maine presented by the Maine Municipal Association.