Property Taxes


The Town of Pownal is pleased to offer our residents the option to pay tax bills online. Please note, we use a third party payment processor, Maine Payport, that will charge a 2.5% service charge on the transaction. The additional fee does not go to the Town. This is the same service provider that is used when Credit Card payments are made in person at the Town Office. Our hope is that you find this option convenient to make timely payments.


Click Here to pay your property tax.



The Town of Pownal offers a Tax Club Program that allows residents to split their tax bill into 10 equal monthly payments throughout the tax year.  Payments start in September and are due on the 15th of each month.  Residents must be current on their taxes in order to qualify for the program.  

For more information see links below or contact the Town Office at 207-688-4611.



LD 290 “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” Repealed by State Legislature

The LD 290 “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” program, enacted in August 2022, was repealed by the Maine Legislature on July 6, 2023, with an effective date of October 11, 2023. The popularly regarded program had allowed Maine seniors 65 and older who owned a permanent residence for at least 10 years and were receiving (or eligible for) a homestead exemption, to freeze taxes at the previous year’s level regardless of income.

The repeal of this program means there will be no reapplication process and no need to follow-up with the Assessing Department in late August/early September, as previously communicated.

Although the program has been repealed, initial applications will still be administered this year for the upcoming Tax Commitment in August 2023.  As a result, approximately 123 eligible Pownal applicants will only be responsible for the "frozen" property tax bill amount for the 2023-2024 billing cycle—this amount will be equal to the tax amount the owner was billed in 2022-2023, unless their new billed amount would be lower, in which case they'd owe the lower of the two amounts. Per the law, the State will reimburse the Town for 100% of the difference between actual and frozen taxes.

It is important to note that these are State programs and while the Town plays a role in the administration of them, the Town is not responsible for the policy objectives of these initiatives. Any questions or concerns owners have regarding this program should be directed to your legislative representative. To find your representative, please visit: Maine State Legislature.