Rockport sets tax rate, bills to be sent this week

Posted Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — The town’s tax bills, representing an increase of about 2 percent over last year, will be mailed later this week.

The tax rate is at $12.99 per $1,000 of assessed property, up 30 cents from $12.69 last year. A person owning a home valued at $200,000 would see the tax bill rise by $60 to $2,598.

The town expects the tax bills to be mailed toward the end of the week. Taxpayers will receive one tax bill with the option of making payments in two installments — the first due Oct. 15 and the second due April 15.

Sixty-nine cents of every $1 paid in property taxes goes toward schools, 24 cents is for Rockport municipal government and 7 cents is for Knox County.

The Samoset Resort, with a valuation of about $30.5 million, is the largest taxpayer in the community. The company will be paying about $390,000 in taxes.

The interest rate on late payments will be 7 percent.

 

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