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Exemptions

The following tax exemption programs are designed to help reduce property tax burden. All applications are available at the Town Office or by visiting the Maine Revenue Services web site at https://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxes/property-tax.

If you are unsure if you currently have an exemption please view our list of current exemptions: Current Exemptions (as of March 8, 2024)

Homestead Exemption (Homestead Exemption Application)

This program provides a measure of property tax relief for individuals that have:

  • Reduces your taxable valuation by $25,000
  • Owned homestead property in Maine for at least 12 months
  • Claim the property as their permanent residence.
  • Applications are due by April 1st
Once you have approved for the exemption, you do not need to apply again. 

*If you are uncertain as to whether you have the homestead exemption, please click on the link below; if your name is on the list, you are CURRENTLY receiving the exemption.

Current Exemptions (as of March 8, 2024)

Veteran's Exemption (Veteran Exemption Application)

A homeowner may be eligible for a reduction in the valuation of their property if they:

  • Have their permanent residence in Kennebunkport on April 1st
  • A veteran who was honorably discharged
  • Served during a recognized war period in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Are 62 or older or an unremarried widow/widower of a qualifying veteran
  • Are under 62 but 100% disabled due to a service-related disability
  • Applications are due by April 1st
An application along with proof of service and discharge, such as a copy of their DD214 must be provided.  For veterans who served during World War II or later the exemption is a $6,000 reduction in valuation.

*If you are uncertain as to whether you are receiving the veterans exemption, please click on the link below; if your name is on the list you are CURRENTLY receiving the exemption.

Current Exemptions (as of March 8, 2024)

Widows Veteran Exemption Application