Homestead Exemption

The 1998 Legislature enacted a law giving homeowners property tax relief beginning in the spring of 1998. Under this law, homeowners are eligible for reduction in their permanent residence's property valuation.

This law continues in effect for the coming tax year. Those who applied for and received this exemption in the current tax year and are still residence owners in Gorham will receive it again this year. They DO NOT need to reapply for it. It will be applied to qualified owner's property taxes until they sell, move, or the Legislature rescinds the program.

New Applicants Must:

  1. Have owned their permanent legal residence in Gorham for the twelve months prior to April 1st of each respective year.
  2. Fill out and return this form to the Assessor's Office by April 1st to qualify for the exemption.

The first tax bill to be impacted by an approved Homestead Application will be the Fall bill.

If a residence owner did not receive this exemption last year, they may apply for the coming year by obtaining an application by selecting the link below or by contacting the  Assessor's Office.