Veterans Exemption

Title 36, M.R.S.A. Section 653

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

  • Own a residence in Gorham on April 1 of the tax year in question
  • Are a veteran who is not dishonorably discharged
  • Served during a recognized war period in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Are over 62 or are an unremarried widow of a qualifying veteran

If the veteran is under 62 but is 100% disabled due to a service-connected disability, he/she might likewise qualify. In any case the veteran must fill out a form and provide proof of service and discharge, such as a copy of their DD214 form.

Application forms are available by selecting the following links or by contacting the Gorham Assessing Office.  Forms must be in the Assessing Office by April 1, in order to qualify for an exemption for the upcoming tax year.