Treasury Division

NOTICE:

Questions regarding Real Estate Taxes or Vehicle Registration please call the Treasury Office at 207-513-3131.

We are scheduling appointments for vehicle registration only. Please call 207-513-3131 to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: The Treasury Office will be providing vehicle registration quotes through the time City Hall is closed to the public. Once City Hall is opened to the public we will no longer be providing quotes. 

Questions regarding Water, Sewer or Stormwater please call the Utility Services Office at 207-513-3140.

All payments to the City of Lewiston can be made via:

  • Vehicle or trailer Re-Registration: Rapid Renewal https://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
  • Utilities or General Bills: http://lewiston.munisselfservice.com/default.aspx
  • Mail Payments to: City of Lewiston, 27 Pine Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
  • Drop Box which is near the Park Street entrance to City Hall
  • Call Treasury Office at 207-513-3131 with credit card number. Staff will process your payment
  • IF YOU FILE AN SR-22 YOU CANNOT REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE AT CITY HALL. PERSONS THAT FILE AN SR-22 WILL NEED TO GO TO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO COMPLETE THEIR REGISTRATION.

Types of Registrations and information/documents required:

  • Re-Registration - Fax to 207-784-2959, email, mail, or drop-off in Drop Box
    • Proof of Insurance
    • Copy of current registration with mileage written on it
  • Private Sales - Fax to 207-784-2959, email, mail, or drop-off in Drop Box
    • Previous Owners Title (vehicles 1995 or newer)
    • Bill of Sale
    • Mileage
    • Proof of Insurance on new vehicle
    • Previous registration if transferring plates
  • Dealer Sales - Fax to 207-784-2959, email, mail, or drop-off in Drop Box
    • Blue Title Application
    • Buyer’s Order showing proof of paid sales tax
    • Mileage
    • Proof of Insurance on new vehicle
    • Window Sticker (brand new vehicles)
    • Previous registration if transferring plates


PLEASE NOTE:

Please SCROLL DOWN for

Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Info

and Duplicate Tax Bills

The Treasury Division handles utility payments and registers cars, motorcycles, trailers, trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, RVs, and boats when proper documentation is provided. The division levies and processes all real estate and personal property taxes. Residential single-family or duplex property owners may purchase a Municipal Solid Waste ePass from this office and at the Solid Waste Facility.

Vehicle Registration Renewals, private sales, as well as first time registrations for vehicles purchased through a Maine dealer, may be completed in the Treasury Office. The following paperwork is required for each of the above mentioned transactions:

Renewals:
Previous registration
Proof of Insurance
Mileage

Dealer Sales:
Blue Title Application
Buyer’s Order showing Proof of Sales Tax
Mileage
Proof of Insurance
Window Sticker (brand new vehicles)

Private-Sales

Previous Owner’s Title* (vehicles 1995 and newer)
Bill of Sale
Mileage
Proof of Insurance card for new vehicle
Previous registration when transferring plates

The Treasury Office is no longer providing vehicle registration quotes. This decision was made due to the discrepancies in the amount quoted (due to additional accessories) as well as, the issue with timeliness of returning calls (at the beginning of the month and end of the month), during times of increased number of registrations (beginning of the seasons - recreational vehicles) and during tax payment due dates.

Registration renewals may also be processed online at Rapid Renewal

Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes

The City’s tax year runs from July 1st through June 30th. Tax bills are mailed semi-annually with payments due on September 15th and March 15th. Interest begins to accrue the day after the due date on any unpaid balance for that period.

Liens are placed on any real estate account that has a balance remaining come mid-June. Property owners then have 18 months from the lien recording date to pay the balance in full before foreclosure occurs.

Payments may be made by cash, check or debit/credit cards.* Check and credit card payments can be mailed to the Treasurer’s Office at 27 Pine St., Lewiston ME 04240.

Duplicate tax bills are now available for printing at the following links(files may take a few minutes to download because of their size): 

Second Half

A-C Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 2nd half
D-K Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 2nd half
L-P Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 2nd half
Q-Z Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 2nd half
Personal Property Tax Bills 2019-2020 2nd half

First Half

A-C Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 1st half
D-K Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 1st half
L-P Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 1st half
Q-Z Real Estate Tax Bills 2019-2020 1st half
Personal Property Tax Bills 2019-2020 1st half

Second Half

A-C Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 2nd half
D-K Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 2nd half
L-P Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 2nd half
Q-Z Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 2nd half
Personal Property Tax Bills 2018-2019 2nd half

First Half

A-C Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 1st half
D-K Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 1st half
L-P Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 1st half
Q-Z Real Estate Tax Bills 2018-2019 1st half
Personal Property Tax Bills 2018-2019 1st half

Second Half                                                                                                        

A-C Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 2nd half
D-K Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 2nd half
L-P Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 2nd half
Q-Z Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 2nd half
Personal Property Tax Bills 2017-2018 2nd half

First Half

A-C Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 1st half
D-K Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 1st half
L-P Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 1st half
Q-Z Real Estate Tax Bills 2017-2018 1st half
Personal Property Tax Bills 2017-2018 1st half

Tax relief programs available to residents include the Homestead Exemption and

Maine Individual Income Tax - Property Tax Fairness Credit

for real estate taxpayers.

Business owners who pay personal property tax can apply for the BETE Program or the BETR Program for a reimbursement of taxes paid.

Tax Mil Rate History

*There is a 2.5% third-party portal processing fee on all debit/credit card payments.