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Hancock County Maine Property Tax

$1,627.00 8th of 16

Median Property Tax In Hancock County, Maine


Median Home Value In
Hancock County, Maine

0.81% 16th of 16

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Hancock County, Maine

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Hancock County is $1,627.00 per year, based on a median home value of $201,600.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.81% of property value.

Hancock County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the sixteen counties in Maine, Hancock County is ranked 8th by median property taxes, and 16th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Hancock County has lower property taxes than many other Maine counties. The median home value is $201,600.00, compared to the median property value in Maine of $177,500.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Hancock County Tax Assessor.

Hancock County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

8th out of 16

By median yearly property tax

16th out of 16

By percentage of median home value

10th out of 16

By percentage of median income

You can see how Hancock County (highlighted in green) compares to the sixteen other counties in Maine with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Maine, see our Maine county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Maine counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Hancock County is located in Maine, which is ranked 20th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Hancock County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

685th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1492nd out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

646th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Maine as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Maine property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of sixteen Maine counties in addition to Hancock County. Choose any county from the list below, or see Maine property tax by county to see property tax information for all Maine counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our Maine property tax map.

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Hancock County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Hancock County are the responsibility of the Hancock County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Ellsworth, Maine.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Hancock County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Hancock County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Hancock County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Hancock County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Hancock County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
maine Property Tax Data
Maine Revenue Services
Tax Statistics & References