Town of Oxford

Oxford, Maine

Clerk’s Office


Property Taxes

Property Tax Payments Due October 25, 2016 and April 25, 2017

Property Tax Payments online !

The Town of Oxford is pleased to announce its participation in the Maine PayPort ePayment Property Tax Service. This 24/7 online service allows payment of current fiscal year real estate and personal property taxes by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). If you owe previous year(s) taxes, you will not be able to use this online service. The PayPort will not provide you with the amount due, please use your tax bill for all pertinent information.

Please note, Maine PayPort is a third party payment processor and there is a fee to use this service. The fee is a minimum of $1.00 or 2.5%, whichever is greater.

You will need the following information to use the service.

If you are unsure of whether you have the correct information or if you owe previous year(s) taxes please contact the Town Office at (207) 539-4431.

 

Rapid Renewal – Online Vehicle re-registration Service.  Click here to try the online re-registration tool.

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Motor Vehicle Registration

As an agent for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Town of Oxford is authorization by the State of Maine to process new registrations and registration renewals on most passenger and commercial vehicles.

Your registration may be processed or renewed in person at the Collections counter, located on the second floor of the Oxford Municipal Building. An elevator is available on the right hand side of the building.

The cost of your registration is determined by Excise Tax (see below), Registration Fee ($35.00 in most cases), Agent Fee ($3.00/$4.00), Title Fee on newly purchased vehicle by private sale ($33.00), and any additional specialty plate fees.

Excise Tax

Excise tax is paid to the municipality in which the individual or business registering the vehicle resides. The amount of tax that must be paid is determined by applying a mil rate to the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the vehicle when it was new. The mil rate decreases annually until the vehicle is in its sixth model year, at which time the excise tax plateaus.

HOW MUCH IS THE EXCISE TAX?

The amount of tax is determined by two things: The age of the vehicle Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (“MSRP”)

HOW IS THE EXCISE TAX CALCULATED?

Excise tax is calculated by multiplying the MSRP by the mil rate as shown below. The rates drop back on January 1st of each year.

YEAR 1:   .0240 mil rate

YEAR 2:   .0175 mil rate

YEAR 3:   .0135 mil rate

YEAR 4:   .0100 mil rate

YEAR 5:   .0065 mil rate

YEAR 6:   .0040 mil rate

For example, the owner of a three year old motor vehicle with an MSRP of $19,500 would pay $263.25.

New Residents

If you are new to Oxford, you must show proof of residency when you register your vehicle. 

What You Need to Register a Vehicle

Registration Renewal

  • Current registration
  • Current mileage of vehicle
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment – check or cash only

In-State Dealer Sale/Lease

  • Blue Application for Title (vehicle year 1995 or newer)
  • Monroney (Window) Sticker (new vehicles only)
  • Invoice from dealer showing payment of Maine sales tax
  • Current mileage of vehicle
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment – check or cash only

Out-of-State Dealer Sale/Lease

  • Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) or title of the vehicle
  • Monroney (Window) Sticker (new vehicles only)
  • Bill of Sale of Lease Agreement
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment – check or cash only

Private Sale

  • Bill of Sale
    • Must include year, make, model, serial number, current mileage, date of sale, statement indicating the amount of the sale, and to whom the vehicle is being sold
    • Must be signed by the seller
  • Previous owner’s Original Title Certificate with printed name and address (vehicle year 1995 or newer)
    • Back side of title must be fully completed by the seller, showing who the vehicle is being sold to, current mileage, and date of sale
    • Must be signed by each individual listed on the front of the title
    • The title must be free of liens
  • Proof of insurance 
    • Must be in effect on day of registration
    • Must identify the vehicle being registered as the insured vehicle
  • Payment – check or cash only

ATV, Snowmobile, and Watercraft Registration

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Click here for Online Renewal.

Most ATV and  snowmobile registrations may be renewed online via the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife vehicle registration web site. All watercraft are excised and must be registered in person at the collections counter.

ATV Registration

Dealer Sale

  • Proof of Warrantee from dealer
  • Payment – check or cash only

Private Sale

  • Bill of sale
    • Must include year, make, model, serial number, date of sale, statement indicating the amount of the sale, and to whom the vehicle is being sold
  • Payment – check or cash only

Snowmobile Registration

Dealer Sale

  • Proof of Warrantee from dealer
  • Payment – check or cash only

Private Sale

  • Bill of sale
    • Must include cost of machine, year, make, model, and vin #
  • Payment – check or cash only

Watercraft Registration

Dealer Sale

  • Payment – check or cash only

Private Sale

  • Bill of sale
  • Must include year, make, model, serial number, current mileage, date of sale, statement indicating the amount of the sale, and to whom the vehicle is being sold
  • Payment – check or cash only

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased at the counter or online using the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife MOSES web site.

Dog Licenses

  • Neutered/Spayed – $6.00
  • Non-neutered/spayed – $11.00
  • Late Fee effective February 1 – $25.00 per dog