Personal Property Information

Personal Property is taxable in the State of Maine:

Taxes are levied against all furniture, fixtures, computers, machinery and equipment. Including assets which are fully depreciated for income tax purposes located in the business. Assets located in Oxford on April 1, are taxed in Oxford and are required to be reported to Oxford.

The department mails a request for a true and perfect list of all business assets in February and the deadline for filing is May 1.

Note: Failure to file bars a taxpayer’s right to appeal his or her valuation. If a business does not exist as of April 1, the taxpayer’s failure to notify the Assessing Department by May 15, failure to report will result in the issuance of a tax bill.

Declaration for Business Personal Property (includes letter, instructions, and declaration)
List of Personal Property Subject to Taxation

Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) Program

The legislature has created the Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program (BETE) for qualifying equipment that is placed in service on or after April 1, 2008. Certain assets (excluding furniture and fixture) located in a non-retail business may be eligible for exemption from taxation.

BETE Application

Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) Program

The Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) Program, administered by the state of Maine, is available for any business taxpayer placing eligible personal property in service after April 1, 1996. Certain assets located in the business may be eligible for reimbursement of taxes paid.

BETR 2018 tax booklet


Town Office Hours

Open for Business

Per Executive Order 56, the Selectmen voted on June 4th for all registrations that have expired during the COVID-19 pandemic to be due for re-registration on June 30, 2020.

Call us with any questions: 207-539-4431.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contact Information
P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
Phone: 207-539-4431
Fax: 207-539-4228
Our office will be closed on the following days
Jan 1 New Year's Day  Wednesday
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Day Monday
Feb 15 Presidents' Day Monday
Apr 19 Patriots Day Monday
May 31 Memorial Day Monday
Jul 5 Independence Day Friday
Sep 6 Labor Day Monday
Oct 11 Columbus Day Monday
Nov 11 Veterans' Day  Wednesday
Nov 25 Thanksgiving Thursday
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Friday
Dec 23 + 24 Christmas Thursday + Friday

All Days that Elections are held, March, June and November.

Topics of Interest

Tax Information

Employment Opportunities

Town Ordinances

Request For Proposal

Board of Selectmen Agendas and Minutes


P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270

Fax: 207-539-4228

Phone: 207-539-4431