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The City Council determines the annual amount of revenue to be raised from property taxes to fund all municipal services. The Assessing Department determines the total taxable valuation of all real estate and personal property in the City. The tax rate is calculated by dividing the total amount to be raised from property taxes by the total taxable valuation of the City.
If you have purchased a new or used vehicle from a Maine-licensed dealer, you may pay excise tax and complete the registration process through the Finance Department office (27 Pine Street). You may also purchase new license plates or transfer license plates from another vehicle you own.
For vehicles purchased private sale or out of state, the excise tax only will be collected at the Treasurer's office. The remainder of the registration process will be completed at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Payment by mail: Check payable to the City of Lewiston VISA, MC, AMEX, Discover credit/debit cards accepted *please note that there is a 2.5% portal processing fee added to the tax payment amount.
Mail payment to: City of Lewiston Tax Collector’s Office 27 Pine Street Lewiston, ME. 04240
Payment in person: Cash accepted Check payable to the City of Lewiston VISA, MC, AMEX, Discover credit/debit cards accepted * please note that there is a 2.5% portal processing fee added to the tax payment amount.
Payment by escrow: Please note that, if you have a tax escrow account with your mortgage lender, the bank will make your tax payment. Therefore, you do not have to make a tax payment directly to the City. If you are unsure, please call your mortgage lender.
You may now print out your duplicate bill from the City’s website from the link on the Treasury Division’s page under the Finance Department. There is a link there that will access the tax bills. There is also a link on the front page of the City website. It will take a few minutes to download because of the size of the files. Click on the alphabet of the last name and scroll to the bill you want or on the top of the search engine tool bar page click on “EDIT” and than “FILE”. A box will come up and all you have to do is type in the last name or the location of the property and click on “ENTER” and you will be brought to the page.
If you have misplaced your bill, simply go to the City website as instructed above.
You are eligible to purchase a Solid Waste ePass if you are the owner of a single family home or a two unit home in the City of Lewiston. You are entitled to purchase two passes in one year. The first pass will cost $20.00 and is valid for one year from the month purchased. The second pass will cost $40.00 and will take the same expiration date as the first. Tenants living in rental property are entitled to purchase one abbreviated ePass, per year, at a cost of $10.00 which is good for 30 days from date of issue. You may obtain these passes at the Solid Waste Facility or the Treasurer’s office. If you are a three unit owner occupied or a three unit or more and participate in the curb side pickup please contact Laura LaBelle in Accounting at (207) 513-3123.
For vehicles purchased private sale or out of state, only the excise tax will be collected at the Treasurer's office. The remainder of the registration process will be completed at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
*Monroney Label is the Factory Window Sticker which is applied to the vehicle at time of manufacture. It needs only to be provided when registering a new vehicle.
Although it is not required for Registration purposes, please be aware that Maine has a Motor Vehicle Inspection Law for ALL Motor Vehicles and a requirement that you obtain a Maine Operators License within 30 days of becoming a Maine resident.For more details and information about these and other laws please see the State Of Maine Motor Vehicle Laws Online.
2. Or proceed to Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a duplicate registration. Cost - $2.00
Full and partial payments may be made by phone. We accept all major credit/debit cards*. If paying by check, please make it payable to "City of Lewiston" and mail it to 27 Pine Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
* All credit/debit card payments are assessed a 2.5% third party surcharge.
Full and partial payments may be made by phone. We accept all major credit/debit cards*. If paying by check, please make it payable to "City of Lewiston" and mail to 27 Pine Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
* All credit/debit card payments as assessed a 2.5% third party surcharge.
City of LewistonTreasurer27 Pine StreetLewiston, ME 04240
Or by credit card via telephone by calling (207) 513-3131, a 2.5% credit card portal processing transaction fee applies.
Please reference invoice number or customer number on check when mailing payments.
You can park at the daily rate of $1.00 per hour, with a maximum of $6.00, or you can utilize the monthly parking program, see rates below.
Rates (per pass/tag):
Monthly$55.00 a month $42.00 a month Downtown Residents Only$42.00 a month Downtown Small Business (limit of 2 passes)
Yearly/AnnualNon-Downtown Residents$600.00 Paid in 3 installments or in full July $300.00 due July $150.00 due October$150.00 due January
BusinessAnnual 50+ $540.00 due July 1st
If an applicant enrolls on or before the 5th of the month, that month’s parking fee will be prorated as needed and a non-refundable card fee of $5.00 will be due at time of application, thereafter you will be billed monthly. After the 5th of the month, the prorated amount for the current month, the full amount of next month’s parking fee, and the non-refundable ca
Municipal Parking Information
The Apartment Building Solid Waste Program is for new owners of multiple unit apartment buildings with three (3) or more dwelling units who elect to receive or continue provided solid waste collection services by the city. The fees are $170.00 per unit per year for this service. The only exemption from this fee is for three unit, owner occupied buildings. The owner must establish and maintain residency to be eligible for this exemption. An owner that demonstrates occupancy of their four or more unit building will receive a trash disposal credit for his/her dwelling unit on their annual bill. This fee will be billed and paid annually in advance with the option to make semiannual payments due June and December. At time of application the first payment will be due as well as a one-time $100.00 application fee per owner. To review the Solid Waste Ordinance, go to the City Clerk's page under the "Code of Ordinance" and go to Chapter 62 Section 13 link. For further information or to submit application please call Laura LaBelle, Staff Account at (207) 513-3123. To download and review the application click the following link:
1. Print out “Incident Report” (located on the Finance Dept. page) 2.Fill in the information 3.Get estimates 4.Include pictures (optional) 5.Bring to appropriate department: (if unknown which department, call Susan Turcotte at 207-513-3127 to help determine who should receive the claim) a)Public Works – Susan Wiers (at City Hall in Auditing) b)Fire – Joyce Ruby (at Central Fire Station) c)Police – Sandra Brown (at Police Station) d)Recreation – Cheryl Morin (at the Armory) e)Library – Marcela Peres (at the Library)
At this time, vendor registration requests are sent to the Purchasing Agent with a listing of the types of items or projects of interest. Send your request to Allen Ward attention at: Ph: (207) 513-3040 Fx: (207) 784-2959 Email: email@example.com Mail: City Building, 27 Pine Street Lewiston, Maine 04240
If you are a tenant, you will need to complete and application for services and pay a $100 security deposit to the Utility Services Division at City Hall.
An Application for Service can be obtained by the link below, at the Utility Services Division at City Hall or by contacting the Utility Services Division at (207) 513-3140. Utility Service Application
Pay by MailUse the return envelope included with your bill to send payment.
Payments can be mailed to:Lewiston City Hall 27 Pine StreetLewiston, Maine 04240
Pay by PhonePlease call the (207) 513-3140
Pay in PersonLewiston City Hall, 2nd Floor27 Pine Street, Lewiston
Drive Up and Drop It OffA drive-up drop box is located at the Lewiston City Hall Building to offer Lewiston residents more convenience when making their utility bill payments. Utility payments can be deposited in the drop box located at the Park Street entrance at City Hall.
Pay Online Click here to be directed to Lewiston Citizen Self Service. Lewiston Citizen Self Service
Once you are on the program, you are on it for the life of your account. You do not need to be placed on the program every year. The program begins on June 1st and ends on November 1st. In order to make sure you receive the credits, make sure not to water your lawn/garden or fill your pool before Memorial Day every year!
You can complete the attached application and bring it to the Utility Services Division at City Hall. Sewer Summer Usage Application
Once the permit is complete and the fees of $58.00 per month have been paid, you will receive your permit. Excavation Permit Application
There are several departments that need to approve the occupancy before the permit process can be completed so the City requires 48 hours to approve the permit request.
There is a fee of $58.00 as well as a daily charge up to $232.00 for each occupancy permit. Street/Sidewalk Occupancy Permit Application
Be advised, effective October 15, 2013, the City of Lewiston will begin pursuing delinquent stormwater charges through the lien process.
In accordance with Section 1 of Title 30-A M.R.S.A., § 3406, any person failing to pay the stormwater service fee when due shall be subject to having a stormwater lien recorded against their property, to secure the payment of the outstanding charges. Said lien will be filed at the Androscoggin Registry of Deeds. To prevent the recording of the lien, all past due stormwater and interest charged must be paid. This lien takes precedence over all other claims on the real estate, excepting only claims for taxes and sewer.
If a lien is filed, you may lose your property unless you pay the charges, plus interest and the costs of securing and enforcing the lien.
In the City of Lewiston our GIS serves an important role as the infrastructure inventory, modeling, and management system for drinking water, storm, and sewer systems. Other essential data such as, but not limited to, parcels, zoning, and aerial imagery are captured and managed utilizing GIS. Click Here to return to the GIS Portal page.
These PDF maps are saved in a common Portable Document Format (Adobe). To read PDFs, you will need to Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is likely you already have this on your computer, but in case you don’t, you can download it for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Click here to return to the GIS Portal Page
For additional information, please visit the Lewiston Public Library website.
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