The Board of Assessment Review has the power to grant property tax abatements pursuant to state law and to determine the tax exempt status of real and personal property. It functions in a quasi- judicial capacity and members must be able to hold public hearings, make findings of fact and conclusions of law in accordance with state law, and issue written decisions setting forth their findings and conclusions.
In order to be eligible to serve on the board, board Members are required to have the background necessary to be able to determine the value of real and personal property. Members should be familiar with the several geographical areas of the City, e.g. the waterfront, downtown, Munjoy Hill, Deering, etc.
James Shackley (Chair)
Stephen Bither (Alternate)
R. Stuart Carter
The Board of Assessment Review does not hold regularly scheduled meetings but schedules its meetings as appeals are filed.
For more information on the City’s real or personal property taxes, property valuations, tax maps and more visit the Assessor’s Office on-line.
or stop by the office
Room 115, Portland City Hall
(207) 874- 8486