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Contact the State of Maine Warden Service at 207-941-4440.
Contact Penobscot Regional Dispatch at 207-945-4636.
You may register your dog at either the Veazie Town Office or online. You will need to provide a current rabies certificate and spayed/neuter certificate if applicable.
A mortgage appraisal is an opinion of value. You probably paid for it, but it wasn't done for you, it was done for the lending institution. Its purpose is to assess risk.
We like to review the appraisal to make sure that the basic data agrees with what we have on file. We also pay close attention to the comparable sales used in the appraisal and often develop our own list of comparable sales. At that point, we have already checked our records to see if our information is correct and will then meet with you to discuss the issue.
Your tax-assessed value at a 100% average ratio is usually within 10% higher or lower than an actual sale might be.
While individual appraisals are opinions of property value based on a specific date and time and for a specific reason (refinancing, estate planning, etc), tax assessment is based on the mass appraisal method which deals with averages of sales in specific areas in a specific time period. Sales occurring after the assessment date are then part of the ongoing inventory of sales that determine when the next revaluation might occur.
No two properties are identical in that their location may be very similar but never the same. In a given neighborhood lots with the same square footage should be the same price provided that they share all of the same amenities. This also applies to the homes, if two houses were built in the same year, have identical square footage, the same story height, the same construction detail, and have the same number of plumbing fixtures, fireplaces, outbuildings, etc., the values should be the same.
All property taxes are due on September 30th of each year.
In accordance with state statute, we are required to commit property taxes to the owner of record as of April 1st, the state-wide assessment date. The former owner's name is still listed because the sale took place after the date of April 1st.
There could be several reasons for the increase in assessment:
Veazie's tax year runs from July 1st to June 30th. The State of Maine Tax year begins on April 1st. The owner of record on April 1st of each year will receive the tax bill for the whole year. If the property is sold after April 1st the taxes are usually prorated at the closing.
The following must be provided for all household members and submitted with the application.
Identification for all adults and Social Security cards of all household members (including children)
It is your responsibility to show that you are eligible for general assistance. If you do not bring all the information requested, your case may be denied until such information is provided.
If it is on a weekend or after hours and you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 207-922-5970. If you receive our voicemail, please provide your name, address, phone number, and a detailed message. We will return your call as soon as possible.
Once you have completed the General Assistance Application (PDF) and have all the Required Documentation, please call 207.947.2781 to schedule an appointment.
Every municipality in Maine has a General Assistance program (GA) that is designed to assist eligible residents with basic necessities when they are unable to do so on their own. General Assistance is intended to be a program of "last resort", other available programs, finances, or assistance programs must be utilized first before seeking GA. General Assistance is granted in voucher form only and does not pay overdue bills or security deposits. Town of Veazie General Assistance is available to Veazie residents only.
The General Assistance Program is the most accountable assistance program in the State of Maine, and applicants are required to reduce their reliance on General Assistance. This may mean searching for employment or applying for disability benefits, SNAP, TANF, and/or other state and federal benefits.
For the purposes of this program a "resident" means a person who is physically present in Veazie with the intention of remaining in Veazie to maintain or establish a home and who has no other residence.
Maybe. If your income is less than your necessary expenses and the program's income maximum, you may be eligible to receive General Assistance.
The General Assistance Program is regulated by State Law, which has set an overall maximum amount of assistance that a household can receive. In addition, each municipality's GA guidelines contain the maximum amounts of assistance allowable for each category of assistance including, rent, food, electricity, etc. We cannot exceed those established maximums even though household expenses for various items may exceed those amounts. To be eligible, your income must fall below the overall maximum level of assistance for a household your size, and your income must also be less than the amount you need to pay for basic necessities using Town guidelines.
We will issue you a written decision as to your eligibility within 24 hours after you apply and we will promptly furnish any assistance for which you are determined eligible within our guidelines. However, please be aware that if you have not furnished sufficient information, including the verification required, to enable us to determine eligibility, we must consider your application incomplete and find you ineligible for any assistance until you reapply with adequate information.
General Assistance does not furnish money directly to the eligible person or household. All assistance is issued in the form of Town vouchers payable to vendors who have provided your household with goods or services.
General Assistance is a program that encourages clients to do all they can to prevent needing future assistance. An applicant may be found ineligible to receive general assistance if they: misspend or cannot account for their money, quit or are fired from employment, willfully make a false representation about their situation, fail to furnish information to the administrator, forfeit a benefit such as SNAP, housing subsidy, unearned income, etc. Applicants may be subject to a 120-day disqualification if they do not adhere to program rules.
At the time an applicant receives a decision on their application, the administrator will inform them of their responsibilities for being eligible in the future. The period covered by your application and any assistance given under that application cannot exceed 30 days. However, there is no limitation on how many times a person can reapply and continue to be found eligible for assistance. The General Assistance program budgets your needs for 30 days forward from the date of your application. Upon a repeat application for General Assistance, the client must provide documentation (receipts) of all their spending over the past thirty days. The amount of income from all sources received by the household must be provided. The Applicant must show that they have utilized all potential resources the administrator referred them to on their notice of eligibility.
Yes. Your application and any case records pertaining to it are strictly confidential by law. You, the applicant, your attorney and certain government personnel may review your records. The Town will need to know who to pay your GA vouchers to, such as your landlord. The Town will also need for you to give permission for them to contact people who can verify your income and other necessary information. The general public cannot review your records unless you have given your written permission.
You are required to use your income for basic necessities.
In addition, you must use any and all resources that would reduce your need for GA. If you refuse to use a resource without a good reason, you will be ineligible to receive assistance until you do so. These resources include:
If you are unemployed or underemployed, but able to work, you must:
If you do not comply with the work requirements, and you do not have a good reason for not complying, you will not be eligible to receive GA for 120 days.
If you have been working but quit your job without a good reason or got fired from your job, you are automatically ineligible to receive assistance for 120 days from the date of separation from your employment.
You have the responsibility to:
You can purchase a hunting and/or fishing license directly from the Town Office or by visiting the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Website.
For more information about the Lifetime License Program, please call 207-287-8000.
You can purchase a non-resident hunting and/or fishing license directly from the Town Office or by visiting the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Website.
Town of Veazie residents are able to apply for a concealed weapons permit through the Veazie Police Department. Concealed Weapons Application (PDF)
You can register ATVs, snowmobiles, and watercraft at the Town Office or by visiting the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Website.
Previous registration is all that is required.
The Town holds a bulky waste cleanup once in the Spring. If you need to dispose of these items before or after the cleanup, for a fee you may take them to Northstar Waste or Pine Tree Transfer Station, Hampden.
Recyclables may be put in any type of tote, can etc. The Town Office has recycle stickers available, free of charge for residents.
Recycling is every other week beginning October 25, 2023.
Trash collection is every Wednesday and must be curbside no later than 7 am.
Expired or unwanted medications can be taken to the Town Office and deposited into the Med Return box.
Records may be obtained directly from the Town Office. You will need to provide positive identification, and if requesting the record of a parent or grandparent and you are not a registered genealogist, proof of direct lineage.
While most requests for vital records are honest attempts to obtain one's own personal documentation, some are not; some are attempts to obtain information and documents needed to assume another person's identity. These documents can be used to obtain a driver's license, state photo ID, social security card, and passport under the assumed name, opening the door to credit card, bank and tax fraud; mail theft, and social security and insurance fraud. The requirement that you provide identification when requesting a copy of record helps to protect you and your family from this type of crime.
Acceptable forms of identification include a driver's license, passport, or other government-issued photo identification.
If you do not have acceptable photo identification, you may present two items with your name on it from the following list: a utility bill, a bank statement, a car registration, a copy of an income tax return, a personal check with address, a previously issued vital record or marriage license, a letter from a government agency requesting a vital record (for example, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services), a Department of Corrections identification card, a Social Security card, a DD214, a hospital birth worksheet, a license or rental agreement, a pay stub (W-2), a voter registration card, and a school or employee photo ID. Other forms of identification listing your name, date of birth, and address may also be considered.
The first copy is $15, and additional copies of the same vital record are $6 if purchased at the same time.
You may register to vote at the Town Office. You will need to provide identification as well as proof of residency. Utility bills with a Veazie address are acceptable to prove residency.
Elections are held in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building located at 1084 Main Street. Elections for Town Meeting are held at the Municipal Building and Town Meeting is held at the Veazie Community School starting at 8 pm.
The polls are open from 8 am to 8 pm.
Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person at a voting place on Election Day. You don’t need to have a specific reason or be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day to receive an absentee ballot.
Absentee ballots may be requested beginning 3 months before Election Day and until the third business day prior to the election. You will need to affirm that there are special circumstances as to why you were not able to make the request within the timeframe, (e.g. medical emergency, emergency work trip, etc.). Make your request early to allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you.