§706. Apportionment of county tax; warrants
When a county tax is authorized, the county commissioners shall apportion it upon the municipalities, unorganized territory and other places in that county according to the most recent state valuation. They may add to the sum authorized an amount not exceeding 2% of that sum, if a fractional division necessitates that addition and if they demonstrate that necessity in the record of that apportionment. The county commissioners shall establish the date for the payment of the tax. The
date may not be earlier than the first day of the following September. [2009, c. 625, §1 (AMD).]
No later than the 15th of July preceding the date established for payment of the tax,
the county commissioners shall issue their warrant to the assessors of the municipalities
and other places and to the State Tax Assessor for the unorganized territory within
that county. Those officers shall assess the sum apportioned to their tax jurisdiction
and commit their assessment for collection in the same manner as other amounts to
be raised by the property tax during the tax year to which the county tax warrant
applies. [2009, c. 625, §1 (NEW).]
If a municipality or place or the State Tax Assessor must make a supplemental assessment
due to failure by the county commissioners to issue their warrant by July 15th, the
county must bear the costs of that supplemental assessment. Those costs may be recovered
by the tax jurisdiction through an offset against the county tax that the tax jurisdiction
would otherwise be required to pay over to the county. [2009, c. 625, §1 (NEW).]
The county may collect delinquent county taxes and charge interest on delinquent county
taxes as provided under Title 36, sections 891 and 892-A. [2009, c. 625, §1 (AMD).]
1987, c. 737, §§A2,C106 (NEW).
1989, c. 6, (AMD).
1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD).
1989, c. 104, §§C8,10 (AMD).
2009, c. 625, §1 (AMD).