St George Real Estate Tax Rate (Mill Rate) for 2023

The St. George Select Board, working with the Town Manager and staff, have established the 2023-24 Mill Rate at 11.10 /$1000 of assessed valuation. 
This is an increase from the 2022 Mill Rate of 10.10 
The increase is the result of several factors which include:
  • General increase in costs due to inflation
  • A 16% increase in the amount of tax we must pay to Knox County (making us the third highest assessed municipality in Knox County after Camden and Rockport)
  • Increase in costs for the St. George Municipal School District
  • Costs incurred as a result of our incorporation of the ambulance service into the Town budget as the Emergency Medicine Department
  • Increasing in salaries and health insurance for town employees
  • Increase in costs of diesel and gas fuels for the Town and in particular transportation costs related to the Transfer Station.
How does the Mill Rate in St George compare to other Towns in Knox County?
The most complete data showing the full value (full adjusted) mill rate for 17 communities in Knox County is from 2021. The highest was Rockland at 20.87, the lowest was Matinicus Isle at 7.51. In 2021, St George was the second lowest at 8.09.  We think the Town of St George ranking will again be very low compared others in the County for 2023.
Below are known 2023 Mill Rates:
  • Rockland                                              24.27
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thomaston                                          21.82
  • South Thomaston                              16.15
  • Union                                                     14.80
  • St George                                             11.10
Tax bills will soon be mailed out and are payable in two parts.  The first half is due on September 30, 2023 and the second half is due on March 31, 2024.