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Senior Tax Relief


The city of Saco is recruiting volunteers for the Senior Citizen Tax Workoff Program.  Individuals must be 60 years of age prior to April 1st; must own their own home and reside at that property; and meet income guidelines. Upon completion of 59 hours, participants will receive a credit of $599 towards their Saco property taxes.

Many exciting opportunities are available for seniors who wish to earn credit for their taxes.  The openings currently available for volunteers are: Fire Department, Public Works Department, Tax Collector’s Office, School Department, various other clerical positions within City Hall, the Saco Train Station, and the new Age Friendly Saco Program.  There may be additional positions available soon.  Training will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

We are also recruiting volunteers who do not qualify for the Tax Workoff Program but would like to volunteer.

Applications can be submitted here, obtained at Saco City Hall, or by calling the Program Coordinator, Mary Starr at (207) 468-0392.  Applications are due on March 20, 2018. If there is space available in the program, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after the deadline. 

Guidelines for Chapter 220 Work Volunteer Program
Updated April 22, 2015

The City's Volunteer Senior Tax Work-off Program is seeks to connect Senior Citizens with City Departments in order to assist the department with accomplishing tasks and providing an opportunity for citizens to earn tax abatement credits toward their property tax bill.