Due to COVID-19, the Finance Department at City Hall is not open to the public until June 1st, 2020. Finance Department will be open by appointment only from June 1st to June 30th. To save time and stay safe, we recommend you make use of the below options for paying bills online.
The Governor’s Office, Maine BMV, and Saco City Council have enacted special allowances for certain transactions. Please review the information below for your special case or contact the Finance Department directly at 282-1032.
You can now pay parking tickets online. To use the online portal, you must enter your ticket or license number.
Online payment for parking passes is coming soon! For now, you can pay in the following ways:
- Parking Pass by Mail: Submit a copy of your registration and a check for $10 to Finance, 300 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072. We will send you a pass by mail. If you qualify for a free parking pass, please also submit proof of age or disabled veteran status.
- Parking Pass by Dropbox: Submit a copy of your registration and a check for $10 to the night deposit box at City Hall. We will send you a pass by mail. If you qualify for a free parking pass, please also submit proof of age or disabled veteran status.
- Parking Pass by Meter: If you purchase an all-day parking pass for $10 at the meters, SAVE THE RECEIPT! Submit the receipt along with a copy of your registration and we will send you a pass by mail.
- Senior Parking Passes: If you qualify for a free parking pass and have already signed up for a Parks & Recreation SENIORity program, you can also request one through Parks & Recreation.
If paying by check, please make it out to the City of Saco and send it to the Finance Department , 300 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072.
The Finance Department will resume processing new registrations by appointment only from June 1st to June 30th.
- If purchased from a Maine dealer, you will keep your 10-day plates on the vehicle even after the 10-day period has expired.
- If purchased from a personal sale, visit the BMV website and print a "Temporary Registrations" letter that must be kept in your vehicle at all times with your insurance card. You will not have a plate on your vehicle, but police officers in the State of Maine are aware of this. We also encourage you to have the bill of sale and signed title in the vehicle.
- Re-registrations can be completed online with the State of Maine here.
Real Estate & Personal Property Taxes: The City Council approved waiving some fees on tax payments. Please see below:
- Tax Payments by Mail: Late payment penalty interest is waived on payments postmarked 4/7/2020 through 5/30/2020. Send letters to Finance, 300 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072.
- Tax Payments made Online: Late payment penalty interest is still accrued but the City has waived the fee for debit/credit cards and eChecks. Pay real estate taxes here and personal property taxes here.
Other Ways to Pay:
- Tax payments can be deposited in the night deposit box at the Cutts Avenue City Hall entrance.
- Taxpayers who are enrolled in our EZ Pay plan may see a notice that their account has a lien attached. This can be disregarded in these cases.
The City of Saco’s payment policy is to post all payments to the oldest dated bill first. This policy is approved by Council each fiscal year.
On real estate bills, please include either the street address of the property or the parcel map/lot that is located on the bill. For personal property bills, please include the PP account number. Mail tax payments to 300 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072.
In December 2014, we moved the sewer billing to Maine Water Company. They follow the same policy of posting payments to the oldest bills first. If you use online payments through your bank, double check for the correct address. Please include account number along with the payment to allow for easier posting. Mail all sewer payments to 93 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, ME 04072.
For any Questions feel free to call 282-1032
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continually monitor and make adjustments to our COVID-19 procedures. All procedures are subject to change and changes will be promptly communicated.