Town of Standish, ME
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Standish 9-11-2018 by Order No. 124-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The name of this chapter shall be the "Vehicle Excise Tax Exemption for Active Duty Military Personnel Ordinance" (hereinafter "this chapter'').
This chapter is enacted pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. § 1483-A, as may be amended from time to time, which expressly authorizes such ordinances.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an excise tax exemption on vehicles owned by a resident of the Town of Standish who is on active duty serving in the United States Armed Forces and consistent with the requirements of 36 M.R.S.A. § 1483-A, as may be amended from time to time.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEPLOYED FOR MILITARY SERVICE
Shall mean "deployed for military service" as that term is defined in 26 M.R.S.A. § 814(1)(A), as may be amended from time to time.
VEHICLE
Shall mean "vehicle" as that term is defined in 36 M.R.S.A. § 1481(5), as may be amended from time to time, and does not include any snowmobiles as defined in 12 M.R.S.A. § 13001(25), as may be amended from time to time.
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
Shall include the National Guard and the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces.
A. 
Vehicles owned by a resident of the Town of Standish who is on active duty serving in the United States Armed Forces and who is either permanently stationed at a military or naval post, station or base outside the State of Maine or deployed for military service for a period of more than 180 days and who desires to register that resident's vehicle(s) in this state are hereby exempted from the annual excise tax imposed pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. § 1482, as may be amended from time to time.
B. 
To apply for this exemption, (a) the resident seeking the exemption must be the owner of the vehicle for which the exemption is sought, and (b) the resident must present to the Town Clerk certification from the commander of the resident's post, station or base, or from the commander's designated agent, that the resident is permanently stationed at that post, station or base or is deployed for military service for a period of more than 180 days.
[Amended 11-13-2018 by Order No. 125-18]
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon adoption by the Town Council and shall remain in effect until it or 36 M.R.S.A. § 1483-A, as may be amended from time to time, is repealed.