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Frequently Asked Questions


 What are the Town office hours?

Monday  8 am - 12 pm  1 pm - 6 pm 
Tuesday 8 am - 12 pm 1 pm -7 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 12 pm 1 pm - 6 pm
Thursday  8 am - 2 pm  

Closed for all State Holidays


 What is the Transfer Station schedule?

Saturdays     8am - 3pm 

 Where do I get a permit for a fire?

Fraternity Village General Store: (207) 342-5866

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 What is the telephone number of the post office


 How do I get a building permit

Building permit applications can be picked up at the town office.

When completed they are returned to the town office.

The Planning Board currently reviews and issues building permit applications at their bimonthly meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Please return applications to the town office by the Monday before the scheduled Planning Board meeting.

 What are some services offered at the Town Office?

Motor Vehicle: Full Automobile Registrations with plates

Faxes:  $2.00    Notary:  $4.00     Copies: .25 cents each (letter size)

IF&W:  Boats/Snowmobile/ATV Registration
            Hunting / Fishing Licenses

Vital Records: Marriage Licenses, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates (Searsmont Residents)

Dog Licenses: Spayed or neutered $6.00   Not Spayed or Neutered $11.00


 When will I receive a tax bill

The tax commitment is done by the middle to the end of July, and the bills are prepared and mailed shortly after.  You should receive your bill by early to mid-August.

 Who do I contact to rent the Community Building?

To verify availability, call the Town Office at 207-342-5411


 What is the Town Office Fax Number?

Town Office Fax Number is 207-342-3495

 When are the Selectmen Meetings?

Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the Selectmen's office



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