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Town Hall mailing address is PO Box 26, Shapleigh, ME  04076

Physical address is:  22 Back Road, Shapleigh, ME  04076

Shapleigh News

Starting Saturday, May 16, 2020 the lower level at the Transfer Station will be open. Lower level is for recycling and demo debris. We ask for your patience with disposing of your debris.  Social distancing at least 6 feet.   

The Town Hall will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesday's from 9am - 4pm, Thursday's from 5pm - 8pm and Friday's from 9am-4pm.  Again, this is by APPOINTMENT ONLY - you must call the appropriate department to schedule.  Anyone entering the Town Hall for an appointment, MUST BE WEARING A MASK OR OTHER FACE SHIELD.  If for medical reasons you are not able to wear a mask please notify us before arriving for your appointment.  The Town will have some disposable masks available, if needed.  Please limit the number of family members to only those necessary when coming in.  The Board of Selectmen appreciates your help in keeping yourself and the staff safe, while socially distancing and abiding by these rules.  The doors will remain locked, and we ask that you do not show up early to your appointment.  Please use the door bell when arriving and someone will let you in.    

Town Clerk and CEO will be working on Tuesday 9 - 4pm, Thursday 5 - 8pm and Friday 9 - 4pm .  

Winter Plowing, Sanding and Salting - Invitation to bid - click here To view the proposed winter plowing contract - click here

Fire Permits - To call regarding obtaining a fire permit please call, Steve Fiske, Fire Warden at 207-636-1553 or the Public Safety Building 207-636-2211. 

Library will remain closed at this time. 

Public Safety Building is not open to the public.  Emergency staff is on duty as needed.  Emergency needs for police, fire, and EMS should be treated as normal by calling dispatch for assistance.  Public Safety Building call 636-2211.

Town Clerk's/Tax CollectorThe Town Clerk Tax Collector’s office is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesday & Friday 9am – 4pm, Thursday’s 5pm – 8pm.  Please call 636-2843 ext. 1 to arrange an appointment and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. As a reminder, there are various online services available by visiting

Checks for Real Estate tax payments may be deposited in the mail slot in the right front door or by phoning to make other arrangements.

We THANK YOU for your patience and understanding at this time.

Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle Offices are closed - mobile units closed.  Motor Vehicle Registrations - Temporary registrations with a private sale.  Use this letter (download letter) along with a title, bill of sale and proof of insurance to drive a used vehicle purchased by private sale. Information regarding other Motor Vehicle registrations please visit:

ATTENTION BOATERS - As of Friday, May 1, 2020 all motorized watercraft on Maine waters must have a vailid registration.  In addition, all motorized watercraft on inland waters must display the lake and river protection sticker.  NOTE:  There is a delay in getting stickers out.  In the meantime a printed copy of payment confirmation is acceptable.  If you are unable to print a copy, take a picture with your phone to keep on hand.  To renew your boat registration online, visit:  Owners of non-Maine registered boats are required to purchase and affix a lake and river protection sticker to their watercraft.  NOTE:  stickers are included as part of the Maine watercraft registration fee.  Boats registered in Maine do not need to purchase a separate sticker.  Purchase your lake and river protection sticker here:

The Town Clerk’s office is now taking


for the upcoming July 14, 2020 State Primary.

You may request an absentee ballot by calling the Town Clerk’s office 636-2843 ext. 1 or 6 or by visiting the State’s website

Please note: Absentee Ballots will be available around June 14th. Absentee Ballot requests will be taken up to and on Election Day.

To minimize interaction with others during this public health

Pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by

Absentee ballot. Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure.

Please watch this video from Secretary Dunlap's office

CEO - Please call or email to make an appointment at this time. He can reached at 207-432-1023 or office #207-636-2843 ext 9 or email:

Animal control issues please contact the Acton Animal Control Officer, Jim Driscoll at 207-206-6065 until further notice

Planning Board Meetings - at this time there are no PB meetings scheduled.  Email:

Treasurer - You can email her at or leave a voice mail message at 207-636-2843 ext 2.

Board of Selectmen/Town Administrator - you can leave a voice mail message 207-636-2843 ext 0 or email:

General Assistance - If you are need of emergency assistance please call 207-432-7390 or email:  

Road Commissioner's are working to maintain our roads as needed.  If you need to reach them - Road Commissioner North - John Burnell 793-4353 - Road Commission South - Jeff Goodwin - 207-432-0566.

HOMESTEAD Exemption Applications - Update:  Governor Extends Application Deadline

For Certain Property Tax Exemptions

Effective March 31, 2020, Governor Janet Mills signed an Executive Order extending the April 1, 2020 application deadline for certain property tax exemptions.  The Executive Order was signed pursuant to the civil emergency proclamation, signed by the Governor on March 15, 2020.

Ordinarily, applications for certain property tax exemptions would be submitted by April 1 to be effective for a municipality’s property tax commitment.  Now, the Executive Order extends the April 1, 2020 deadline to either the commitment date of the municipality or 30 days after the termination of the dec-ared emergency, whichever occurs first.  The extended application deadline includes the following property tax exemptions: Property of Institutions and Organizations (36 M.R.S. § 652); Estates of Veterans (36 M.R.S. § 653(1)(G)); Solar and Wind Energy Equipment (36 M.R.S. §§ 655(1)(U) and 656(1)(K)); Exemption of Homesteads (36 M.R.S. § 684(1)); and Exemption of Business Equipment (“BETE”) (36 M.R.S. § 693(1)).

The Executive Order remains in effect until amended or rescinded.  If you have any questions about the extended deadline, please contact your municipal assessor or the Property Tax Division of Maine Revenue Services at (207) 624-5600.

TOWN MEETING - Results - click here Town Results for the Municipal election see the Town Clerk's page..

Coronavirus Response from the State of Maine - See attached information from the Governor regarding the Coronavirus and how best to combat this virus.  Click here for the letter from the Governor.   A page has been created with more information.  Please click on the link to the left of this page.

Trees in the Shoreland Zone may require a permit prior to beginning the project. 

Town of Shapleigh's contract Deputy is Deputy Gregg Sevigny.  He can be reached at 324-1113.  

Committee Vacancies - The Town has many vacancies on various committees. 
If you have some free time and would like to get involved with your community, please contact the Town Administrator at 636-2839, ext. 401.

Williams Property - Information and map - click here

Town Forest Nature Trail - Information and map - click here

DONATIONS - Recycling GoodsRebuilding Lives - Clean out your closets & restore hope. 
The Salvation Army accepts:  clothing of any type, books, records, cds, furniture
(must be in good condition, no water damage, severe cosmetic damage to wooden items, no rips, stains, tears or structural damage)
collectibles, jewelry, anitques, shoes, handbags, ties, belts, scarves, household items.  Large items residents can call for a free pick up.  1-800-SATRUCK or visit 
Donations boxes are located at:  Transfer Station and Town Hall
Notice is hereby given:  At any given time there may be more than one Selectman working at Town Hall.  This does not constitute a meeting but more or less a work session
Free Community Meals - Every Monday and Wednesday evenings, freshly-prepared, nutritious meals in our multi-purpose room at
Curtis Lake Church, 5 PM, 38 Westview Drive, Sanford, behind Ocean State Job Lots.  Doors open at 4:45 pm.  All are welcomed to attend
General Assistance is by appointment only.  If you are in need of assistance please call the Town Administrator at 207-636-2843 ext 0
during regular office hours.  
General Assistance Hotline After Hours is 207-432-7390

Shapleigh Codification - click here

Register Your Car

Vanity Plate Availability Search

Department of the Secretary of State - Motor Vehicle

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