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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:

The Town Offices will re-open to the public the week of June 7, 2020 and will be back to our regular business hours. The Town Offices will adhere to social distancing by allowing only 1 person at the Town Clerk’s office, one person in the hallway at a time when needing information on Assessing, Treasurer, Land Use Secretary and Town Administrator’s questions. Others will need to wait outside the building for their turn. Masks must be worn at all times and if from another State, you must have quarantined for 14 days. CEO will maintain appointments or walk in’s are welcomed as well. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the code’s office. If you do not have a mask one can be provided to you. Services will continue to be done over the phone, online or by mail whenever possible.

The Shapleigh Planning Board will be holding PUBLIC HEARINGS

on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for the following:

• Conditional Use Permit - Quilt Shop

Property Located at Shapleigh Tax Map 18, Lot 32A (120 Emery Mills Road)

John & Donna Johnson, Applicants; Paul Muse Property Owner

• Amendment to the Subdivision Known as Red Pine Estates – Adding One Additional Lot

Property Located at Shapleigh Tax Map 11, part of Lot 28F (Newfield Road)

Nickolas Richardson, Applicant & Property Owner; Joseph Stanley, Representing

Conditional Use Permit – Hold Small Events & Venues, Including Weddings

Property Located at Shapleigh Tax Map 1, Lot 22A (24 Deering Ridge Road)

Meagen & Brent Lavoilette, Applicants & Property Owners

The Public is invited to attend via the following:

Join Zoom Meeting

If calling in: Find your local number:

Zoom Meeting ID: 848 9586 5996 Password: 479754  (For all links)

• You may send an email by noon on July 14th to and the link to the meeting will be emailed to you.

Roger Allaire, Chairman

Shapleigh Planning Board

Board of Selectmen Meeting has been cancelled for Tuesday, July 14th due to elections being held that day. 

Committee Vacancies - The Town of Shapleigh has numerous vacancies on the various committees.  If you have some "free" time and would love to get involved with your community please contact the Town Administrator at 636-2839, Ext 0.  Committee vacancies are:  Assessing Review Board, Capital Improvement Committee, Fair Hearing Authority, Recreation Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, Budget Committee, Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Saco River Corridor Commission.  Deadline will be Friday, July 17, 2020.   

Comprehensive Plan Update Review Committee - The Board of Selectmen are seeking 7 community members to join the Comprehensive Plan Committee.  The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to document the Town's commitment to achieve a vision.  The Comp. Plan reflects a long range view of the future issues and opportunities.  The adopted plan is used by citizens, elected officials, town committees,business investors, and others.  Term of the appointment will be upon completion of the revised plan.  If interested please, contact the Town Administrator at 207-636-2839, ext 0.  Deadline will be Friday, July 17, 2020.  

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

Town Clerk's/Tax CollectorAs 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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