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

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

The Town Hall has a new phone system.  All extension have been updated.  Please click on the contact page for the updated phone extensions. 

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 declared 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The Executive Order remains in effect until amended or rescinded.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.

The decision has been made the Town Hall will be closed next week to the public.  All committee meetings have been cancelled until further notice.  

The Town Clerk's office will remain closed to the public.  You can email her at  with your questions or call her at 636-2843 ext 1.

CEO - you can email at or call 636-2843 ext  409.  At this time only emergency inspections will be scheduled. 

Planning Board - No meetings at this time.

Board of Selectmen - you can email - The Board will be meeting on Tuesday, at 5:00 pm.  Please go to the link Boards - Board of Selectmen to review the agenda. 

Town Administrator - you can email her at or call 207-636-2839 ext 0 with any questions you may have. 

We will update you as necessary.  The Selectmen is trying to take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety and health of staff and residents at this time. 

The following measures will be implemented as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. If circumstances warrant, that time period will be extended:

Public Safety – Access to the Public Safety Building will be closed to all except emergency needs. Emergency needs for police, fire, and EMS should be treated as normal by calling dispatch for assistance.

Transfer Station – The transfer station will remain open for normal hours; however, personnel will practice social distancing of at least six feet, will be wearing gloves and masks, and will not be able to assist with unloading trash or other items. 

Public Works – Persons with road concerns or questions should call their Road Commissioner. North, John Burnell 207-793-4353 and South, Jeff Goodwin 207-432-0566.

General Assistance – Persons seeking general assistance should call the Town Office at 432-7390 and we will process applications over the phone.

Registrations UPDATE:   A registration, including a temporary registration, of a Motor Vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, watercraft or snowmobile or trailer is deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the State of Emergency.

Shapleigh Roads are posted today until April 10, 2020 - this limits vehicle weight on Shapleigh roads. If you have any questions please, call the Road Commissioner, North is John Burnell 207-793-4353 or Road Commissioner, South is Jeff Goodwin - 207-432-0566 

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

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

Ordinance - Restricting Vehicle Weight on Posted Roads -  To view the ordinance - click here 

To view the 2019 tax bills - click here

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.

Unclaimed Property - Office of the State Treasurer states there is a record amount of unclaimed property. 
Unclaimed property consists of money and other financial assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner can not be located. 
To see if you have any unclaimed property -
click on this link

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

Fire Permits

Effective immediately Fire Permits for the Town of Shapleigh may be issued at the Public Safety Building.
Personnel will be available to issue permits if they are not on an emergency call

Public Safety Building
506 Shapleigh Corner Road
Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm 207.636.2211

Saturday - Sunday - you may contact

Fire Warden Steve Fiske @ 207.636.1553

Fire Chief, Kevin Romano @ 207-432-6590

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 Executive Secretary at 207-636-2843, ext 401
during regular office hours.  
General Assistance Hotline After Hours is 207-651-8597

Shapleigh Codification - click here

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