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Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Kayla Moulton - Town Clerk/Tax Collector         
Tanya Mills- Deputy Clerk/Collector

Telephone: (207) 636-2843 Ext. 1 or 6
Fax : (207) 636-3905
Email: or

Operating Hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (closed from 12:00pm-12:30pm for lunch)
the first and third Saturday 

The Town Clerk's Department is a public service office that performs a wide variety of department functions and citizen services.

The department, under Maine State Statue requirements:

  • Coordinate the administration of all Elections for the Town
  • Issue hunting, fishing and dog licenses 
  • Records and maintains all vital statistic records (birth, death & marriage certificates) for the Town
  • Serves as custodian of all official town records.
Additional duties per Town requirements

  • Vehicle Registrations
  • Recreational vehicle registrations and licensing through IF&W
  • Tax Collection
  • Issuance of Transfer Station Stickers
  • Issuance of Beach Stickers
  • and more...
2024 Election/Town Meeting Schedule
March 5- Town Elections/Presidential Primary 8am-8pm @ Shapleigh Town Hall
March 9- Annual Town Meeting 10am @ Shapleigh Memorial School
June 11- RSU57 Budget Vote/State Primary 8am-8pm@Shapleigh Town Hall
November 5- General Election 8am-8pm @ Shapleigh Memorial School

2024 Real Estate Tax Bills:  coming late August

2023 Real Estate Tax Bills Click Here
2023 Real Estate Tax Commitment CLICK HERE
2022 Real Estate Tax Commitment CLICK HERE
2022 Tax Bills CLICK HERE

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office provides the following services:

  • The fiscal year for the Town of Shapleigh is January 1st thru December 31st.
  • Tax bills are assessed as of April 1st. The mill rate is $10.60 per thousand @ 100% of valuation.
  • There is one commitment with one installment date for payment.
  • Taxes are due and payable on September 29, 2023 with interest beginning September 30, 2023 at a rate of 6%.
  • Prepayment of taxes are accepted. Partial Payments are also accepted.

Effective January 1, 2024, vehicles that are 25 model years old and newer will require Maine State Title.

New Registrations - Purchased from Maine Licensed Dealer

Documents Needed:

  • Bill of Sale
  • Blue Title Application (if the model is 1995 or newer)
  • Evidence of Insurance

* If the vehicle is brand new, you must provide the manufacturer's suggested retail price sticker (window sticker).

New Registrations - Purchased through Private Sale:

Documents Needed:

  • Signed Bill of Sale
  • Title signed over to new owner ( if the model is 1995 or newer)
  • Evidence of Insurance

Registration Renewals: May be processed online also by visiting

Documents Needed:

  • Previous Registration
  • Evidence of Insurance
  • Current Mileage
If you would like a reminder sent to you to renew your vehicle registration, please follow this link to sign up: REMIND ME
  • To obtain a resident firearms hunting license customer must provide proof of a prior adult firearms hunting license issued since 1976 or proof of successfully completing a hunter safety course.
  • To obtain a resident archery hunting license customer must provide proof of a prior adult archery hunting license issued since 1980 or proof of successfully completing an archery hunter safety course.
  • To obtain a resident adult fishing license customer must provide proof of residency.
  • Fishing licenses are not required of residents under the age of 16.
  • Licenses and permits may be obtained on-line at

New Registrations - Purchased from a Maine Licensed Dealer

Documents Needed:

Bill of Sale

  • Warranty form for new ATV's and snowmobiles
  • Maine registration number if previously registered in Maine

New Registrations - Purchased through Private Sale

Documents Needed:

  • Signed Bill of Sale
  • Maine registration number if previously registered in Maine

Registration Renewals: This may be processed online by visiting

Documents Needed:

  • Previous Registration
  • Each owner or keeper of a dog at the age of 6 months or more, on or before January 1st of each year shall obtain a license.
  • Valid State of Maine rabies certificates is needed for each dog license.
  • A dog owner or keeper shall pay a fee of 11.00 for each dog 6 months or older capable of producing young.
  • A dog owner or keeper shall pay a fee of $6.00 for each dog 6 months or older that is incapable of producing young (written certificate from veterinarian required
  • Dogs deemed to be a nuisance by the court shall pay a $30.00 licensing fee
  • Dogs deemed to be dangerous by the court shall pay a $100.00 licensing fee
  • After January 31st, a late fee of $25.00 per dog in addition to the annual license fee shall be paid.
  • A person having a pack or collection of dogs for the purposes of breeding, hunting, show, training, field trials, and exhibition shall pay a fee of $42.00 for a kennel license. A kennel owner may not keep more than 10 dogs per license. Rabies certificates are required for each dog.
  • Dogs may be licensed online at from October 15 - January 31st The Online fee is an additional $1.00 (Vendor Fee).
For additional information regarding Dog Licensing procedures, please contact the Town Clerk.

Anyone wishing to file for a marriage license MUST call the Clerk's Office to make an appointment.

To expedite the process you may download the MARRIAGE INTENTIONS here. Please complete in black ink only and sign 
in the presence of a Notary Public or the clerk.

Recording of Vital Statistics Records (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) and issuance of certified copies. 

    • Marriage Licenses - $40.00
    • Certified Copies of Birth, Marriage, and Death records - $15.00 for 1st copy; $6.00 for any additional copies requested at the same time.  

To request a certified copy of a vital record you must submit a request in writing as well as proof of identity as described on the lower portion of the application form to the Town Clerk's Office in person or by mail to:

Town Clerk
PO Box 26
Shapleigh, Maine 04076

Application for Birth Record
Application for Marriage Record
Application for Death Record

The Town's older records, dating back to 1728, are available for genealogy purposes on T, W, and F from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Town Clerk is the supervisor of elections. The office of the Town Clerk is an alternative absentee voting place for qualified voters.
If you would like to register to vote in Shapleigh, please come into the Clerk's office and fill out a voter registration card. It is important that you show I.D. that has your Shapleigh residence address on it.  Voter registration can take place anytime during our office hours.

You may also register to vote on Election Day itself but you must show an I.D. showing your Shapleigh residence. Proper I.D. could be a Maine-Drivers license, car registration, utility bill or even an envelope that has gone through the mail to you at your Shapleigh address. P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.

Just before any election can be busy in our office, so we recommend you try to register to vote well before election day if possible. If you move within Shapleigh, please let us know so we can update our voter list.

A qualified voter may enroll in a party by filing an application personally or by mail with the Registrar. A voter who is not enrolled in a party may not vote in a Primary Election or a Caucus. A voter may change his enrollment by filing an application with the Registrar personally or by mail. A change in enrollment may not be done 15 days prior to a caucus or primary.

  • Qualified Parties In Maine
  • Democrat
  • Green Independent
  • Republican
  • 2022 Municipal Districts per Secretary of State Division of Elections
  • Congressional District                   1
  • State Senate District                    22
  • State House District                   141
  • County Commissioner District       1
The annual town meeting is held the 2nd Saturday in March at 10:00 a.m. at the Shapleigh Memorial School. A special town meeting may be called by the Board of Selectman.
The annual municipal election is held the Friday before the town meeting with polls opening at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m.
Nomination papers for the municipal election are available in the Town Clerk's office 100 days before the election.

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