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REMINDER – Dog Licenses expire annually on December 31st.

Maine State Law requires that all owners/keepers of dogs 6 months of age or more shall obtain a license.

You must provide current rabies and spay/neuter certificates when licensing your dog(s).

You may also visit and follow the “on-line services” link to license your dog.

A $25.00 late fee will be assessed as of February 1st

Planning Board Public Hearings

The Shapleigh Planning Board will be holding a PUBLIC HEARING on:
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. (Snow Date Wednesday, February 15th)

for the following: 

1)  Proposed Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Chapter 105-18 & 19 ‘Front Yard Setback’ 
2)  An Update to the Growth Ordinance
3)  Conditional Use Permit for a Multi-use Municipal Building Located on Map 5, Lot 28A (Back Road) Town of Shapleigh, Applicant

The Public is invited to attend.
Roger Allaire, Chairman Shapleigh Planning Board

Winter Road Maintenance Bid Request


Invitation To Bid
Town of Shapleigh Winter Road Maintenance Contract for 2023-2026
Snow Removal, Sanding and Salting of Town Roads for the
Northern and Southern District

The Town of Shapleigh is soliciting bids for snow removal, salting, and sanding on Town Roads for the 2023/2024, 2024-2025, and 2025/2026 snow seasons. 

The contract is divided into two districts.  The Northern District is approximately 32.6 miles of road, and the Southern District is 25.6 miles of road.   The Town will provide 5,500 cubic yards of sand/salt mixture each year to be used in both districts.  Include in your bid:  price per mile, vehicles and equipment that you will be using to perform duties as outlined in the contract, driver’s names and at least 3 business references, proof of commercial liability and proof of worker compensation insurance or a Predetermination letter from the State of Maine.. 

All sealed bids are due Tuesday February 7, 2023, by 4:00 pm.  Bids may be delivered to the Shapleigh Town Hall located at 22 Back Road, Shapleigh, Maine; or mail to PO Box 26, Shapleigh, ME  04076 – Winter Road Maintenance Contract. 

Bids will be opened at the Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm.  You do not have to be present for your bid to be considered.

Please contact Michelle Rumney, Town Administrator, Town of Shapleigh, PO Box 26, Shapleigh, ME 04076 with questions.  You can call at 207-636-2843, Ext. 0 or email:

The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Click here for proposed contract language and road specs.

Help Wanted

 The Town of Shapleigh is hiring:

Town Clerk/ Tax Collector/Voter Registrar
Position will be vacant July 1.  Applications accepted thru March 13, 2023 or until filled
Please click on the links below for more information

Job Posting and Job Description




Community Resources Page

Please visit the community resource page for links to services in the area

Planning Board Survey Opportunity

The Planning Board is seeking input from taxpayers about the future of the town and the zoning.
Please view the survey they have created and submit it via this link:  Zoning Questionare (

New Veterans Property Tax Credit

A new disabled veteran benefit was enacted earlier this year through LD1986.  This is an additional benefit under the Property Tax Fairness Credit (36 M.R.S. § 5219-KK), which is an income tax credit handled by the Income Tax Division of Maine Revenue Services.  The credit is based on a veteran’s property tax, but it is claimed on the taxpayer’s Form 1040ME.  Here is the web page describing the credit:


Any specific questions about the program should be directed to the Income Tax Division at 207-626-8475 or


The Town of Shapleigh needs involved citizens for the following boards and committees:

  • Board of Assessment Review
  • Capital Improvement Committee
  • Comprehensive Planning Committee
  • Conservation Commission 
  • Community Day Committee
  • Saco River Corridor Commission
  • Planning Board Alternate
  • Williams Property Advisory Committee
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
You do not need to have experience in any field to fill these vacancies, just the willingness to learn and work together with your committee members and the taxpayers!

If you are interested or need more information, please fill out a form of interest and contact the Town Administrator

Medical Alert Buttons!

A Request from the Rescue Squad:
If you or a family member own a medical alert button, please update all the information with the company that services it.
This makes dispatching and responding to calls when the button is activated much more efficient.

Live Stream Board of Selectmen's Meeting

The Board of Selectmen's meetings can now be streamed live via Town Hall Streams.  You can also view previous meetings.