Town Manager - Donald Lagrange
Finance Director/ Administrator - Tabbetha Newenham
Town Clerk / Registrar of Voters - Marilyn Lowell
Administrative Assistant / Deputy Clerk -Bob Salsbury
244-3521 or 244-7911
Chief, Sam Chisholm 244-7911
Donald Lagrange 244-7915
Adam Thurston 244-7913
Police Chief Alan Brown 244-7911
Sewer Department: 244-7919
Water Department: 244-3948
Highway Department: 244-7917
SWH Transfer Station
Mondays - Fridays 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturdays 8:00am - 3:00 pm
Town Offices & Departments
P.O. Box 745
Fax (207) 244-7914
The Town of Southwest Harbor participates in the FEMA Flood Plain Management Program, enabling businesses and residents to receive a substantial discount on flood insurance policies. Materials are available for viewing at the Southwest Harbor Town Office.
You may also tune to Local Cable Channel 7 for further notices, announcements and local interests.
(digital cable 'box' customers)
The Town Office is located above the Police Department at 26 Village Green Way
(P.O. Box 745, SWH 04679)
Office hours are:
8:30 am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday.
The Office is closed for most legal holidays.
The Quiet Side of the Island...
While many tourists to the island of Mount Desert are familiar with Bar Harbor on the northeast coast of Maine, Southwest Harbor is a quiet jewel located on the west side of the island. First settled by fishermen, the town retains our maritime heritage- boasting healthy fishing fleets and a myriad of boat yards.
Unlike the busy east side, the "Quiet Side" of Acadia offers a variety of recreation and relaxation for visitors. We invite you to browse our webpages, or better yet, visit us and enjoy a classic Maine island vacation!
Southwest Harbor Ferry
The Southwest Harbor Ferry travels to Great Cranberry Island and Islesford (Little Cranberry Island)
and is operated by Cranberry Cove Boating.
It departs the Southwest Harbor Upper Town Dock every two hours,
7 a.m.- 5 p.m.
It departs Islesford every two hours,
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All photos below courtesy of our own very talented George Soules...
When next you complain about the rain...
Southwest Harbor is a GREAT Place
to Start a Business!
Use these links to get started:
The Town Office NOW ACCEPTS CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS!!!
There will be a minimal fee charged for usage by the carrier.
Please sign our Guest Book !
Business owners, please click the link below if you are interested in being on our Business Directory.
If you have photos of Southwest Harbor, current or historical, and would like to share them with your community,
Please submit photos to
or you may drop the off at the Southwest Harbor Town Office.
Digital photos in .jpg format preferred..
It has been reported that residents have received phone calls, reportedly from the IRS, demanding money for taxes owed and threatening arrest and other consequences unless the amount of money they are asking for is paid. THIS IS A SCAM! The IRS will never make initial contact by phone. Do not succumb to these callers. Inform the caller that you will be calling the police and the FBI and then hang up!