Town Offices & Departments
P.O. Box 745
Fax (207) 244-7914
Town Office: 244-7900
Town Manager - Donald Lagrange
Finance Director/ Administrator - Tabbetha Newenham
Town Clerk / Registrar of Voters - Marilyn Lowell
Administrative Assistant / Deputy Clerk - Nelia Lake
244-3521 or 244-7911
Chief, Sam Chisholm 244-7911
Donald Lagrange 244-7915
Adam Thurston 244-7913
Chief David Chapais 244-7911
Sewer Department: 244-7919
Water Department: 244-3948
Highway Department: 244-7917
SWH Transfer Station
Refuse & Recycling Center, EMR, Inc.: 244-4347
SWH/Tremont Chamber of Commerce
For a good introduction to property taxes in Maine, click here.
The Town of Southwest Harbor participates in the FEMA Flood Plain Management Program. 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 customers)
The Town Office is located off of
Village Green Way, above the Police Department.
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!
Please sign our Guest Book!
WINTER PARKING BAN
10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.,
or when snow has accumulated and requires removal.
Vehicles must be removed from all municipal parking, streets and alleys.
Public Comment Notice
The Town of Southwest Harbor is applying to become certified under the State of Maine's Business-Friendly Community Program.
Comments may be submitted to the state in writing no later than April 30, 2014 to:
Andrea K. Smith
Department of Economic & Community Development
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0059
or by email to:
The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce is seeking Sponsors for the 2014 Fireworks Display!
Acadia's Oktoberfest, The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce annual fundraiser has been noted as "one of the spots not to miss" and one of the "top ten festivals in New England" by the national RV Magazine and New England brewery magazines. It is one of the largest and most popular festivals in Maine with over 2,000 people in attendance for the weekend. The Chamber is currently seeking Sponsors for this remarkable event.
PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BUDGET-
FISCAL YEAR 2014-15
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March 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Southwest Harbor Fire Dept.
"Article 2: Shall the voters appropriate and authorize the Town to use an amount not to exceed $300,000 from surplus funds as additional funds for the purpose of improvements to the Town's infrastructure systems including, but not limited to road, water, sewer and storm water improvements on Main Street?"
Absentee Ballot Clarification
If you are casting an absentee ballot, YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER WITHIN THE TOWN OF SOUTHWEST HARBOR.
Absentee Ballots may be completed in person at the Town Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
if voting from an out-of-state location, each voter must contact the Town Office 'in person' via telephone, providing proof of identification, address and assigning a specific person to pick up and drop off each ballot.
ALL ABSENTEE BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE TOWN OFFICE NO LATER THAN 7:00 P.M., MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014.
(Before being able to view the harbor cam,
you will be asked to download a very short
and very safe plug-in)
TOWN OF SOUTHWEST HARBOR
As of 2/24/14, the following roads are posted for no heavy traffic until 4/1/14: Freemen Ridge, East Ridge, Salem Town Woods Rd., Fernald Point, Forest Avenue, Wesley Avenue, High Road, Dirigo Road, Wood St., Robinson Lane, Alder Lane to the town dock, part of Shore Road, Hinkley to Kings Lane, and Claremont.