Town Offices & Departments
P.O. Box 745
Southwest Harbor
ME 04679
(207) 244-5404
Fax (207) 244-7914

Town Manager - Donald Lagrange

Finance Director/ Administrator - Tabbetha Newenham

Town Clerk / Registrar of Voters - Marilyn Lowell

​Administrative Assistant / Deputy Clerk -Chelsea Black ​

244-3521 or 244-7911

Fire Department
Chief, Sam Chisholm  244-7911

Code Enforcement
Donald Lagrange  244-7915  

Harbor Master
Adam Thurston  244-7913 

Acting Chief Mike Miller  244-7911

Public Works
Sewer Department:  244-7919
Water Department:  244-3948
Highway Department:   244-7917

SWH Transfer Station
EMR, Inc.
Mondays - Fridays  8:00am - 5:00pm 
Saturdays  8:00am - 3:00 pm

SWH/Tremont Chamber of Commerce
For a good introduction to property taxes in Maine, click here.   
Click on the links as listed to learn more about the Homestead Exemption and the Circuit Breaker Programs.

The Town of Southwest Harbor currently has 
vacancies on many Boards and Committees.  
Volunteers are needed for a greater representation from community members.
Click below for an application!

Board and Committee Vacancies
Online Registrations
For Motor Vehicles and Trailers
For Boats

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.


Southwest Harbor, Maine
Incorporated in 1905
      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!  
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Contact Us
If you would like the Town of Southwest Harbor to email you with road construction updates, town notices, agendas, emergency postings, etc., please sign up through the link below.  THANK YOU!
If you would like to email the Southwest Harbor Board of Selectmen directly, please click the button below:  
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.
288-4585, 546-2927
Southwest Harbor Historical Society
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All photos below courtesy of our own very talented George Soules...
For Fun....
When next you complain about the rain...

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2014 Flamingo Days Parade Photos!
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Southwest Harbor is a GREAT Place 
to Start a Business!

Use these links to get started:

Maine Small Business Development Centers

Maine's Online Business Answers Service

There will be a minimal fee charged for usage by the carrier. 
Sign InView Entries
Please sign our Guest Book !
Business owners, please click the link below if you are interested in being on our Business Directory.  
 Notice to Business Owners
The Town is currently looking for a supervisor/manager for the water and sewer departments. Please follow the links below for a description of the job and an application.
Manager Job Description
Employment Application 
June 10, 2015 the Boston Cane was presented to Southwest Harbor's eldest citizen. Please follow the link below for more information:
Boston Cane
May 5, 2015 the voting took place for the Elections, please follow the link below for the results:
May 5 Election Results
The Town is currently looking for a new police chief. Please follow the links below to view the job description:
Police Chief Advertisement
Police Chief Job Description 
School Budget-
Fiscal Year 2015-16
Click Here
Please click the link below for a Public Notice:
Notice of Intent to File
Water Test Company Scam
Please follow the link below for more information:
Water Test Company
The Town currently has a opening for an Administrative Assistant. Please follow the link below for more information:
Administrative Assistant Position