Town Offices & Departments
P.O. Box 745
Fax (207) 244-7914
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
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.
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!
Please sign our Guest Book!
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.
FISCAL YEAR 2014-15
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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.
Southwest Harbor Historical Society
2014 SWH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE PHOTOS!
All photos below courtesy of our own very talented George Soules...
When next you complain about the rain...
2014 Flamingo Days Parade Photos!
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.
Infrastructure Project Update
Coastal Drilling and Blasting, Inc., a subcontractor for R.F. Jordan and Sons Construction, will be blasting bedrock in conjunction with the Town of Southwest Harbor Infrastructure Project. Blasting is expected to take place after September 1, 2014 and will continue until completed. Blasting warning signs will be posted around the site. Pre-blast surveys have been offered to all property owners
within 500 feet of the blasting activities. Any questions should be directed
Coastal Drilling and Blasting
Evening Route 102A Construction
The nightly construction on Route 102A from Southwest Harbor to Somesville is a Maine Department of Transportation project. The anticipated date of completion is
Friday, Sept. 5. Any questions or concerns should be directed to (207)557-5377