ANNOUNCEMENTS

OWLS HEAD ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY NIGHT AUGUST 29TH, 2022 @ 6PM, Owls Head Community Building.

Property Tax Stabilization Program (LD290)
Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens, also known as the Property Tax Stabilization Program (the “Program”), is a State program that allows certain senior-citizen residents to stabilize, or freeze, the property taxes on their homestead.  As long as you qualify and file a timely application each year, the tax billed to you for your homestead will be frozen at the amount you were billed in the prior tax year. Eligible residents who move may transfer the fixed tax amount to a new homestead, even if that new homestead is in a different Maine municipality.
Stabilization Application

ATTENTION OWLS HEAD RESIDENTS
Effective May 12, 2022, the Owls Head Town Office with be opening at 1 pm on Thursdays.  We will resume regular operating hours in the unforeseen future.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER HOURS:
Starting the week of October 4, 2021, the new hours will be Monday from 3 pm to 5 pm and Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 5 pm.

OWLS HEAD TOWN OFFICE
As of October 1, 2021, our Town Office days and hours will be changing.  We will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 pm to 5 pm.  We are closed on Friday.

RAPID RENEWAL
We finally have the capability of registering your vehicles online.  Please use the link below to start the process:
http://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
Once you've completed it, the registration and stickers will be mailed to you from the State

THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION 
Has a page on the Town's Website where you can learn about its mission, membership, news, and events, and an inventory of the Town's parks, public lands, and walking trails, and their features.  Click on "Community" and then "Conservation Commission".

OWLS HEAD VILLAGE LIBRARY
The Library will be open on Wednesdays, from 4 pm to 7 pm, and Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Pat Stephen is the Librarian.

The Cemetery Committee
The Cemetery Committee is looking for new members. Please contact (207) 594-7434 at the Owls Head Town Office if you are interested.

2022 Mooring Fees Renewals are due by JULY 1st EACH YEAR
$50.00 Year-Round Resident per year
(Year-Round Resident of Owls Head)
$100.00 Non-Resident per year

New Mooring Application

Renewal Mooring Application

FAQ’s

Address & Phone Number of Town Office

Physical Address:
Town of Owls Head • 224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME  04854
207-594-7434 • Fax 207-594-7598
Mailing Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME  04854

CASH, CHECK and CREDIT CARD (2.5% charge) AT THE TOWN OFFICE!

Emergency Numbers
Dial 911 or 207-596-6552
Fire Chief, Frank Ross:  207-594-4076

Boat & Boat Trailer Registrations

Photo ID is required for all transactions

Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Tax Collector @ Town Office  207-594-7434
E-mail: townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov

Harbor Questions:  Adam Philbrook, Harbor Master 207-595-8220

ALL DOCUMENTED BOATS MUST PAY EXCISE TAX

Required for New Boat Registrations:  Bill of sale, Maine registration numbers.  State sales tax on the purchase price of a boat will be collected on private sales.  Maine dealerships collect sales tax at the time of purchase. Must have the serial number.

Required for Boat Renewals:  All boat registrations expire on December 31st yearly.  Excise tax is computed on the boat’s age and length.  The Inland Fisheries fees are based on the horsepower of the motor. Must have last registration.

Required for New Boat Trailer Registrations:  Go to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Rockland Branch – 207-596-2255
212 New County Road
Rockland, ME 04841

Required for Boat Trailer Renewals:  Last year’s registration

Dog Licenses

Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Town Clerk @ Town Office, 207-594-7434.
E-mail:  townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov

Available at Town Office starting October 15th
Required for all Licensing: Dog’s current Maine rabies certificate & spay or neutering certificates
License your dog for the New Year before January 1st
A $25.00 late fee will be charged if not paid by February 1st

Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Town Clerk @ Town Office, 207-594-7434.
E-mail:  townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov

Required for New License:  Must be a resident of Maine for at least 3 months.

Required for Renewal:  Bring evidence of a previous hunting (or archery) license or a  Safe Hunter’s Card.

Marriage License

Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Town Clerk @ Town Office, 207-594-7434
E-mail:  townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov

We issue them if you are an Owls Head Resident or if both Bride & Groom reside outside of Maine.  Please call and make sure that the Town Clerk is in when you are ready.  We do not process these after 3:00 PM.

You will need Photo ID’s, certified copies of last divorce decree or death certificate of former spouse if applicable.

You’ll need to know your mother’s maiden names, the State or Country your parents were born in, your Officiant’s Name, Address, Phone Number and the Date of the Wedding.

The License only good for three months.  If it’s not used in that time frame, it is voided, and you’ll need to fill out the paperwork again.

Mooring Permits

Questions:   Adam Philbrook, Harbor Master 207-595-8220

$50.00 Year-Round Resident per year
$100.00 Non-Resident per year
(Year-Round Resident of Owls Head)
Required for Renewal:  All renewals are due by June 30th every year.

Post Office

Address:  5 Main Street
Owls Head, Maine 04854
TEL: 1-800-275-8777
Monday through Friday:  Window – 7:30 am to 9:30 am and 2:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Monday through Friday:  Lobby – 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday:  Window – 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Saturday:  Lobby – 7:30 am to 11:00 am

Property Tax

Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Tax Collector @ Town Office, 207-594-7434.
E-mail:  townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov

Real Estate and Personal Property Tax can be paid in full or in two installments.

The first installment is due by October 15 2021.  Interest at 8% will be charged on any balances due as of November 15, 2021.

The second installment is due by March 15, 2022.  Interest at 8% still be charged on any balances due as of April 15, 2022.

Vehicle Excise Tax & Registrations

Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Tax Collector @ Town Office, 207-594-7434.
E-mail:  townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov
Payment of excise tax is required on all vehicles in the town of residence before vehicle registration.   
Required for New Registration:

  • Monroney label or window sticker
  • Blue copy of the title application
  • Previous registration of the vehicle traded or sold which plates are being transferred.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Current mileage.
  • Required for Renewal:  Previous registration, proof of insurance, and current mileage.
  • Rapid Renewal

    We finally have the capability of registering your vehicles online. 

    Please use the link below to start the process:
    http://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/

    Once completed, you will receive your registration and stickers in the mail from the State within a few days

    ATVs & Snowmobiles Registrations

    Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Tax Collector @ Town Office, 207-594-7434.
    E-mail:  townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov

    Required for New Registration:

    • A bill of sale
    • 5.5% sales tax on the purchase price will be collected on private sales (dealerships collect sales tax at the time of purchase).

    ATV’s new registration fee is $45.00 plus a $2.00 agent fee. 
    ATV renewal fee is $45.00 plus a $1.00 agent fee.
    Snowmobile registration fee is $55.00 plus a $2.00 agent fee for new and a $1.00 agent fee for renewal.

    Snowmobile renewal fee is $55.00 plus a $1.00 agent fee.

    Voter Registration

    Contact:  Eleanor Stone, Registrar of Voters @ Town Office.  207-594-7434.
    E-mail: townclerk@owlshead.maine.gov

    Alternate Contact:  Shenley Neely, Deputy Registrar of Voters
    E-mail:  adminassistant@owlshead.maine.gov

    Maine allows you to use any of the following identification to register to vote:

    • Government-issued photograph identification document or credential. A government-issued photo identification document or credential, including, but not limited to, a current and valid United States passport, military identification, driver’s license, or state identification; or
    • Other government-issued identification documents. A government-issued identification document without a photograph, including, but not limited to, a certified birth certificate or a signed social security card; or

    • Other official documents. An official document, including, but not limited to, a document confirming eligibility determinations for public benefits, a utility bill, a bank statement, a government check, a paycheck, or other government documents that shows the name and address of the voter; or

    • Maine ID or Driver’s License number, or the last four of your social security number, if it is already in our computer system

    You don’t need to have any particular item from the above list. For example, not having a government-issued photographic identification document does not prevent you from registering to vote in Maine. Any of the above works on its own!

    You can register to vote at any time of the year (including Election Day) at the Owls Head Town Office.  The Town Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    Waste Disposal

    Bulk Waste Disposal (Stump Dump & Yard Waste)

    224 Ash Point Drive
    Owls Head, ME  04854
    Open:  Wednesday & Saturdays
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Transfer Station (Solid Waste & Recycled Waste)

    34 Buttermilk Lane
    Thomaston, ME  04861
    207-594-0748
    Open:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Click here for Fees & Guidelines
      
    Stickers are available for sale at the OHST Transfer Station for $18.00 and are valid from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022.  Must show proof of residency.

    Town Office

    Physical Address:
    Town of Owls Head
    224 Ash Point Drive
    Owls Head, ME 04854
    207-594-7434
    Fax 207-594-7598

    Mailing Address:
    Town of Owls Head
    224 Ash Point Drive
    Owls Head, ME 04854

    Cash, Check or Credit Card (2.5% fee on credit cards)

    Office Hours

    Monday - 8:00 to 5:00

    Tuesday - 8:00 to 5:00

    Wednesday - 8:00 to 5:00

    Thursday - 8:00 to 5:00

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - Closed

    Quick Contacts

    Administrative Assistant:

    EMAIL

    Tax Collector:
    Eleanor Stone
    EMAIL

    Town Clerk:
    Eleanor Stone
    EMAIL

    Treasurer:
    Pamela Curtis
    EMAIL

    Holidays 2022

    New Year's Day
    December 31

    Martin Luther King Day
    January 17

    President’s Day
    February 21

    Patriot’s Day
    April 18

    Memorial Day
    May 31

    Independence Day
    July 4

    Labor Day
    September 5

    Indigenous People Day
    October 10

    Veteran’s Day
    November 10

    Thanksgiving
    November 24

    Christmas
    December 26

    Contact Us

    Physical Address:
    Town of Owls Head
    224 Ash Point Drive
    Owls Head, ME 04854
    207-594-7434
    Fax 207-594-7598

    Mailing Address:
    Town of Owls Head
    224 Ash Point Drive
    Owls Head, ME 04854

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