ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Owls Head Stump Dump will be closed on Saturday February 04, 2023 due to the extreme cold.

THE HELEN F. WYLIE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP HERE AT THE TOWN OFFICE.
Deputy Town Clerk/Deputy Tax Collector
Deputy Treasurer/Deputy Registrar
The Town of Owls Head is seeking qualified candidates to apply to fill a vacancy due to the internal promotion of one of our valued office staff members.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the select board with a variety of tasks including the preparation of agendas and minutes of meetings of the select board and some committees, coordinating and distributing communications, and working closely with the public while assisting the Town Clerk/Tax Collector, the Treasurer, and the Registrar, in the performance of their respective duties. Additional responsibilities may include duties related to general assistance, freedom of access, and researching, drafting, and submitting grant applications.  This non-partisan position involves frequent in-person and telephone/email contact with the general public, other town employees, elected and appointed town officials, and outside agencies, and requires a high degree of professional demeanor and confidentiality.
All applicants must be bondable, and pass a criminal background check.  Prior municipal work experience and knowledge of TRIO software or equivalent is a plus, but not required.  This is an hourly position with health benefits and PTO, based on a 32-hour, Monday through Thursday work week, and requires occasional evening and weekend work.
Starting Hourly Range: $18 - $20 per hour, based on experience.
Applications must be received no later than Jan 30th at Noon.
Mail your completed application in a sealed envelope via U.S.P.S. clearly marked and addressed as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/DEPUTY TOWN CLERK/
DEPUTY TAX COLLECTOR VACANCY
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
ATTN: SELECT BOARD
Completed application forms may be accompanied by a resume and cover letter. To be considered, a completed application form is required.
No Phone Calls or Emails Please.
The Town of Owls Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Owls Head job application

REMINDER:
Dogs six months and older are required to be licensed. It’s the law.
New licenses are now available now.   A late fee of $25 will be added after January 31, 2023.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
HOURS:  Thursdays 8 am - 3 pm 

RAPID RENEWAL
We 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.

MOORINGS
2023 Mooring Fees Renewals are due by JULY.  Many mooring fees did not get paid last year.  This fee helps the town maintain our harbors and also pay our Harbor/Deputy Harbor Master salaries.  Please remember to pay your mooring fees. 
$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 17th
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.

Mooring Application

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 13 2022.  Interest at 4% will be charged on any balances due as of November 13, 2022.

The second installment is due by March 13, 2023.  Interest at 4% still be charged on any balances due as of April 13, 2023.

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 $70.00 plus a $2.00 agent fee.
    ATV renewal fee is $70.00 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:  VACANT, 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, and Wednesday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Thursdays 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
    Closed from 12-1 for lunch

    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 $20.00 and are valid from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024.  Must show proof of residency.

    Town Office

    Physical Address:
    Town of Owls Head
    224 Ash Point Drive
    Owls Head, ME 04854
    Tele: 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% service fee on credit cards)

    Office Hours

    Monday - 8am to 5pm

    Tuesday - 8am to 5pm

    Wednesday - 8am to 5pm

    Thursday - 8am to 5pm

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - Closed

    Quick Contacts

    Administrative Assistant:
    VACANT
    EMAIL

    Tax Collector:
    Eleanor Stone
    EMAIL

    Town Clerk:
    Eleanor Stone
    EMAIL

    Treasurer:
    Catherine Birmingham
    EMAIL

    Holidays 2023

    New Year’s Day
    Mon January 2

    Martin Luther King Day
    Mon January 16

    President’s Day
    Mon February 20

    Patriot’s Day
    Mon April 17

    Memorial Day
    Mon May 29

    Juneteenth
    Mon June 19

    Independence Day
    Tues July 4

    Labor Day
    Mon September 04

    Indigenous People’s Day/ Columbus Day
    Mon October 9

    Veterans Day
    Thurs November 8

    Thanksgiving
    Thurs November 23

    Christmas Day
    Mon December 25

     

    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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