ANNOUNCEMENTS

ELECTION DAY 
November 08, 2022
Volunteers needed to work on election day.  Please see Catherine or Eleanor for more details.

Maine Absentee Ballot November 22

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.

ATTENTION OWLS HEAD RESIDENTS
Effective September 01, 2022, the Owls Head Town Office with be opening for regular business hours.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
HOURS:  Thursdays 8 am - 5 pm 
By appointment only

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 from 8 am to 5 pm.  We are closed on Friday.

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.
fall cemetery lot clean-up

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 

Town Government Structure

Owls Head was incorporated as a town, by a special act of legislature in July 1921. At this time the town was given certain privileges, but it was also obligated to perform certain duties, which it shares with all other towns in the state. “A town may take any action and change their form of government in any way that is not clearly denied them or provided for under state and/or federal law.”

Owls Head is served by the town meeting/Select Board form of government. The town meeting is the key in that it serves as the legislative function of the town’s government. Important issues are listed in the form of articles on a warrant announcing the time and place of the town meeting; and this warrant is duly posted at least seven days before the meeting date. At a town meeting only those articles on the warrant may be voted on. Laws for the orderly governing of the town are passed, budgets approved, taxes levied, and town officers are elected. The first officer elected is the Moderator, a person to chair the meeting and run it in an orderly manner. A moderator must be elected at every town meeting and must be sworn to office before the meeting may legally continue. Other officers elected at our town meetings are the Select Board (3), who perform the executive function of the town. They administer, enforce, and carry out the decisions made at town meetings. State law dictates duties and responsibilities relating to town meetings, elections, finances, personnel, roads and bridges, public safety, human services, planning, etc.. State law also grants the Select Board some legislative power as well, this includes enacting laws or ordinances regulating vehicles, public ways and public property. Others elected at town meetings include the Road Commissioner, Board of Assessors, Overseers, School Board Members, and Town Council Members. Again state law dictates duties and responsibilities of these various officials, except the Town Council. Unique to our town, this council was formed at the 1954 town meeting, to act as a learning and advisory committee. Former Select Board members have served, as well as persons interested in the workings of town government with the intent of future involvement. The council has no voting power, attends Select Board’s meetings, and should be heard and respected.

Citizen participation is one of the most important values of the Town Meeting form of government, and residents should take advantage of this privilege. One way to get involved in town government is to volunteer to serve on one of the town’s various committees. These committees are made up of interested individuals, appointed by the selectmen, to serve a certain term of office and must be sworn to that office by the town clerk. The town votes at town meetings to form committees and the town must also vote to do away with these committees. The following committees faithfully serve the residents of Owls Head on a volunteer basis: Budget, Planning, Zoning Board of Appeals, Comprehensive Plan, Recreation, and Solid Waste. Other appointments made by the Select Board are Zoning Administrator, Plumbing Inspector, Registrar of Voters, Harbor Master, Animal Control Officer, and Public Health Officer. These appointed officials must also be sworn to their office by the Town Clerk. Procedure is important in any town’s government and attention should be paid to details in laws governing our town. “GOOD CITIZENSHIP MEANS GOOD GOVERNMENT.”

Town offices are located in the Owls Head Community Building. Built-in 1990 the Community Building is the location of the town offices which provides a central location for residents and town officials to conduct town business. The Community Building contains two meeting rooms, a smaller room for meetings of the various town committees and a larger meeting room and kitchen for town meetings and other local group gatherings.

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% 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 - 1:00 to 5:00

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - Closed

Quick Contacts
Administrative Assistant:
Catherine Birmingham
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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