The Town Office is located at 50 Bay Point Road and is attached to the Georgetown Central School building.
The mailing address for the Office is PO Box 436, Georgetown, ME 04548
The Office phone number is 207-371-2820; fax number is 207-371-2331
To send e-mail to the Town Clerk, use firstname.lastname@example.org
To send e-mail to the Assistant to the Selectmen, use email@example.com.
TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR HOURS
Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM and 1PM to 5 PM.
Note: On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Town Clerk’s office hours will be from 9 AM to 3 PM, with no lunch break. Normal Friday hours will resume on May 12, 2017.
The Town Office will be closed on the following dates:
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 Closed all day for Patriot’s Day
Monday, May 29, 2017 Closed all day for Memorial Day
ASSISTANT TO THE SELECTMEN SCHEDULE
Tues & Thurs 7 AM-2 PM
Nomination Papers & Town Meeting Dates
Nomination papers are now available for those wishing to run for Town Offices. The papers must be returned to the Town Office no later than 5 PM on 1 May, 2017. Your nomination paper must contain at least 25 but not more than 100 signatures of Georgetown registered voters.
The available offices are: Selectman, School Committee, TOPMB and Cemetery District Trustee (3 year term each);Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer (1 year term each).
Ordinance Hearing – Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 at 7 PM in the Georgetown Central School. Click on the Draft Ordinances tab to the left to view all the draft ordinances.
School Budget Hearing – Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 at 6 PM in the Georgetown Central School
Town Budget Hearing – Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 at 7 PM in the Georgetown Central School
Municipal Election – Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 from 8 AM to 8 PM in the Georgetown Central School
Town Meeting – Saturday, 17 June, 2017 at 9 AM in the Georgetown Central School
STORMS AND INCLEMENT WEATHER
Please be sure to call the Town Office (371-2820) to make sure the office is open before venturing out during storms and inclement weather. For matters concerning roads and snowplowing, please call the Road Commissioner, Charlie Collins (841-8774).
The 2017 dog licensing tags are now available at the Town Office. Licensing is required for all dogs over six months of age. A current rabies certificate and spay/neutering information are needed for first time licensing. Please note that a $25 state mandated late fee will be added to the normal fee for all dogs registered after January 31, 2017 if the dog was required to be registered by December 31, 2016. For information about animal control matters, please call the Animal Control Officer, Sarah Mancini (319-3922).
The 2016 Tax Bills were mailed out Monday, October17, 2016. Payment is due no later than December 16, 2016. Interest at the rate of 7% will be charged on all payments made on or after 17 December, 2016.
If you disagree with your tax bill and want to contest it, please file for an abatement. The form for filing an abatement is available on the Forms & Applications page of this website.
PROPERTY TAX AND RENT EXEMPTIONS
Forms are available in the Town Office
Homestead Exemption: If you are a resident homeowner, you need to apply only once for a $10,000 property valuation exemption if your Georgetown home is your primary residence, you have lived there over a year and you do not claim an exemption in any other state. Forms must be in by1 April. Click on the link for the application form: Homestead Exemption Application Form
Veterans Exemption: Veterans must be at least 62 years old, and you need only apply once. Forms must be in by 1 April. Click on the link for the application form: Veteran’s Property Tax Exemption Form
2017 registration decals are in. Documented boat owners may come in and pay their excise tax at the Town Office no later than 1 July, 2017.
Mooring fees for 2017 are due now. The mooring fee will double if not paid before 1 May, 2017. Mooring numbers are required to be posted on your mooring float. Failure to post your mooring number will result in a $25 fine being added to your 2017 mooring fee.
Commercial clammers who have completed their required hours of conservation work may buy their 2017/18 licenses beginning 1 June, 2017. Registration for the lottery for Non-Resident recreational licenses and any available Commercial licenses will be held 5 & 6 July, 2017. The lottery drawing will be held on 7 July, 2017 at 9:30 AM in the Town Office.