Town Offices & Departments
P.O. Box 745
Southwest Harbor
ME 04679
(207) 244-5404
Fax (207) 244-7914
Town Office:  244-7900

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

Fire Department
Chief, Sam Chisholm  244-7911

Code Enforcement
Donald Lagrange  244-7915  

Harbor Master
Adam Thurston  244-7913 

Chief David Chapais  244-7911

Public Works
Sewer Department:  244-7919
Water Department:  244-3948
Highway Department:   244-7917

SWH Transfer Station
EMR, Inc.
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.   
Click on the links as listed to learn more about the Homestead Exemption and the Circuit Breaker Programs.

Online Registrations
For Motor Vehicles and Trailers
For Boats

The Town of Southwest Harbor participates in the FEMA Flood Plain Management Program.  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 off of 
Village Green Way, above the Police Department. 
Office hours are:
  8:30 am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday.       
 The Office is closed for most legal holidays.

Southwest Harbor, Maine
Incorporated in 1905
      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!  
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Public Comment Notice

The Town of Southwest Harbor is applying  to become certified under the State of Maine's Business-Friendly Community Program.

Comments may be submitted to the state in writing no later than April 30, 2014 to:

Andrea K. Smith
Department of Economic & Community Development
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333-0059

or by email to:
The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce is seeking Sponsors for the         2014 Fireworks Display!
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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.
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The Town of Southwest Harbor Water Department hereby notifies all customers that all water lines will be flushed between Monday, April 14 through              Friday, April 18.  You may experience some temporary sluggishness in your water pressure.


The Town of Southwest Harbor Water Department hereby notifies all seasonal water Customers that summer lines will be opened during the week of Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25, 2014.  

For more information, call 244-3948.
The Town of Southwest Harbor is accepting sealed bids for our Porta-Potty services.
Applications are due to the Town Office by 10am on Friday, May 2, 2014.
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If you would like to email the Southwest Harbor Board of Selectmen directly, please click the button below:  

April 14, 2014
Construction will start at Wesley Avenue, heading north and also, from Herrick Road, heading south.  There will be no thru-traffic from Herrick Road to the Bar Harbor Bank on Main Street, excluding neighborhood residents.  A full detour for north and south-bound traffic, using Herrick Road from Main Street to Clark Point Road, will be in effect until June 30, 2014.

Weekend construction is only scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Work Completed Week of April 14, 2014
* Majority of test pits from Wesley Avenue to Herrick Road
*Installed temporary water main from Wesley to Greenway
* Installed temporary watermain from Harbor House to Herrick Road
* Installed temporary watermain fro New Hydrant at 27+35 towards Herrick Road

Work Scheduled for Week of April 21, 2014
* Complete temporary watermains
* Test and chlorinate temporary watermains
* Install temporary water services
* Short side sewer services Herrick Road to Sta. 14+00          on right side
Think Spring....