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Maine has nearly 500 municipalities. Local government in Maine provides many essential services to the citizens of the community, including:

  • road construction and maintenance,
  • solid waste disposal,
  • water utilities and waste water treatment,
  • police and fire protection and emergency rescue,
  • land use planning and building inspection,
  • welfare,
  • and public education for grades Kindergarten through 12.
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Online Services

Many Maine municipal services are available online through Maine.gov and available to you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for your convenience. Some of these services are available statewide. Some are offered in participating municipalities only. If your town/city does not participate in one of the services, please contact your municipal office directly to express interest.

Maine Counties