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COVID-19 Resources

 

congratulations to farmington's new fire chief!

 TD Hardy2

Timothy D. Hardy was unanimously selected as the next Fire Chief of Farmington. While there were several well-qualified candidates, Chief Hardy’s community knowledge, technical capacity, and leadership made him the clear choice for chief. 


wilton Road construction

MaineDOT will begin construction August 2nd on the Wilton Road from Center Bridge to Dutch Treat in Wilton.  Expect delays because lanes will be closed or you can use alternate routes.  Any questions please contact MaineDOT at 562-4228.


town boards and committees

The Town of Farmington is inviting any interested residents to volunteer their time to serve on the following Town Boards/Committees:

*Board of Appeals

 

*Planning Board

*Board of Assessment Review

 

*Recreation Committee

*Budget Committee

 

*Revolving Loan Fund

*Conservation Commission

 

*Zoning Board

Applications may be picked up at the Municipal Building and must be returned no later than 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 16th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute your thoughts, ideas, and input in general.  

Click here for an application.


new tax laws for seniors

During its most recent session, the Maine Legislature passed a law that allows certain senior residents ages 65 and older to stabilize, or freeze, the property taxes on their homestead.  The State will fully reimburse municipalities for lost revenue.

The law goes into effect on August 8, 2022 and applies to property tax years beginning April 1, 2023. 

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.

Stabilization Application - THE FILING DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2022

Stabilization Guidance for Applicants

Stabilization Guidance for Municipalities


farmington falls bridge notice

MDOT will be closing alternate lanes on the Farmington Falls Bridge starting Monday, January 10th.  If you have any questions you can call Wyman and Simpson Inc. Project Manager, Runar Schlosser at 207-446-5225.


the swap shop is closed until further notice


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Click here  to see the current positions. 


town office online services

In keeping with the CDC and WHO’s recommendation to implement social distancing to help slow the spread of the virus, we want to share the following information.  Citizens have the following options to conduct municipal business:

Renew Your Vehicle Registration:  This can be done through a link on our website.  Go to www.farmington-maine.org/motor-vehicle-registration and click on the Rapid Renewal link.  You will need your old registration, insurance card and mileage.

Re-register Your ATV, Boats and Hunting & Fishing Licenses:  This can be done on the State’s website at http://www.maine.gov/ifw/  and scroll down the page to “Information for Your Maine Outdoor Adventure” and there are links to buy your hunting and fishing license, register your ATV or Boat, etc.  You will need your old license and a printer.  The online boat registration link is https://www5.informe.org/online/boat/ .  If you have questions on re-registering online, please give us a call at 778-6539.

New Registration: Dealer Sale Can be Emailed

  • Blue Application for Title (MVT-2)
  • Invoice showing Sales Tax Paid
  • Insurance
  • Color of Vehicle

New Registration: Private Sale Mailed Only

  • Title or Blue Copy of Application for Title (from your lienholder)
  • Bill of Sale (Original)
  • Insurance (Can be emailed)
  • Color of Vehicle
  • Other

Pay Your Taxes and Sewer Bill:  Although we cannot accept payments online, we do accept credit and debit card payments by phone during regular business hours.  Please note that a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to each transaction.  We accept checks for your payment mailed to Town of Farmington, 153 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.   Documents and payments can be deposited in the secure drop box to the right of the main entrance of the Town Office.  If you need a receipt sent to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment or you may include your email address for an email receipt.  Please also include your phone number on your payment in case there are any questions.  We also recently sent out Declaration forms. 

Request an Absentee Ballot:  This can be done on the State’s website at: www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl or  by calling us at 778-6539 or emailing the Town Clerk at to request an application.

Although we enjoy seeing our community members in the office, in light of the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 recommendations, please take advantage of the options above to help us reduce the spread of the virus.  As always, feel free to contact us at 778-6539 Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. or email Mavis Gensel-    Annie Tibbetts-     Bonnie Baker-     You can also go to our Administration page for further contact information.  

Thank you for your cooperation during this public health emergency.  We urge you to follow the CDC guidelines and stay well. 


Dog licenses

The State of Maine requires that dogs be licensed in the town of residence of the owner. Each dog six months of age or older must be licensed.

Dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year. An additional late fee of $25 will be imposed after January 31st of each year.

The cost at the City Clerk’s office is $6.00 for an altered dog, $11.00 for an unaltered one. To receive a license, dog owners must show a State of Maine rabies certificate, a spay or neuter certificate, and provide your dog’s veterinarian’s name and phone number (if this information isn’t already on file at the Clerk’s office).

To register your dog online, the following link will take you to the State's website: https://apps1.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/dog_license/index.pl 


Bus Services

Western Maine Transportation Service (WMTS) has established a commuter bus route between Farmington and Lewiston-Auburn that runs Monday through Friday.  Click here to see the schedule and fare information.

WMTS also has public bus service running between Rangeley, Phillips, Strong, and Farmington every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Click here for more information or call 800-393-9335. 


Waltons Mill Dam

Click here to download a PDF of the Walton’s Mill Dam Removal and Park Improvement Project Update.


CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT PAYMENTS

The Town of Farmington is now accepting credit and debit card payments in person at the Municipal Building during regular business hours.  Please note that a convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to each transaction.  We hope that you find this service convenient and useful in your future transactions with the Town of Farmington.


Maine's Unclaimed Property Program

Unclaimed Property consists of money and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located after a specified period of time. Unclaimed Property does not include real estate, animals or vehicles.

You can search the Treasurer's Unclaimed Property List at  www.maine.gov/upsearch

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