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May 22nd | GENERAL

Memorial Day weekend

In observation of Memorial Day weekend, the following Town facilities will be closed:

  • Community Center will be on closed on Saturday, May 25th; Sunday, May 26th; and Monday, May 27th
  • Town Offices will be on closed on Monday, May 27th
  • Transfer Station will be on closed on Monday, May 27th

American Legion Post 54 will hold its Annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 27, at the Veterans Wall at the Municipal Building corner of Routes 1 and 27 in Wiscasset. The ceremony starts at 9:00 A.M., and all are welcome to attend.

The Selectboard and Town Office Staff hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

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April 11th | GENERAL

Your Voice Matters: Wiscasset Calls for Public Input in Comprehensive Plan Survey

 
The future of our town is in your hands! Wiscasset is embarking on a journey to shape its future through comprehensive planning, and we need your valuable input to make it happen.
 
 
 
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May 22nd | GENERAL

Annual Town Reports

2023 Annual Town Reports are available at the Town Office. Please don't hesitate to stop by the Town Office to get your copy now. 

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May 20th | GENERAL

Town Office Parking Lot Closed Fridays

The eastern section of the town office parking lot, designated as the commuter area from the building's corner to Washington Street, will be closed on Fridays from May 24th through October 11th, beginning at 6:00 AM until after 1:00 PM, for the Wiscasset Farmer's Market. The rest of the parking lot will remain open for use, with the exception of the space in front of the large fire department door.

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May 15th | GENERAL

New Interim Code Enforcement Officer

As a result of the unexpected death of Bruce Engert, the Town's Code Enforcement Officer.  The Selectboard will appoint George Chase, as the Town's Interim Code Enforcement Officer upon the recommendation of Dennis Simmons, Town Manager, ensuring the continuity of our code enforcement services. At this time, George will only be taking appointments only and will not be holding office hours at this time. Please don't hesitate to contact the Town Office to schedule an appointment with the Interim Code Enforcement Officer.  You can contact the Code Enforcement Office at (207) 882-8200 Ext. 7 or by email at codes@wiscasset.org. Thank you for being so patient during this transition period.

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April 10th | GENERAL

Economic Impact of Wiscasset Municipal Airport (KIWI)

 

MaineDOT regularly commissions studies on the Economic Impacts of Airports in Maine. These studies investigate the overall economic impact of all airports in the State and the individual impact of each airport. Attached are summaries from their last two studies, 2006 and 2022, for Wiscasset. Below are excerpts from their studies:

 

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April 9th | GENERAL

Request for Proposal-Town Revaluation

The Town of Wiscasset seeks competitive proposals for a complete revaluation (Project) of all taxable and tax- exempt real and personal property within the Town of Wiscasset, Maine (Town) effective no later than April 1, 2026 (The effective date). The expected tax commitment date, using these values, is mid- September immediately following the effective date.

BACKGROUND

Wiscasset is home to the “Prettiest Village in Maine” and is located along the beautiful Sheepscot River in the midcoast region. The Town is the Shire Town for Lincoln County and offers a uniquely peaceful and healthy living environment, yet is also an easy commute to both Portland and Augusta commercial centers. Active and diverse businesses are located throughout the village and along Routes 1 and 27.

Wiscasset is a service center for the southern Lincoln County region and works cooperatively with neighboring towns on EMS, solid waste and other services. Travel is enhanced by two major state routes, which lead to other opportunities for health, arts, recreation, and business.

The Town welcomes its summertime residents and guests to Wiscasset to experience the way life should be!

Wiscasset spans 27.66 square miles, with 24.63 square miles which is land and 3.03 square miles which is water. According to the 2020 U.S decennial Census, the Town’s full-time population is approximately 3800. 

The last full revaluation was in 2007.

The Town uses Harris for Local Government TRIO system for both real and personal property, which is hosted and maintained on the Town’s local server system.This system is utilized for the valuation of bothrealandpersonalestates.

There are approximately 2,545 total real estate accounts. Included in which are approximately 154 commercial and industrial properties and 177 exempt properties. The commercial properties are largely small-medium scale retail stores and service business, along with some light manufacturing facilities.

There are approximately 159 business personal property accounts with BETE accounts averaging approximately23peryear.

The towns preliminary 2023 equalized State Valuation is $634,550,920.

For full project details click here. 

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