Welcome to Chelsea

“Gateway to the Capital”


Important Public Hearings

Chelsea has two important Public Hearings scheduled for April 26, 2017

Click for Budget PH Notice

Click for Ordinance PH Notice



Sweeping will commence April 17, 2017

Residents have until April 24 to sweep sand from their lawns into the roadway for collection by the sweeper. Sand placed in the road after April 24 will need to be removed by homeowner.



MARCH 17, 2017 for

  1. 1-position for Selectman/Assessor/Overseer of the Poor
  2. 3-position(s) for RSU#12 School Board Director
  3. 7-position(s) for Planning Board
  4. 3-positions(s) for Budget Committee
  5. 5-positions(s) for Appeals Board
  6. 5-positions(s) for Board of Assessment Review

Nomination papers must be returned before 4:30 P.M. April 28, 2017.

Please see the Town Clerk or the Deputy Clerk during office hours to take out nomination papers.



State of Maine Referendum, Municipal Elections and RSU Budget Validation Elections

Election June 13th, 2017 at the Chelsea Elementary School 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Note write-in information below).

Town Meeting June 15th, 2017 at the Chelsea Elementary School at 6:30 P.M.

Write-In Candidates

                   Write in candidates must receive a minimum of twenty-five (25) votes to be elected. If no candidate receives twenty-five (25) write-in votes, then a vacancy shall be declared. Vacancies in elected offices shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen as provided under Section 9.0 in the Town of Chelsea Charter.



License Your Dog

Dog licenses expired December 31, 2016. You must register your dogs by January 31st, 2017. The State fines start February 1, 2017 and the fine is $25.00 per dog plus the registration fee.

2017 Dog Licenses are now available. Owners will need to provide proof of rabies vaccine and spay or neutering certificates unless documents are on file at the Town Office.


Mailbox Guidelines:

Chelsea has an aging population of mailboxes and posts. There is always a number of mailboxes that are hit either by heavy snow or by the snowplow because the box is too low to the ground or too close to the travel lane. Residents when working outside should consider updating their mailbox and support. Everyone enjoys home mail delivery but very little attention is paid to a homes mailbox.

Some design ideas are listed here. Be aware however that mailboxes are in the Towns right of way and are allowed to be there as a convenience to residents. These guidelines will not guarantee a box never gets hit but should significantly reduce the chances.


Immediate Need:

There is a need for residents to be appointed to the following Boards and Committees:

Planning Board, Budget Committee, Board of Assessment Review, Cemetery Committee and Road Advisory Committee

Contact the Town Manager for more information. Complete and return the volunteer application below to the Town Office.

Click here for the Volunteer Application


Have a property assessment question?

The Assessors Agent will be available to meet with residents to discuss Real and Personal Property Tax issues. Hours will be 8:30AM to 4:30PM for two Wednesdays a month. Residents are encouraged to call first to schedule an appointment and avoid waiting.

Office hours are scheduled for the following days and other days by prior arrangement:

2017 Assessor Office Hours – Subject to change

April 26 – May 10 and 24 – June 14 and 28


911 Address Signs

The Chelsea Fire Department has 911 Address Signs available for sale.  The cost is $15.00 and will be delivered to you once completed.  Please forward the attached form to the Town Office.

Order Form – FD Signs


Town Office Hours:

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday:  8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Code Enforcement Hours:  

Monday : By appointment

Tuesday : By appointment

Wednesday : 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Thursday : By appointment

Friday : 1pm to 5pm

Saturday: 1pm to 5pm

Inspections are done by appointment and may be scheduled by calling 207-582-4802 or by emailing or calling the Code Enforcement Officer at: chelseaceo@chelseamaine.org

or the Deputy Code Enforcement Officer at:


General Assistance Hours:

Thursday 9am to Noon

Please call to schedule an appointment and to fill out an application.

Chelsea Town Office, 560 Togus Rd, Chelsea, ME 04330
Phone (207) 582-4802 • Fax (207)588-0025