Welcome to Chelsea

                             “Gateway to the Capital”





State of Maine Referendum=128- Yes 64 & No 64

Municipal Elections-Benjamin Smith-108

RSU Budget Vote-75 Yes & 48 No, 3 Blanks


Copies of the Ordinances and Warrant:

Click here to view the June 2017 Town Meeting Warrant.

Click here to view Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.

Click here to view the Shoreland Zoning Map

Click here to view Shorleand Zoning Ordinance.

Click her to view the Solid Waste Ordinance.

Click here to view the Animal Control Ordinance.



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?

Shirley Bartlett, Chelsea’s Assessors Agent, will be available to meet with residents to discuss Real and Personal Property Tax issues. Hours for the public will be 9:00AM to 3:30PM every other Thursday. 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 – 9AM to 3:30PM – Subject to change

May 11 and 25, June 8 and 22, July 6 and 20, August 3, 17 and 31, September 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