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Important Updates for Our Community

Dog Registration - October 15, 2023 - January 31, 2024

All dogs need to be licensed upon reaching the age of 6 months in the town where it resides. Or after the dog has been with the family for 10 days, if adopted. For an "altered" dog, the total cost is $6.00 for a new license or a license renewal. The total cost for an "unaltered" dog is $11 for a new license or license renewal.

Upcoming Elections - 2024 Federal/State Election Schedule

March 5, 2024 - Presidential Primary

June 11, 2024 - State Primary

November 5, 2024 - General (Presidential) Election

2023-2024 Scallop Season

Maine Department of Marine Resources sent this bulletin on 11/6/2023.

Code Enforcement Officer hours

Fridays from 12:00 noon until 4:00pm

Stonington Awarded $671,364 of Federal Funding for Maine's Economic Development Projects

Governor Janet Mills and U.S. Senator Susan Collins today joined officials from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) to announce that 16 Maine organizations have been awarded $11 million in Federal funding to strengthen economic opportunity in rural Maine communities.

The awards announced today are part of the NBRC’s Catalyst Program, funded by the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Commission’s Federal appropriation. Maine awardees were selected by the NBRC after receiving a recommendation for funding by Governor Mills.

See the full article attached.  

New! Explore a Presentation on Stonington's Economic Resiliency Strategy

Stonington’s Economic Resiliency Strategy:  Opportunities for Investment

  • Imperative for Action
  • Core Strategies
  • Current Actions

LD290 Tax Stabilization Repealed

LD 290 “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens” Repealed by State Legislature.  See attached for more details.

Economic Resilience Plan Press Release

Please see the attached.

Economic Resiliency Strategy-1 pager

Please see the attached.

Economic Resiliency Strategy

A plan to understand recent and emerging economic challenges and develop strategies to proactively address these and to create economic opportunity.

Short-term Rental Registration Roll Out

See the attached for the Stonington Economic & Community Development Committee release.

The full Ordinance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are located in the Ordinance section and the registration form is located in the Permits and Applications section. Applications may be emailed to or faxed to 207-367-6361.

Department of Marine Resources, Bureau of Public Health

Please see the attached letter regarding DEP's plan to survey the coastline for potential impacts to shellfish harvest areas.

Browntail Moth

Please see the attached document from the State of Maine, Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry providing notice of high or moderate detected populations of Browntail Moth.

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