The City of Ellsworth is following Federal, State and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. At this time, all City of Ellsworth buildings/facilities/departments have been closed to the public, however staff will be available from 8AM to 4PM to assist citizens and businesses over the phone, and via fax and Email. Options have been provided for the continuation of regular business transactions and functions such as vehicle registration, property tax/utilities collection, license distribution, building permits, etc. Many of these functions are available on-line. Please call 667-2563 with questions on how to complete any business transactions that you normally conduct with the City. You may also contact the City via normal Email and Website channels as well.

Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, Public Works and Water/Wastewater Departments are staffed and available to respond to all emergencies. The Transfer Station will be open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only until further notice. Please check the City’s Website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Union River, Ellsworth, Maine

Ellsworth is the heart of Downeast Maine providing professional, recreational, cultural, and retail services for nearly 60,000 people in the Hancock and Washington County area. Incorporated into our logo is the slogan, “Business, Leisure, Life” and these three words speak volumes to the business opportunities, the business-friendly atmosphere, and the quality of life and place in our community.

If business expansion or relocation are in your future plans, we have a high quality of life, an affordable cost of living, and a skilled and productive workforce with an attractive wage base. We also offer competitive tax incentives, and “shovel-ready” pre-permitted land with public infrastructure in place.

Our exceptional staff stands ready, willing, and able to pave the way for a smooth transition, supporting your business every step of the way. Whether it be permitting, land use regulations, or licensing, we are ready to help.

Incorporated: 1800
Size: 93.8 square miles
Population: 7,741 (2010 Census)
Density: 97.6/sq mi
Elevation: 108 ft
Time zone:
• Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
• Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code: 04605
Area code: 207
County: Hancock