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.

The Municipal Joint Board of the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Conservation Program is seeking proposals from two qualified contractors to provide enforcement within the seven communities comprising the region; of Ellsworth, Trenton, Lamoine, Hancock, Franklin, and Sorrento. Each contract will be for warden services throughout the region for 20 hours per week, year round and will also include support for the Regional Shellfish committee.

A package including specific information, a copy of the proposed contract and a submittal form may be acquired by contacting Tammy Mote at 207-669-6602 or

Proposals will be accepted until two contracts have been executed.