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.

In the City of Ellsworth, boards and commissions cover a wide range of subjects important to the community and provide an opportunity for citizens to affect decisions that shape quality of life.

Board of Appeals

The Ellsworth Board of Appeals is appointed by the City Council to hear and decides appeals.

Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Conservation

The Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Conservation (FBRSC) manages shellfish resources of Frenchman Bay and educates harvesters and consumers to create a viable industry.

Harbor Commission

The Harbor Commission advises the Harbormaster and the City Council, establishes operational policy and procedures, budgets and capital improvement priorities for the Harbor and Harbor Park.

Historic Preservation Commission

Five members serve on the Historic Preservation Commission for three year terms. The Historic Preservation Commission seeks to preserve the architectural, historic, prehistoric and environmental heritage of the City and to develop and promote the cultural, educational and economic benefit of these resources.

Planning Board

The Ellsworth Planning Board reviews all proposed subdivision and major conditional use projects.

Recreation Commission

The Recreation Commission promotes recreation activities and collaborates with area organizations to encourage recreational activities within the community and at city-owned recreational facilities.

School Board

Ellsworth School Board is a five members board elected to serve 3-year terms. Visit the Ellsworth School Department to learn more about the School Board.