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 Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Conservation (FBRSC) is an organization formed to manage the shellfish resources of Frenchman Bay, to educate harvesters and consumers, and create a viable industry. 

Mission Statement
These towns will act collaboratively as stewards to preserve, protect, manage and enhance the shellfish resources and ecological well being of the Greater Frenchman Bay Region and to insure a sustainable harvest of shellfish and opportunity for those who make their living on the tide.

  • Closure Notices
  • Members
  • Ordinance
  • Public Notification of Shellfish Area Closures

    Effective July 18th, 2008, and in accordance with Public Law 2008 Chapter 692, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will no longer be posting advertisements in newspapers notifying the public of shellfish harvesting area openings or closings. This will apply to all notices related to any changes of area classifications that may result from bacteriological pollution and/or Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (Red Tide).

    This information will continue to be available from the following sources:

    DMR’s Shellfish Sanitation Hotline: 1-800-232-4733

    Frenchman’s Bay Regional (State Approved) Conservation Closures, Descriptions and Maps

    State DMR’s Bacteriological Closures

    State DMR’s Red Tide Shellfish Closures

  • Robert Alvarez

    Kirk Clark

    Stephen Follette

    Arthur Keenan

    James Norris

    Joseph Porada – Committee Chair

    Dana Smith


    Shellfish Warden Contact
    Mike Hall
    (207) 400-6183

  • Click here for link to Tide Charts

    February 2017 Final Ordinance Amendments

    For more information about the history and special projects that the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Committee works on, please visit their  website.

    Note: The committee website is for special project information only. Please use the Ellsworth City website for the most up-to-date ordinance, license, and mapping information.”