The City Clerk’s Department is a public service office that performs a wide variety of department functions and citizen services. For questions or vital records requests complete the form under the contact tab or email email@example.com .
Official City Records
Serves as the official record filing center for all City resolutions, ordinances, contracts, minutes and documents adopted by the City Council and handles requests for information regarding official City documents.
Coordinates election procedures for the federal and state elections and administers all aspects of municipal elections.
City Council Meetings
Prepares, reproduces, distributes and archives City Council agendas, agenda packet materials, documents and official meeting minutes.
City Code of Ordinances & Policy Manual
Maintains the Official City Code of Ordinances which serve as the laws and regulations for the City of Ellsworth and a manual of the city-wide policies formally adopted by the City Council.
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Coordinates all aspects of city, state and federal elections.
Obtains and preserves documentary evidence concerning births, marriages and deaths that is necessary to protect the legal rights of individuals.
Make an appointment with a City Hall Clerk notary. Walk-in availability not guaranteed.
Distributes hunting and fishing licenses.
Provides licenses for dogs over 6 months old residing in Ellsworth.
Works with city departments to ensure inspection and regulatory requirements are met prior to the City licensing certain businesses to operate in Ellsworth.
We encourage you to reach out early in the process to find out requirements and how we can assist you in the process. Anyone planning to operate a business in Ellsworth must complete a Business License Application.
Provide assistance for individuals or families who are unable to provide for their basic needs such as utility bills (electricity and heat), food and housing.
How do I register to vote?
Residents of Ellsworth may register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall during regular business hours. Proof of residency and proof of identity is required, such as a driver’s license indicating a physical street address in Ellsworth (not a post office box mailing address). If your driver’s license shows a previous address, please bring other documents (check book, utility bills, etc.) that show your Ellsworth address. For more information on the State of Maine regulations of Voter Eligibility, click here.
If you are currently registered and wish to change any information, such as married name or residence address, that is pertinent to your voting record, please visit the Clerk’s office or mail the new information to City of Ellsworth, City Clerks Office, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth ME 04605.
Currently, there are three official political parties within the State of Maine – Democrat, Green-Independent, and Republican. Registered voters may enroll in one of these three political parties. Voters who wish to register to vote do not have to select a political party. Voters can be registered to vote, but do not have to be enrolled in a political party. The employees in the City Clerk’s Office can not to answer questions for citizens regarding the purposes and objectives of the various political parties in Maine.
Ellsworth voters with questions regarding activities of the local political parties are encouraged to contact their local party chairperson, or click on the following links for additional information about each political party:
Does the city accept debit or credit cards?
Yes, the City accepts both debit and credit cards. The City uses Maine PayPort, a credit card / debit card processing service, there is an additional 2.5% charge to use a credit or debit card. There are no additional fees for paying with cash or checks.
What are the city hall office hours?
Ellsworth City Hall office hours are Monday thru Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ellsworth City Hall is closed for the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 3rd Monday in January
- President’s Day 3rd Monday In February
- Memorial Day Last Monday in May
- Independence Day July 4
- Labor Day First Monday in September
- Columbus Day Second Monday in October
- Veteran’s Day November 11
- Thanksgiving 4th Thursday & Friday in November
- Christmas December 25
A holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday.
A holiday that falls on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.