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 Ellsworth Code Enforcement Office ensures compliance with codes regarding new construction, land use regulations and the maintenance of structures and premises.

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  • Code Enforcement - Code Enforcement Officer - Dwight Tilton

    Dwight Tilton

    Code Enforcement Officer

    Lori Roberts - Code Enforcement

    Lori Roberts

    Deputy Code Enforcement

    Michael Hangge - Code Enforcement

    Michael Hangge

    Fire and Life Safety Inspector/Plans Examiner

  • Permits & Inspections 

  • How do I know if I need a permit?

    Depending on the project you are undertaking, permit may be required. The following activity may trigger the need for a permit, prior to the commencement of your project:

    1. Building
    2. Electrical
    3. Internal Plumbing
    4. Road Opening
    5. Changing the use of a property and/or structure (Site Development)
    6. Demolition and/or removal
    7. Alterations
    8. Public Sewer or Subsurface Wastewater
    9. Shoreland Zoning
    10. DEP Permit-by-Rule
    11. Sign
    12. Subdivision
    13. Business License
    14. Floodplain

    How do I know how much permit fees are?

    To find out permit fees, refer to the Permit Fee Schedule.

    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.

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    Fax 669-6618