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 Planning Board seeks a knowledgeable, committed and community minded individual to fill an Alternate Planning Board Member position. This is a volunteer position and the prospective candidate must be a resident of Ellsworth. The Board meets monthly in the Council Chambers on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM.

The Planning Board reviews land use and development proposals, zone changes, and ordinance amendments.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest along with any other information/qualifications to: Jef Fitzgerald-Ellsworth Planner, by email at, US mail, or hand delivered to: 1 City Hall Plaza Ellsworth, Maine 04605 on or before December 15, 2019.