Town of
Liberty Maine

Liberty Maine is one of Maine’s best kept secrets. Incorporated in 1827, Liberty is in the southwest corner of Waldo County, with 25.9 square miles and approximately 950 residents.



Dogs must be registered by: Dec. 31st.


The Town Office now has a Drop Box.


You can take care of most business online on the “Clerk/Tax Collector“ page.

Physical Address


Mailing Address

P.O. BOX 116



Frequently Asked


  • Can I license my dog online?
  • Who do I contact about a plumbing permit?
  • Do I have to fill out any forms to build in Liberty?
  • Where do I get a Fire Permit?
  • How can I apply for General Assistance?
  • How do I obtain a 911 address?
  • When are my property taxes due?
  • I have a camp on the water and I want to replace my deck and add gravel to my driveway. Do I need a permit?
  • How do I get a marriage license?
Can I license my dog online?

Yes, but only from October 15 through January 31.  Please go to

Who do I contact about a plumbing permit?

Our Code Enforcement Officer, Don Harriman. 207-322-8209

Do I have to fill out any forms to build in Liberty?

Yes, you need to go to the Town Office and make out an “Intent to Build” form or you can access it by clicking here.  Print it, complete it and mail it to Planning Board, P.O. Box 116, Liberty, ME  04949, or drop it off at the office.  Also, you will need to apply to the Planning Board for a permit if you are in the Shoreland Zone.  The application for a Shoreland Permit can be accessed by clicking here as well as at Town Office.

Where do I get a Fire Permit?

Fire permits are free.  They are available at the Town Office or you can go to to complete the application and submit it to our Fire Chief.  Contact Fire Chief Bill Gillespie at 542-3794 if you have questions.

How can I apply for General Assistance?

You may obtain an application from the Town Clerk’s office, or online by clicking here.  Complete the application and bring it to the Town Office during regular office hours or, if it’s an emergency situation, call  the town office  during weekdays.

How do I obtain a 911 address?

You should contact the Town Office (207) 589-4318.

When are my property taxes due?

In October and May.  You have the opportunity to make two installment payments.  You will receive ONE bill in late September.  The first installment is due in October and the second installment is due in May.  Even if you choose to pay in two installments, there will not be a reminder sent out in May so you should retain the second pay stub on the bottom of the bill as your reminder, and mark your calendar.  If you have missed any payment due dates, please call the office at 207-589-4318 for the amount due at this time.  Interest begins accruing on the unpaid 1st installment the day after it is due.

We do accept partial tax payments and prepayments of any amount on all bills.  Payments are always applied to the oldest outstanding tax bill first.  We do accept credit and debit cards. Note: There is a 2.5% fee charged by the bank on any debit or credit card payments. Click here to pay on-line.

I have a camp on the water and I want to replace my deck and add gravel to my driveway. Do I need a permit?

If you are doing any work within 250 feet of the water, chances are you need a permit, and you should contact our Code Enforcement Officer, Don Harriman, 207-322-8209.

How do I get a marriage license?

Marriage licenses may be obtained from the town in which one member of the couple resides.  If you are both from out-of-state ad wish to be married in Maine, then you may get a license from any municipality.  Click here to complete the Marriage Intentions Form and bring it in to the town office.  Both members of the couple must be present to sign the form in front of the clerk, or you may sign it before a notary public.  Be prepared to show ID.  If you have been previously married, you must show the original stamped divorce decree from your most recent marriage.  Please allow time for the clerk to prepare the marriage license as we are unable to do it during open office hours.


Liberty, Maine

Home of beautiful Lake St. George, Liberty’s hills, mountains, woodlands and ponds entice visitors and residents alike to enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and simply relaxing. The town also enjoys the Roberts Memorial Recreation Area, Stevens Pond and Marshall Shore, with lovely beaches, swimming, and boat ramps.

In Liberty’s traditional village center you can wander down Main Street and visit one of our unusual attractions like the old octagonal post office, a historical site, one of a kind in the US, and home to the Liberty Historical Society. Here you will see exhibits of local historical memorabilia, and then you might visit the Davistown Museum just across Main Street. When you visit Liberty, take a stroll down Main Street, enjoy our treasures, visit our local businesses and maybe you will decide to stay!

Outdoor Recreation

Lake St. George

Outdoor Recreation

Lake St. George

Lake St. George is the fourth largest lake in Waldo County, Maine and home to at least 14 species of fish, including salmon, brook trout, and smallmouth bass.



Past & Present

Historical Society

Past & Present

Historical Society

Learn about the history of Liberty Maine at the Historical Society. Open by chance or by appointment from July 1st to Labor Day.



Local Resources

Liberty Library

Local Resources

Liberty Library

Visit the Liberty Library located at 59 Main St. *Currently offering curbside services due to COVID-19.