Town Clerk


The Clerk/Registrar of Voters/Tax Collector/Motor Vehicle Agent and Deputy are responsible for administrative and clerical work in the Town Office, including managing State and local elections, dog licensing and vital records.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, issuing various licenses; permits; registrations; the tax collection process and preparing municipal reports.



Town Clerk Contact Information
7 Water Street
P.O. Box 116
Liberty, Maine 04949
Phone:  207-589-4318
Fax:  207-589-3160


Frequently Asked

Questions


  • 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 https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/dog_license/index.pl

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 www.wardensreport.com 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.



Tax Collector


You can pay your Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills online!
Click here to pay online.
(If you pay by credit card please note there is a fee of 2.5% of the transaction, with a $1 minimum fee. If you pay by electronic check there is a flat fee of only $1.50. Click here for step by step instructions to pay by electronic check.)

NOTE: First installment of 2020 property taxes due October 10, 2019
Second installment of 2020 property taxes due May 5, 2020!

ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS: We are now accepting credit and debit cards for all “over the counter” transactions such as property tax payments and vehicle registration at the Town Office. You can also register motor and recreational vehicles online from your own computer, but keep in mind that it takes about a week for the sticker for your license plate to come in the mail if you register this way.

NOTE: First installment of 2020 property taxes due October 10, 2019
Second installment of 2020 property taxes due May 5, 2020!

Town Clerk & Tax Collectors Office – Access to the Town Office is closed to non-employees. We request that the following transactions be made online through the links we have provided. If you prefer to do your transactions by check or mail, please call the Town Office first (207-589-4318) for fee and tax totals.

  • Vehicle re-registrations
  • Real Estate Tax payments
  • ATV re-registrations
  • Boat re-registrations
  • Snowmobile re-registrations
  • Hunting Licenses
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Dog Licenses
  • Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates (Mail only, not online)

Some transactions will require personal interaction. We request you call the Town Clerk at 589-4318 to set up an appointment for the following services if completely necessary:

  • New Vehicle Registrations
  • Petition Certifications
  • Voter Registrations
  • Vehicle re-registrations that are currently expired over 6 months
  • Any New ATV, Boat & Snowmobile Registrations
  • Marriage Licenses