Town Offices & Departments
P.O. Box 745
Southwest Harbor
ME 04679
(207) 244-5404
Fax (207) 244-7914


Town Manager - Donald Lagrange
ceo@southwestharbor.org

Finance Director/ Administrator - Tabbetha Newenham
tnewenham@southwestharbor.org

Town Clerk / Registrar of Voters - Marilyn Lowell
mlowell@southwestharbor.org

​Administrative Assistant / Deputy Clerk - Nelia Lake
nlake@southwestharbor.org

Ambulance
244-3521 or 244-7911

Fire Department
Chief, Sam Chisholm  244-7911

Code Enforcement
Donald Lagrange  244-7915  

Harbor Master
Adam Thurston  244-7913 

Police/Dispatch
Chief David Chapais  244-7911

Public Works
Sewer Department:  244-7919
Water Department:  244-3948
Highway Department:   244-7917

SWH Transfer Station
EMR, Inc.
244-4347
Mondays - Fridays  8:00am - 5:00pm 
Saturdays  8:00am - 3:00 pm

SWH/Tremont Chamber of Commerce
244-9264
For a good introduction to property taxes in Maine, click here.   
Click on the links as listed to learn more about the Homestead Exemption and the Circuit Breaker Programs.


The Town of Southwest Harbor currently has 
vacancies on many Boards and Committees.  
Volunteers are needed for a greater representation from community members.
Click below for an application!

Board and Committee Vacancies
**New** 
Online Registrations
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The Town of Southwest Harbor participates in the FEMA Flood Plain Management Program, enabling businesses and residents to receive a substantial discount on flood insurance policies.  Materials are available for viewing at the Southwest Harbor Town Office.
** You may also tune to Local Cable Channel 7 for further notices,  announcements and local interests.**
(digital cable 'box' customers)

The Town Office is located above the Police Department at 26 Village Green Way
(P.O. Box 745, SWH 04679) 

Office hours are:
  8:30 am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday.       
 The Office is closed for most legal holidays.

(207)244-7900

Southwest Harbor, Maine
Incorporated in 1905
      The Quiet Side of the Island...
While many tourists to the island of Mount Desert are familiar with Bar Harbor on the northeast coast of Maine, Southwest Harbor is a quiet jewel located on the west side of the island.  First settled by fishermen, the town retains our maritime heritage- boasting healthy fishing fleets and a myriad of boat yards.

Unlike the busy east side, the "Quiet Side" of Acadia offers a variety of recreation and relaxation for visitors.  We invite you to browse our webpages, or better yet, visit us and enjoy a classic Maine island vacation!  
Acadia's Oktoberfest, The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce annual fundraiser has been noted as "one of the spots not to miss" and one of the "top ten festivals in New England" by the national RV Magazine and New England brewery magazines.  It is one of the largest and most popular festivals in Maine with over 2,000 people in attendance for the weekend.  The Chamber is currently seeking Sponsors for this remarkable event.
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 MUNICIPAL BUDGET- 
FISCAL YEAR 2014-15
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Southwest Harbor Ferry

The Southwest Harbor Ferry travels to Great Cranberry Island and Islesford (Little Cranberry Island)
and is operated by Cranberry Cove Boating.
It departs the Southwest Harbor Upper Town Dock every two hours,
7 a.m.- 5 p.m.
It departs Islesford every two hours,
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
288-4585, 546-2927
www.cranberryisles.com
Southwest Harbor Historical Society
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2014 SWH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE PHOTOS!
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All photos below courtesy of our own very talented George Soules...
For Fun....
When next you complain about the rain...

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2014 Flamingo Days Parade Photos!
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Southwest Harbor is a GREAT Place 
to Start a Business!

Use these links to get started:

Maine Small Business Development Centers

Maine's Online Business Answers Service





The Town Office NOW ACCEPTS CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS!!!
There will be a minimal fee charged for usage by the carrier. 

**New SWH Road Construction Hotline - 244-7917**

Week of September 15, 2014
*  Complete 12" 0 DI water main tie-in between Herrick Road and Circle K
*  Flush, test and chlorinate new water main
*  Start installation of water services to houses
*   Continue to install storm drain system from North to South 
(Circle K to Herrick Road)
*  Start installation of 4" 0 PVC sewer services
Route 102A Construction
Effective September 2, Maine DOT will be switching to daytime construction from previous night-time activities.  The cooler temperatures at night are not conducive to laying the specific mix of asphalt needed.  Planned are 2500-foot lane closures through the completion of the project. 
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