Welcome to Sullivan Maine

Public Hearing

April 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • To see if the Town of Sullivan will vote to make changes to the current Section 6 of the Building Ordinance.
  • To see if the Town of Sullivan will vote to make changes to the current Building Ordinance. By adding a new “Section 18 Definitions”. To the current Building Ordinance.
  • To see if the Town of Sullivan will vote to amend the current Solid Waste Disposal Ordinance, to include rules and regulations for curbside pickup of solid waste.
  • To see if the Town of Sullivan will vote whether the Board of Selectmen shall be increased in number from three (3) to five (5) members, all of whose terms of office shall be for a period of three years, but the two (2) new selectmen shall serve one (1) for three (3) years and one (1) for one (1) year.
Click here to see the Public Hearing Schedule Read the PUBLIC NOTICE Here

FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA Disaster Assistance team members will be available to meet with town residents on April 18, 2024, from 9 A.M to 4 P.M. at the Sullivan Sorrento Rec. Center to provide information and take applications for financial assistance from homeowners and renters that experienced financial losses as result of the 09-13 January storms that occurred in Hancock County.

If you’re unable to meet with FEMA on April 18, you’re welcome to visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, every day, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. at the Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth. Or residents may call: (800) 621-3362 at their convenience to begin the assistance process.

Town Office:  1888 US Highway 1, Sullivan, ME  04664; 207-422-6282 or 207-422-6719; fax 207-422-4785; email: townmanager@sullivanmaine.org

Office Hours:   7:30am-5:00pm Monday – Thursday.

We do NOT close for lunch; Services available ONLINE – see below.

Services include, register your vehicles (bring proof of insurance); register ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, trailers, dogs, register to vote, purchase transfer station punch cards, pay your taxes, obtain a building permit, get hunting and fishing licenses, or obtain certified copies of vital statistics.  Town accepts payments via debit/credit cards, cash or check.
Transfer Station, Route 183/Tunk Lake Road, Sullivan is open 10am-3pm Saturdays & Sundays year-round.  Household waste:  We have a pay by bag system:  the fee is $1.50/bag up to 25 pounds.   You must purchase stickers or punch cards before going to the transfer station — $1.50/each at the town office, or by mail or $1.75/each at The Dunbar Store or Hancock Grocery.

If you have bulk waste or demolition debris, you must pay at the town office BEFORE taking your paid receipt and bulk trash to the transfer station.


    ONLINE Rapid Renewal of your vehicle registration:  Click this LINK:   rapid-renewal  to register vehicles and trailers from the comfort of your home or office. Vehicle excise tax and registration expire annually per your registration; motorcycles expire 3/31 each year (except antiques); trailers can be registered for 1 or 2 years (same month), trailers 2000 pounds or greater expire in February (1 or 2 years),

Other online registrations:

Marriage Licenses and Certified Copies of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificates:  Please call ahead as this service is online and takes time.  You may stop in anytime to pick up your “Marriage Intentions Form” or download here VS2-A; take it home to fill it out.  Bring this completed form with you, along with all required documents and fee of $40.00.  Both parties will need to appear at the office (together or separately) for the marriage license.  See maine.gov/marriage for information on how to get married, required documents, officiants, and Maine laws concerning marriage.  See maine.gov/vital-records for information on all vital records.

Our tax year is July 1 to June 30.  Tax bills are mailed out only once per year in late September or early October.  Interest starts accruing in 120 days.  An eight-month Tax Club is available for those taxpayer’s current on their real estate taxes.  Homestead and Veteran property tax exemption information and forms are on the FORMS, MAPS and ORDINANCES page.

Town of Sullivan Annual Report Town Report 2023 Final – Printed copies are available at the Town Office.


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This week in Sullivan:

Taxes Due- Tuesday

Public Hearing- Thursday (discussion about potential modifications of Building Ordinances, Selectboard and Trash)- discussion and learn only as vote will take place later in April. Town office 2pm- this will also be recorded

Saturday- Sullivan Shines clean up day - call to register your group! Or be placed in a group! (Cleaning 1/2 mile sections of Rt 1 in the AM, followed by BBQ) All ages welcome! There will be town reps available to sign off on community service hours—hint hint high schoolers!
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Tuesday as in today



Rambo and Reba are missing from near Gordon’s Wharf in Sullivan, Maine. Rambo is a neutered male, 7 year old, 85lb black and tan Shepherd. Reba is a red, female 8 year old Shepherd, 60lbs. Both dogs are wearing collars and are microchipped. If you see these dogs, please call Hailee at (207) 479-6789 or Gina at (207) 479-1967.

YES - these are the loose dogs posted earlier.

Small Animal Clinic 207-667-2341
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Schoodic Region Residents:

FEMA Disaster Services personnel are conducting outreach for those that experienced financial losses to their primary residence as result of the January 10-13th storms in the following community locations:

April 18, Thursday- Gouldsboro residents--Gouldsboro town office, 9A.M. to 5P.M.

April 18, Thursday- Sullivan & Sorrento residents-- Sullivan-Sorrento Rec Center, 1776 Route 1, 9A.M.-4P.M.

April 19, Friday- Franklin residents-- Franklin town office, 9A.M.-4P.M.

April 19, Friday- Winter Harbor residents, Winter Harbor town office, 9A.M.-3P.M.

Please note: All residents from any town may visit any site to register for assistance.

All Hancock County residents may visit the Disaster Recovery Center (and Business Recovery Center), 7-days per week, 8A.M. to 6P.M. located at the Moore Community Center, 125 State Street, Ellsworth.

Please share with those that may benefit from this potential assistance. Thank you.
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Schoodic Mountain from Flanders
Photo credits, Lynn Dunbar