Town Clerk / Tax Collector
COVID-19 AND TOWN OFFICE CLOSURE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS.
TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RENEWING YOUR CURRENT REGISTRATION OR TO REGISTER A VEHICLE THAT HAS NEVER BEEN REGISTERED BY YOU IN THE STATE OF MAINE, PLEASE CALL 207-363-1003 OR fill out this Contact Form we will call you as soon as we are able. When we speak, please have the following documents in hand;
RENEWAL OF CURRENT MAINE REGISTRATION - Current registration or plate number; Current Proof of Insurance and the mileage. Renewals may also be done online at www.maine.gov Rapid Renewal
REGISTRATION OF NEW VEHICLE, PRIVATE SALE - Bill of Sale that includes the purchase price, year/make/model/vehicle ID number; the Title signed over to you by the person or persons on the front of that title if the vehicle is a 1995 or newer; Current Proof of Insurance on the new car; and the mileage. In addition, you will need to make a written statement giving permission to the Clerk(s) to sign documents for you, as needed.
REGISTRATION OF NEW VEHICLE, DEALERSHIP SALE - Bill of Sale or Buyer’s Order; Certificate of Origin/Title or blue copy of the Maine Application for Certificate of Title with Blocks #15 & #16 filled in if a 1995 or newer; the Window Sticker/Monroney Label if the vehicle is brand new; Current Proof of Insurance on the new car; and the mileage. In addition, you will need to make a written statement giving permission to the Clerk(s) to sign documents for you, as needed.
NEW RESIDENTS/FIRST TIME MAINE REGISTRATION - if you have moved to York in the past 30 days it is required for you to register your vehicle(s). Please have your current out-of-state registration; the Title, unless you are making payments (in which case you will need to provide the name and mailing address of who you make payments to), Current Proof of Insurance and the mileage.
After our conversation, we will tell you the cost and we will ask you to send the check and all pertinent documents to Tax Collector, 186 York St., York, ME 03909
COVID-19 AND TOWN OFFICE CLOSURE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Due to and in observance of, an abundance of caution during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Board of Selectmen has agreed to postpone the Town of York Budget and Special General Referendum Election that was originally scheduled for May 16, 2020, to be held concurrently with the State of Maine Primary Election on July 14, 2020 (that having been originally scheduled for June 9, 2020).
The joint State of Maine Primary Election and the Town of York Budget and Special General Referendum Election Absentee Application is available here to download, complete and return by;
Fax at: 207-363-1009
186 York St.
York, ME 03909
THE TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
While the State has extended deadlines for many requirements such as vehicle registrations, please know that many of our transactions can be accomplished by mail. In an urgent situation, you can get more information by contacting us using this Contact Form OR calling the office at 207-363-1003. Though it will take time, we will do our best to facilitate your needs. STAY SAFE.
The York Town Clerk’s office will issue Marriage Licenses by mail only until September 1, 2020. You can download the Marriage Intentions form from the Document Center on this site then follow procedure as noted below.
Due to the Closure of many Clerk’s offices in the State of Maine the State has made a change to the procedure for obtaining a Marriage License. You may, during closure, apply for a marriage license via mail. Upon receipt of the Notarized Intentions Form, a copy of both parties identification, a check for $40.00 and, if pertinent, documentation proving how your last marriage ended, we will mail the license to you. Your signatures will then be obtained by the person performing your ceremony.
BEACH PARKING STICKERS are required from May 15th until October 15th.
THEY ARE NOW AVAILABLE BY MAIL. Please send us a copy of the vehicle registration and a check for $40.00 (or $20.00 if you are 65 years or older). Please include your phone number in case we have questions about your availability.
These are available to year round residents and property owners.
THE TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES;
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 - STATE PRIMARY AND TOWN OF YORK BUDGET AND SPECIAL GENERAL REFERENDUM ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 - GENERAL ELECTION/REFERENDUM
THE TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR STAFF WILL BE WORKING AT THE POLLS FOR THESE ELECTIONS. ALL OTHER TOWN HALL DEPARTMENTS SHOULD BE OPEN ON THESE DAYS.
DOG LICENSES RUN ON A CALENDAR YEAR AND EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31ST
2020 DOG LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE.
Please bring most recent rabies certificate.
Neutered/Spayed dogs $6 Unaltered dogs $11
$25.00 Late Fee Starts FEB. 1ST
The tax bills for Fiscal Year 2020 were mailed on August 27, 2019. The first half was due on October 11, 2019 and the second half was due on February 7, 2020.
Our very own Town Clerk and Tax Collector Mary-Anne Szeniawski was the recipient of the Lorraine M. Fleury Award! Mary-Anne was selected for this award for her outstanding contribution to the election process. Thank you for all that you do Mary-Anne
- How do I obtain a marriage license?
- How do I get a beach parking permit?
- What do I need to bring in order to register a car?
- How do I obtain a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death record?
- What do I need to bring to register a recreational vehicle (boat, snowmobile, ATV)?
- What do I need to bring to get a sporting license (hunting, fishing, etc.)?
- How do I license my dog?
- How do I vote by absentee ballot?
- How do I register to vote?
- Beach parking permits
- Dog licensing
- Motor vehicle registration
- Property tax collection
- Recreational vehicle registration
- Sporting licenses
- Vital records certification
- Voter registration and absentee voting
- At this time, we are not open to the public. Please call 207-363-1003 for guidance. A Marriage License can be obtained by printing and completing the Intention forms, having both party’s signatures notarized and mailing to the Town Clerk’s Office at 186 York St. York ME 03909.
Method of Payment
Only cash or checks are accepted. Most transactions can be accomplished through the mail i.e. vehicle registrations, dog licenses, recreational vehicle registrations, etc. Allowing time for two mailings, call us at 207-363-1003 and we will guide you.
Beach Parking Stickers
Beach Parking Stickers are available to York Residents (vehicles registered in York) and Non-Residents who own property in the Town of York (current out-of-state registrations in the name of the property owner(s) only). The sticker must be displayed on the vehicle windshield and allows you to park in the beach areas as set out by Town Ordinance. These areas are designated by signs and are as follows; York Harbor Beach, the Wiggly Bridge, Cape Neddick Beach, a section of parking at the Short Sands Ballpark and the entire length of Long Sands Beach is meter-exempt.
Stickers are effective from May 15th until October 15th each year. The cost is an annual $40 per sticker unless you are 65 years of age or older and then the cost is $20 per sticker.
Dog Licenses follow a calendar year. They are usually available some time in October for the following year. Please bring a current rabies certificate and spay/neuter information, if applicable. Spayed/neutered dogs $6 each, Non-spayed/non-neutered dogs $11 each. If you do not license your dog by the end of December, the month of January is a "grace period" but if you come in after February 1st, the State of Maine imposes a $25 late fee per dog.
Tax Bill Information
Tax bills are mailed once a year with two payment stubs. Two due dates are set for the convenience of not having to pay the entire amount at one time and to avoid any late interest, however, taxpayers are welcome to pay the entire bill upon receipt or in smaller increments any time prior to the end of the fiscal year (June 30). While we do not set up formal payment plans, we know that smaller, monthly (or even weekly) payments can be helpful in this economy. When making smaller, regular payments, some interest may accrue. Please feel free to call our office and discuss your individual account.
Trash & Recycling
Pamphlets are available online (PDF) or in the Town Clerk’s office to explain the dos and don’ts of trash pickup, recycling, universal waste collection and use of the Recycling Center on Witchtrot Road. As of July 1st, 2010, it is necessary to purchase a sticker to gain access to the Town of York Recycling Center. These stickers are renewable on an annual basis. Stickers are valid from July 1st to June 30th, each year. Stickers must be affixed to the front bumper, on the driver’s side, of the vehicle you intend to use to bring recycling items to the Witchtrot Road facility. Stickers are vehicle specific. A residential sticker is $25 per year, a commercial sticker is $100 per year.
If you still have questions, you can call the Department of Public Works at 207-363-1010 or the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office at 207-363-1003. The Town will no longer sell blue recycling bins. While still usable, you will now be able to use any container up to 35 gallons.