Town Clerk/Tax Collector
THE TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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 TOWN CLERK AND TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE CLOSES AT NOON ON WEDNESDAYS. OUR REGULAR HOURS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS;
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - 8:00 AM UNTIL 4:30 PM
WEDNESDAY - 8:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON
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.
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 0390
The York Town Clerk’s office will issue Marriage Licenses by mail only until further notice. You can download the Marriage Intentions form from the Document Center on this site then follow procedure as noted below.
Marriage Licenses must be obtained via mail in the Town of York. Upon receipt of the Notarized Intentions Form, a copy of both parties identification, a check, made out to "Town of York" 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.
How to Obtain a License to be Married
☐ Are you a Maine resident?
- Yes, Apply in your Town/City Clerk’s Office
- No, Apply at Any Town/City Clerk Office in Maine
☐ Complete the Intention of Marriage Application (VS2-A)
☐ Have the Intention of Marriage Application Notarized
☐ Mail the Intention of Marriage Application us at:
` 186 York St
York, ME 03909
☐ Check (Made out to the Town of York)
$40.00 to file the intentions
$15.00 for first Certified Copy of Marriage License you may request now and have mailed to you as soon as we receive the completed License after you have been married from your officiant.
$6.00 for any addition Certified Copies at that time.
e.g. a check for $61.00 fulfills the filing fee for the intentions and supplies you with (2) certified copies of your Marriage License to be sent to you after you have been married.
☐ Certified Copy of Death Certificate, Divorce decrees or Annulment if there have been previous marriages.
☐ Photocopy of picture ID
BEACH PARKING STICKERS are required from May 15th until October 15th.
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.
Click the blue Permit Parking icon below to apply for a Permit Parking Sticker online:
*There is a $3.00 Service Charge associated with online payments – The Service Charge is not a Town of York fee; it is a fee imposed by the payment processing company
Once your online permit approved is approved and payment has been received, we will mail you your sticker.
Your information is secure. All Payment transactions are processed "encrypted" ensuring the security of your credit card or bank account information. The Town of York does not retain or store any credit card or bank information.
DOG LICENSES RUN ON A CALENDAR YEAR AND EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31ST
2021 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 June 1st
The tax bills for Fiscal Year 2021 were mailed on August 6, 2020. The first half was due on September 21, 2020 and the second half was due on February 5, 2021.
- 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
- Trash & Recycling
- Vital records certification
- Voter registration and absentee voting
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.
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.