Westport Island is located on Maine’s mid-coast in Lincoln County in Sheepscot Bay. Surrounded by the Sheepscot River to the East and the Back and Sasanoa Rivers to the West, Westport Island is a quiet and picture perfect small Maine community of about 720 year-around residents, which, like other Maine coastal communities, swells in the summer. Originally known as Jeremysquam, Westport Island was incorporated as part of Freetown (now Edgecomb) in 1774. In 1828, Westport became a separate town.
Westport Island flourished in the early 1800’s as a fishing and farming community—one of the most prosperous in Maine. Today, Westport Island is home to a broad cross section of residents from families who have lived here for generations to new residents and retirees who are proud to call Westport Island home.
** COVID-19 Notice **
In keeping with Governor Mills’ directions for re-opening services, the Westport Island Town Office re-opened to welcome residents on Tuesday, June 9. Services are available during regular office hours at a temporary counter with a plexiglass barrier inside the main entry and through Dedee's "walk-up" office window -- serving one person at a time. Thanks to funds from a Maine Department of Economic & Community Development grant, Dedee's window has an awning to make her "walk-up" services more comfortable. Please mantain social distancing and wear a mask for the protection of yourself, neighbors and staff. Phone, email, and mail services are still available, and encouraged, for those who find it more convenient or comfortable. If you have questions or need specialized assistance, call us at: (207) 882-8477.
Regular office hours are: Tuesdays, 11 am to 6 pm and Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm
To assist you in accessing Town Office services -- both online and on-Island -- see: Westport Island COVID-19 Services and Resources.