Westport Island is a primarily residential island with municipal government services and many state licensing services provided at the Town Office, 6 Fowles Point Road. First Responder Fire and Emergency Medical Services are provided through the Westport Volunteer Fire Department and the Wiscasset Ambulance Service. Although there are no schools, refuse disposal facilities, libraries or recreational facilities on the island, these services are provided to residents through agreements with other jurisdictions. If you don't find the information you need, please feel free to call the Town Office (207) 882-8477.
Westport is a member of Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit #12, and as a part of RSU #12 gives residents “school choice.” School choice means that a student whose parents live here can choose to attend any public or private school that will accept him or her. The Town pays the cost of tuition up to the State-determined, average per-student cost. The Town and RSU #12 require residents to complete an Application and Residency Affidavit to confirm that Westport Island is responsible for paying tuition.
Transportation is only provided to specific contracted schools – currently, the Wiscasset School District; as well as Edgecomb Eddy School for pre-K to grade 6; and Boothbay Region High School for 7 to grade 12. Parents are responsible for providing transportation for their children if they attend schools in other areas.
Westport Island contracts with the Town of Wiscasset for its residents to use the Wiscasset Regional Transfer Station, 78 Fowle Hill Road in Wiscasset. Residents must deliver their refuse to the Transfer Station in Wiscasset at no cost or contract with a private trash hauler at their own expense.
Transfer Station Proof of Residence forms are available at the Westport Island Town Office for new residents, renters or summer visitors.
Westport pays for its residents to use the services of the Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High Street, Wiscasset. With proof of residency, such as your Driver's License or State I.D., Wiscasset Public Library will provide you with a free library card for use of their materials and services. The library's services include a Children's Room, a Local History Room with genealogy resources and WiFi. They subscribe to a variety of digital/cloud services for those who like to download books onto digitial devices.
Westport pays for its residents to receive resident rates at the Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road (Rt. 27), Wiscasset. Facilities and services at the Community Center include a pool, gymnasium and fitness room as well as personal training and fitness classes.
Police services are provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department based in Wiscasset. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call (207) 882-7332, (207) 549-7072, (207) 563-3200, or (207) 832-4000.