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.
*Service modifications during the Covid pandemic:*
The Westport Island Town Office re-opened to welcome residents in-person on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Services are available during regular office hours at two inside counters with plexiglass barriers: 1) a "walk-up" office window inside the main entry to register vehicles and boats with Dedee -- serving one person at a time; and 2) an inside counter in the main hallway for all other business with Julie, Town Clerk, and Martha, Town Treasurer and Tax Collector. Please maintain social distancing and don't crowd the entry hallway. Phone, email, and mail services are always 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.
*Public Information and Access to Town Web Services:*
The Town website has been designed to make information about Town services conveniently available to residents. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, try using the Search Box in the upper right corner of each page to aid your search. For property information, click on "Tax Maps & GIS Info" at the bottom of the Homepage. For more information on access to public records that are not available on the website, click on "Public Records -- Freedom of Access" or contact the Town Clerk who serves as Westport Island's Public Access Officer.