Town Clerk / Tax Collector
ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE in the Town Clerk's Office
for the November 6th Election. The last day to obtain an Absentee Ballot
is Thursday, November 1st at 4:30 p.m.
THE TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018. ALL STAFF WILL BE WORKING AT THE POLLS
Other Departments in Town Hall should be open according to their own schedule.
- 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
- Marriage Licenses (The Clerk's Office can issue marriage licenses Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until noon)
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 December expiration. 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.