Final Budget Breakdown

posted Jul 1, 2020, 6:15 AM by Larissa Crockett   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 6:41 AM by Colette Mathieson ]

Please use this link to access the final tax rate computation sheets and a simple budget breakdown as voted on at the June 24, 2020 Town Council meeting. 

Notice of Shellfish Lotteries

posted Jun 13, 2020, 3:32 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Jun 13, 2020, 3:33 AM ]

The Town of Scarborough will have the following Shellfish Lotteries:

3 - Resident Commercial Licenses, 3 - Resident Commercial Student Licenses, 1 - Non-Resident Commercial Student License; 20 Non‑Resident Recreational Licenses and 14 Non-Resident Over 65 Recreational Licenses.

Applications will be accepted for two days only, beginning on Monday, June 22, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Town Clerk's Office. The Lottery for each category will be held at the Public Safety Building on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Check-in starts at 2:30 p.m. and all applicants must be present with the fee, if selected.

Come August 1, 2020, All licenses not taken, become available to anyone on a first come, first serve basis.

Online Services

posted May 28, 2020, 8:45 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 5:14 AM by Larissa Crockett ]

For your convenience, the Town of Scarborough Offers online services for property tax payments, registration for your vehicle, ATV, Snowmobile,

watercraft and hunting/fishing licenses. Please click the link that you need:

Hunting/Fishing Licenses

Request an absentee ballot

Request a beach pass for registered voters age 60 and over: email Nicole Hall at

For further information, please call 730-4010.

Beaches Update

posted May 27, 2020, 4:42 AM by Larissa Crockett   [ updated May 27, 2020, 10:45 AM by Colette Mathieson ]

"Walking Only" Directive Discontinued

In coordination with other surrounding Towns, this week we will be lifting the "Walking Only" directive and allowing patrons to use this beach in

traditional ways. We will be reminding beach users of physical distancing and the limitations of the number of people gathering together. 

Opening of Municipal Parking Lots

As interest grows we believe it is better to have beach users park in municipal lots, rather than circling through neighborhoods or trying to park on the streets, so we intend to open municipal lots to full capacity.  By May 29, the lot at Higgins Beach will be fully open and by June 5 the lots at Pine Point and Ferry Beach will be available at full capacity.  

June 1-  Sale of Seasonal Beach and  Boat Launch Passes

These seasonal passes normally go on sale starting May 1, so there has been a one month delay, but we are pleased to have them available starting next Monday.

June 19-  Beach Facilities Open to the Public

Until June 19 we will have two porta-potties at each beach location.  Due to overall staff shortages we will be encouraging a "carry-in/carry-out" policy for trash by reducing the number of trash barrels on the beach.  The restrooms will be cleaned daily. We will be considering the unique characteristics of each beach and preparing signage accordingly.

Round Table Discussion - FY2021 Budget

posted May 26, 2020, 3:00 PM by Larissa Crockett   [ updated Jun 8, 2020, 1:09 PM ]

Join members of the Town Council to share your thoughts on the FY2021 budget. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
6:00 pm

You can join as a participant on Zoom:

July 14th Election Information & Absentee Ballot Request

posted May 5, 2020, 6:38 AM by Tody Justice   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 11:57 AM by Colette Mathieson ]

The State Primary/Special Referendum Election as well as the School Budget Validation Referendum Election will be held on Tuesday, July 14th. 


At this time, early voting by absentee Ballot is available for the July 14th election at Town Hall during regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday & Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person. To minimize interaction with others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by absentee ballot.  Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure. 

Absentee ballots may be requested in writing, by phone, online, or in person up to and including the day of the election, without specifying a reason.  However, if you are asking to receive your ballot by mail, please request it early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time – both to receive it and return it (2-5 days each way).

  • You can request an absentee ballot by calling your Municipal Clerk’s office at 730-4020; or,
  • You can request an absentee ballot online or by mail from the Secretary of State's website:
  • Absentee ballot requests are being accepted right now.
  • Ballots must be returned to the Polls no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.

For the Town of Scarborough, in-person voting will take place on July 14th at the Scarborough High School. This location will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

For additional information go to:

Below are samples ballots for the upcoming election.

Reopening of Municipal Offices

posted Apr 27, 2020, 12:35 PM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated May 4, 2020, 8:25 AM by Tody Justice ]

The Town of Scarborough will reopen municipal buildings and outdoor public spaces following the guidance of the State of Maine. While

we wait to hear the specifics of that guidance there are a few items we can share confidently. Upon our reopening, in either late May or on June 1st, and through July 31, 2020, the Town Hall will be open to the public during the following hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This reduction in hours is needed to accommodate the significant reduction in staff hours that has been adopted to secure budget savings. We recognize that the COVID-19 crisis has left many in Scarborough economically uncertain and we are working diligently to find the right balance between meeting the service needs in our community and keeping the upcoming year’s tax rate reasonable. 

Our maintenance staff is working now to install plexiglass barriers at all of our service counters. They are also re-configuring public areas to allow for proper social distancing. We encourage residents to wear face coverings while conducting business and ask that you please use the hand sanitizing stations located outside of our service offices before conducting your business. 

Please stay tuned for updates, we will announce when we will be opening to the public by posting to our website, sharing on facebook, and on SCTV channel1302.

Special Town Council Meeting - April 8th at 6:00 P.M.

posted Apr 8, 2020, 3:19 AM by Colette Mathieson   [ updated Apr 29, 2020, 8:07 AM by Town Webmaster ]

There are three ways to watch the meeting:

1.   You can register to view and offer public comments during the meeting on your home device using this Zoom link:

2.  You can also watch the meeting on your home device on our YouTube channel:

3.  For Scarborough residents, the SCTV station 1302 will also be airing the meeting live 

We hope this will enable you to stay connected with the Council during these very challenging and uncertain times. Special Town Council Meeting Agenda

School Board Communication - Remote Links for Meetings

posted Apr 2, 2020, 1:50 PM by Colette Mathieson

Please see the attached communication from the Scarborough Board of Education. The communication contains instructions on how to view or participate in upcoming School Board meetings through Zoom

SEDCO Business Update

posted Mar 30, 2020, 7:47 AM by Town Webmaster

The Scarborough Economic Development Corporation, SEDCO, is working hard to keep our business community up to date on all of the resources available to them as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. You can read their recent Business Update Scarborough newsletter HERE.

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