Welcome to North Haven, Maine

One of Maine's fourteen unbridged island communities, lies in Penobscot Bay approximately twelve miles from the midcoast city of Rockland. It is served by a Maine Department of Transportation ferry making three round trips a day from Rockland. The island's ferry link is of course dependent on the whims of wind and tide.

Its year-round population of 355 (2010 Census) swells in July and August with the return of families who own or rent seasonal homes on the Island. In 2014, North Haven celebrates the 167th anniversary of its name day (and its 168th year of independence from Vinalhaven).

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Bulletin Board

Planning Board Hearing -- Subdivision Ordinance

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Office to receive public feedback on the draft subdivision ordinance.  You may find the draft ordinance here.

Rockland Ferry Terminal Parking Lot Renovations

During September and October, the Rockland Ferry Terminal parking lot will be undergoing some improvements that will result in 12 additional parking spots, greater safety, improved traffic flow, and reduced ice buildup thanks to upgraded drainage. Here is a link to the MSFS website with details. Note that the last resort will be to tow cars from the parking lot.  Please move your cars in advance of the scheduled renovations.

New Select Board Meeting Schedule

Beginning Wednesday, June 6, the Select Board will begin meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 5 PM in the Town Office. This new schedule will continue until November 2018. 

Airstrip Documents

Case Statement for Developing a Municipal Airstrip
Agreement between Town and Norfam
Draft of a municipal agreement between PIA and Town (Vinalhaven)

New Maine State Ferry Fare Information

For a side by side comparison of new rates for all islands with the new fares, click here.

For a summary of the new fares and the other changes associated with the new fare structure, click here.

For a copy of the Commissioner's decision, click here.

For a copy of the new Tariff #8, click here.

Recycling at the Transfer Station

Click here for a copy of recycling guidelines at the Transfer Station. As many recyclers know, the market for recycled materials has undergone some dramatic changes. Our recycling provider, Ecomaine, has issued new guidelines to match the demand of a shrinking market for some categories of materials. Please consult it.

2017 North Haven Town Report

For a copy, click here.

Department of Marine Resources

The Maine DMR will be conducing a shoreline survey in North Haven beginning mid-March and continuing into November. DMR staff, with assistance from DEP officials, will be walking the shoreline and making observations about potential pollution sources to coastal waters and shellfish areas. For property owners, this means DMR staff will conduct interviews regarding the conditions of their septic systems and information about disposal of domestic animal wastes and farm operations.

If you have questions about DMR's shellfish classification program or the shoreline survey process please do not hesitate to contact the DMR Shellfish Growing Area Program in Boothbay (207-633-9500).

Transfer Station
Schedule and Hours
Recycling Guidelines

As of May 7, 2018 Transfer Station will be open 9 to 5 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until further notice.

For an updated list of what can and cannot be discarded in the recycling compacter, click here.

Burn Pile

Please remember that the burn pile is restricted to brush and untreated wood. (Latex painted construction debris is allowed.) Access to and use of the burn pile is primarily on an "honor system". The Transfer Station staff cannot continuously monitor the pile. The discarding of noxious and toxic debris which ends up being burned may result in drastic action by the state Department of Environmental Protection, up to and including permanent closure.

Ferry Information

Propane Trips: for a copy of the 1-6-16 line-up policy for passengers on propane transport trips, click here.

Line Numbers: Click here for information for how get a line number.

Rockland Line-up Policies: Click here for policies and procedures at the Rockland Terminal, including rules on switching vehicles.

Cancellation Emails: to receive email notice of ferry cancellations, click here and follow the instructions to sign up for the notice.

Water Department

Click here for a copy of the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report

Tax Maps Assessors' Information

Now online. Click here for link