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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Town Administrator Position

Town Administrator Position, North Haven

The Town of North Haven, Maine, seeks applicants for the position of Town Administrator. North Haven is an island community lying twelve miles from the mainland city of Rockland in Penobscot Bay. It has a year-round population of 400 and a seasonal population of 1,200. The Maine State Ferry Service serves North Haven with three round trips a day from the mid-coast city of Rockland. Penobscot Island Air, a private carrier, also provides on demand air service.

The Town Administrator assists an elected five-person Select Board in overseeing the efficient functioning of municipal services, including the whole range of public works: a wastewater treatment facility, a water treatment plant, a waste transfer and recycling facility and the maintenance of town roads, bridges and properties. The Town also owns and operates a medical clinic staffed by two family nurse practitioners. In addition to the Administrator, the town office is staffed with a Treasurer, Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Assessors’ Agent. The Tax Collector also administers the water and sewer departments.

A successful candidate will demonstrate skill in dealing with the general public, with representatives of state and federal agencies, outside contractors and attorneys. Such a candidate will have a track record in working collaboratively with fellow employees. The candidate will need to demonstrate written and oral communication skills, as well as proficiency in generating and using financial reports

This position is classed as “permanent part-time”, currently 25 hours/week. It comes with a full benefit package, pro-rated by the scheduled hours. The Town also holds available a waterfront, three bedroom residence, newly renovated, for the use of the Town Administrator and his or her family at a reasonable rent.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references by Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to

North Haven Town Office
Administrator Search Committee
PO Box 400
North Haven, ME 04853


Transfer Station Schedule and Hours

As of November 8, 2017 Transfer Station will be open 8 to 4 on Wednesdays and Saturdays until further notice.

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.

2016 Town Report

For an electronic copy of the 2016 Town Report, click here.

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 2016 Consumer Confidence Report

Tax Maps Assessors' Information

Now online. Click here for link