Welcome to North Haven, Maine

North Haven is one of Maine's fourteen unbridged island communities.  It 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 2019, North Haven celebrates the 172nd anniversary of its name day (and its 173rd year of independence from Vinalhaven).

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Emergency Services

In case of emergency, please dial 911.  North Haven participates in the Knox County Emergency Management System.  Upon calling, a 911 operator will take your information and immediately contact North Haven's EMS and Fire Department, as appropriate.

Job Opening - Water Department Assistant

The Town of North Haven is looking for a Water Department Assistant.  Duties include assisting the Town's licensed Water Department Superintendent in the following tasks:  monitoring the Water Treatment Plant's operations; cleaning and maintaining the plant's filters; reading water meters; arranging for maintenance and repairs to the plant and equipment; responding to alarms in the plant, reports of water leaks, and other emergencies; record keeping; and other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Here is the complete job listing.

New Ferry Ticket Prices - October 2019

Effective October 1, 2019, the Maine State Ferry Service will implement a new ticket pricing structure.  The State will discard the current flat-rate structure and implement a new structure that has three groups of ticket prices, one for Islesboro, a second for North Haven, Vinalhaven, Frenchboro, and Swan's Island, and a third pricing structure for Matinicus.  Additionally, from October 1st through May 31st, the ticket prices will be lower than for the period June 1st through September 30th.  In both cases, tickets will cost more than they do now.  The purpose of the ticket price increases is to compensate for a 17% increase in the Ferry Service's operating costs.

You can view the new pricing structure here.

In addition to these changes, the Ferry Service plans to issue a new tariff -- Tariff #9 -- that will include changes in reservation fees and parking fees, information on ticket exchanges, and other things.  The Ferry Service Advisory Board expects to receive a draft of the new tariff in the next few days.  North Haven's Advisory Board members are Jon Emerson (primary) and Rick Lattimer (alternate).  Please see them with any questions or concerns.

New Town Office Email Addresses

We have new email addresses in the Town Office.  Please refresh your email contacts lists to make sure you are using the right addresses.

Select Board Meeting Schedule

Beginning Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the Select Board will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in the Town Office.

2018 North Haven Town Report

 For a copy, please click here.

Request for Proposals -- Town Office Roof

Description:  This is a request for proposals to replace the Town Office Roof.  The roof is currently shingled with asphalt shingles.  The Town would consider proposals for both new asphalt shingles and for a metal roof.  In addition, the work would include removing and replacing the gutters, repairing and painting the soffits and fascia boards, and performing other associated work as needed to ensure the roof and associated structures are free from rot.  The Town should expect the materials and workmanship used to replace the roof to last at least 20 years.

Proposals Due:  Submit proposals to the Town Office.  You may deliver your proposal in person to the Town Office or send it via email to Rick Lattimer, town administrator, at [email protected]  Proposals will be evaluated at the end of each calendar month until an acceptable proposal is received.

Performance Period: Negotiable.

Airstrip Documents

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

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.

Transfer Station -- Schedule and Hours, Recycling Guidelines

Currently, the Transfer Station is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00.  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