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This is my son's dog, Encie- a rare moment of good behavior (at the groomer)! She is a golden retriever and poodle mix- 75% poodle! She is hyper and full of energy of love.
Dog Licensing for 2018 begins on October 16th, 2017. Dog licenses run calendar year and will be expiring December 31st, 2017. All dog owners must license all dogs by January 31st, 2018. Beginning on February 1st, 2018, a $25.00 PER DOG late fee must be assessed in accordance with state guidelines. To license your dog(s), you will need current rabies information, spay/neuter certificate, and payment. Licensing can be done via mail, online (by clicking the cute dog with green bowl at the bottom of this page), in person at the town office or by dropping off the information in the mail box located outside the town office door to the left. The fees are $6.00 for a dog that is spayed/neutered and $11.00 if they are not. The $25.00 late fee is in addition to the license fee. If you have a spayed dog, and come in on February 1st, 2018, you fee will be $31.00. You can view the state law here
|The Town Office has been receiving several calls regarding fires. If you encounter a fire, please call 9-1-1. The Town Office cannot respond to fire calls or dispatch any departments. The emergency number for all emergencies (Medical, Fire, Accident etc.) is 9-1-1. They will ask the address of your emergency, be as specific as possible for the responder's, they will ask what the emergency is and they will dispatch help to you.|
|A special town meeting was held on September 19th to elect vacant offices in the Planning Board, and to approve the draft Mineral Extraction Ordinance revisions. The results of the election of officers is below. The voters did approve accepting the draft ordinance as written. The minutes, supporting documents, and results can be viewed here. For the election of officers, 76 ballots were cast. At the open meeting for the MEO, 56 voters were present.|
2017 REAL ESTATE TAXES NOTICE
|The Town of Hancock does issue marriage licenses for Hancock residents, or out of state residents getting married in Maine. However, there is a new electronic system to file those. This new process is taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Due to the time of this, the other tasks in the office, and staffing, NO LICENSES will be issued without an appointment. You must call 422-3393 to schedule a time to get your license. There will be no exceptions to this. The Town would like to congratulate all couples getting married this season!|
|The 2017 Commitment Book for Real Estate and Personal Property, as well as all the tax bills have been uploaded to the website. This is the first year we have published tax bills online. After many requests from tax payers, and various agents such as realtors, attorneys, title companies etc., we thought we'd try it out. This should aid in situations where a tax payer, or a bank/title company etc might need a bill for a refinance, sale, or other when the office is closed. We get hundreds of requests each year for duplicate tax bills that have been misplaced, or not received, or for a sale. Please keep us updated with changes that need to be made to your accounts here to include, name changes, address changes, or anything else you may think would be helpful to us. |
To access the tax bills online, please click here or visit the 'Assessing' tab, drop the menu to 'Tax Bills' and read the instructions provided.
2017 Foreclosures/Lien Accounts Payment Notice
The Board of Selectmen have instituted a new policy in effect now in regards to payments on tax accounts that have received either a 45 day notice of foreclosure, or 30 day lien notice. From this point forward, payments made once those notices are mailed, must be made to the Town via cash, credit/debit card, or a certified bank or treasurer's check only. No personal checks will be accepted. Again, this is only for payments being made on accounts receiving a lien notice, or foreclosure notice. All other regular timely payments can be made via personal check. Call the office if you are unsure if you fall into this category and we will assist you.