The Conservation Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 7 PM at the Victoria Grant Civic Center.  The meeting is open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.  Masks are required.  


The Town of Winterport is accepting applications for the part-time clerk position.  This position is budgeted for a twenty (20) hour work week from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday through Thursday, along with full-time coverage of up to forty (40) hours per week to cover shifts for office staff vacations, leaves, and sick days.  This is a non-benefit position.  Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter along with a completed job application to the Town of Winterport, Attn: Michael Crooker, Town Manager 44 Main street P.O. Box 559, Winterport, ME 04496.  The Town will accept applications and resumes until the position has been filled.  Review of resumes and applications will begin immediately.  The Town of Winterport is an equal opportunity employer.  


The Winterport Internet Accessibility Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. at the Winterport Town Office, 44 Main Street.  The meeting is open to the public and the public is welcome to attend.  Masks are required.  Attendees to this meeting will need to enter the meeting room through the back door of the Town Office.  



The Winterport Internet Accessibility Committee is a newly formed committee that is tasked with gathering information regarding the availability of broadband internet within the Town of Winterport; identifying deficiencies in coverage, reliability and/or speeds; providing residents with that information; and providing guidance to the Town of Winterport's Town Council regarding possible future investments in broadband infrastructure within the Town of Winterport.  The Maine Broadband Coalition offers a speed testing platform designed to show where service is and isn't available thereby supporting planning and grant applications.  The Internet Accessibility Committee respectfully requests that you go to the following link to run a quick internet speed test. Speed Test: 

The Town needs about 150 homes to perform tests in order to obtain reliable data that can be used by the committee in the future.  We thank you for your assistance with this endeavor.    



We live in a beautiful riverside community with miles upon miles of geographically diverse land.  The Winterport Conservation Committee is sponsoring this campaign to make our travels around our community liter free and watch for items in the public setback that need removal.  We invite you to adopt a section of our highways and byways, keep it litter free and watch for items in the public setback that need removal.  You can sign up as an individual, a family, an organization.  And you can see who and where your neighbors are working to keep Winterport the beautiful community it is.  You can sign up by emailing the section of road (from and to markers) you are adopting to  


The Town of Winterport is searching for members to serve on the Town of Winterport's Recreation Board.  There are two regular and one alternate position open.  The purpose of the board is to recommend leisure time programs and facilities for the residents of Winterport.  The board shall provide advice to the Town Council, Town Manager, Recreation Director and other organizations dealing with recreation.

If interested, please fill out the board and committee application that can be found at the following link on the town of Winterport's website  Please fill out the entire application and return it to the town manager at the town office at 44 Main Street in Winterport or email a copy to the town manager at  Please contact the town manager at the town office at 223-5055 if you have any questions regarding the committee or the application process.  


The Winterport Town Council approved the use of a new application form to be filled out by anyone who is looking to build a new structure or dwelling over 100 square feet or that will increase the footprint or add an additional 100 square feet of gross living space to an existing dwelling or structure.  Applications can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer or on the Town's website in the Codes & Permits folder under the Government Tab.  



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    Businesses in Winterport
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    Businesses in Winterport
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    Businesses in Winterport
  • Old Winterport Commercial House
    Old Winterport Commercial House
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    Steamboat at Winterport Landing
  • Marsh Stream Trestle by Jeff Bray
    Marsh Stream Trestle by Jeff Bray
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    Old Winterport Village
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    Winterport Union Meeting House

Welcome to Winterport

Historic Maine Town

Winterport is a small town located in Waldo County, Maine. Incorporated March 12, 1860 and once home to far-ranging sea captains, Winterport retains a 19th century charm that blends well with 20th century conveniences.

Scenic Downtown and Waterfront

Located just 12 miles south of Bangor on Route 1A, Winterport faces the deep and fast-flowing Penobscot River. Older homes, many built for Winterport sea captains, stand along the downtown roadways. Sidewalks encourage people to stroll through the town.

From the historic downtown, where people can find a variety of restaurants and small businesses, visitors can walk the short distance to the Winterport waterfront and watch boats make their way to and from the Penobscot Bay and open waters just beyond.

Rich in Natural Resources

Winterport is fortunate to have abundant natural resources including the Penobscot River, Marsh Stream, numerous brooks, acres of gravel deposits, rolling hills and hardwood forests. Such abundance allows our hard-working businesses to prosper.

A Proud Heritage

The Union Meeting House, built in 1834, is a special meeting place for townspeople.  This building shelters a bell cast by Paul Revere, a belfry clock installed in 1861, and a Masons and Hamlin hand-pumped reed organ installed in 1859.  Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the Union Meeting House is the subject of ongoing preservation efforts and local pride.

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State of Maine property tax law requires all property which is subject to property taxation be assessed in accordance with the status of that property on April 1st each year.  Property tax is to be assessed by the municipality where that property is located, according to its value and to whoever owns it, all as of April 1 each year.   To that...

Sam Butler Memorial

"Sam Butler is saluted by some of Winterport's finest as he passes the Fire Station for the last time.   Sam was an invaluable member of both the Fire Department and Ambulance Service for over 20 years.  Day or night, sun, rain or snow, hot and humid or absolutley frigid...he was always there when the call went out.   All the brethren of the...

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