City of Bath buildings reopened to the public Monday, June 1, 2020. City Hall offices open by appointment only. We encourage the public to take advantage of our online and over-the-phone services until offices can reopen. Learn More
For general questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at 207-443-8330.
Property Tax Exemption Applications
Governor Janet Mills signed an Executive Order extending the April 1, 2020 application deadline for certain property tax exemptions.
"Ordinarily, applications for certain property tax exemptions would be submitted by April 1 to be effective for a municipality’s property tax commitment. Now, the Executive Order extends the April 1, 2020 deadline to either the commitment date of the municipality or 30 days after the termination of the declared emergency, whichever occurs first. The extended application deadline includes the following property tax exemptions: Property of Institutions and Organizations (36 M.R.S. § 652); Estates of Veterans (36 M.R.S. § 653(1)(G)); Solar and Wind Energy Equipment (36 M.R.S. §§ 655(1)(U) and 656(1)(K)); Exemption of Homesteads (36 M.R.S. § 684(1)); and Exemption of Business Equipment (“BETE”) (36 M.R.S. § 693(1))."
In Bath, the commitment date is generally the end of August. Thus, Bath property owners may apply for Homestead, Veterans and Solar exemptions until the end of August, or 30 days after the end of the emergency. Business owners whose business personal property is eligible for the Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) program also have an extension.
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The Bath CityBus will continue to be out of service until further notice. For more information, please call 207-443-8363.
The City will begin holding meetings, including City Council and Planning Board, via video conference until further notice. Details for public participation in those meetings will be made available in the online event postings. City Council and Planning Board meetings will still be broadcast live on Bath Community Television (Channel 14) and BCTV On Demand (https://www.cityofbath.com/bctv-on-demand).
Indoor inspections that are necessary for a project to continue are being done via photos and video. Outdoor inspections are on a case-by-case basis. Mail permit applications and other materials to City Hall at 55 Front Street, Bath 04530. Include a phone number and email address (if available) on mailed materials. Call 207-443-8334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for service.
*30 day extension on NEW vehicle and trailer registrations, beginning AFTER the termination of Maine's State of Emergency
Please be aware that the Secretary of State has stated that during this time of civil emergency, Motor vehicle and trailer registrations, including all temporary registrations and any fuel use decals that expire during the state of emergency will be extended. This applies to registrations issued by municipalities or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and also to temporary registrations issued by dealers. The State of Maine recognizes the need of individuals, families, and businesses for transportation, work, and commerce during the emergency. These registrations can be renewed after the emergency ends.
Registrations issued by a municipality, including temporary registrations, are deemed extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to P.L. 2019, ch. 617, F-1, emergency laws approved by the Governor on March 18, 2020.
Other registrations, including temporary registrations, will be extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to the emergency provision of 29-A MRSA 405(4).
Remember that renewals can be done online, and, rest assured, the Maine State and local police have been notified of the extension on expired registrations as well as on inspections.
General Assistance business may be conducted over-the-phone and by email, or you may set up an appointment - please call 207-443-8335 or email email@example.com
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The Planning Board is continuing to meet remotely at the regularly scheduled date and time. Please mail any permit applications and other materials to City Hall at 55 Front Street, Bath 04530. Include a phone number and email address (if available) on mailed materials. Call (207) 443-8363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for service.
Please call ahead (207-443-5563, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mon-Fri) to the make an appointment for fingerprinting, concealed weapons permits, taxi licenses, or mooring permits. Parking Tickets and Parking Permits may be paid online, by mailing in a payment to the Bath Police Department at 250 Water Street, Bath 04530, or paid over-the-phone. The Department is NOT able to do car seat installations at the present time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Records checks may be paid by mail, email, or phone to Deputy Chief Andrew Booth at email@example.com, 207-443-5563.
The Bath Public Works Department is taking care of critical tasks that impact public health and safety, but please be aware that some routine and seasonal work may be delayed. If you need to speak with the Department concerning work or emergency requests please call 207-443-8357 during regular business hours (M-F 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) or county dispatch at 207-443-8200 for after hours service.
The Bath Landfill reopened to the general public on Monday, May 18, 2020, with certain changes in procedures to help protect the health of our staff and customers alike. Learn More
For more information, please call 207-443-8356.
The City’s curbside collection of trash and recycling will continue as normal.
If you are working or practicing social distancing at home, you may find yourself generating unusual items in your waste stream and you might wonder about recycling. Our curbside recycling program is operating normally and the rules have not changed:
Learn more about curbside collection here.