General Assistance Ordinance:
You can view the City of Bath's General Assistance Ordinance by clicking here.
General Assistance meetings are by appointment only.
(207) 443-8335 - Please call leave a message with your name and a phone number where we can reach you.
Fax (207) 443-8337
55 Front Street
Bath, ME 04530
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
GA staff checks voicemail Tuesdays and Thursdays and will return calls on those days after meeting with customers.
If this is an emergency outside of GA office hours, please call the Bath PD department at (207) 442-5563.
General Assistance allows heating assistance during the months of September-May of each year. Anyone wishing to receive heating assistance through general assistance must call (207) 443-8335 in advance and schedule an appointment with the administrator. Please note that residents must make an appointment and qualify for general assistance to receive fuel during heating season. Appointments are scheduled only during hours listed above.
For additional assistance and resources, please contact 211.
Running out of oil after hours is not considered an emergency, and deliveries will not be made after hours or on weekends or considered an emergency. Please allow at least 24 hours for delivery; same day delivery is not guaranteed following an application. Customers must watch their tanks, and make an appointment in advance and qualify for assistance before fuel will be delivered.