Coronavirus Update

The City continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents with questions and concerns should consult with the most up-to-date information being provided by the U.S. and Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Information and Updates

Maine CDC website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml
U.S. CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

The Maine CDC is also offering specific guidelines for different groups:

211 Maine is also providing 24/7 CDC updates on coronavirus. You can access these updated by calling 211 (or 1-866-811-5695) or texting “your zip code” to 898211.

Prevention 

Per the Maine CDC: the best thing that Maine people can do to protect their health is to take the same preventive measures that help to avoid catching a cold. Wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home if you are sick. For more prevention measures, please Click Here.

What to Do When Sick

Call ahead: If you are ill and are concerned that you have contracted COVID-19, the first thing you should do is call your healthcare provider. Traveling outside your home unnecessarily may increase the risk to others. For more guidelines, please Click Here.
If your situation is life-threatening, call 911.

Accessing City Services

To help prevent the spread of illness, we are recommending residents take advantage of our online and over-the-phone services:

  • Property Taxes may be paid over-the-phone by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 207-443-8340.
  • Vehicle Registration Renewal may be processed through Maine’s Rapid Renewal service. (New vehicle registration must be done in-person at the Treasurer’s Office)
  • New Vehicle Registration may be processed through email or mail:
    • Option 1: Send an email with pictures of the bill of sale, title/title application, and a copy of your current insurance showing the vehicle VIN and date of policy to jmillett@cityofbath.com and you will receive a reply with the amount due or any further information required. You will then be able to pay either by providing credit card information (service fees apply) or by mailing a check to the Treasurer's Office at 55 Front St. after which the excise tax receipt will be mailed to you and you can then complete the transaction (get your registration/plates) at the DMV.
    • Option 2: Mail your bill of sale, title/application for title (or copies of them), and a copy of your current insurance showing the vehicle VIN and date of policy to the Treasurer's Office at 55 Front St. with contact information. You will receive a reply with the amount due or any further information required. You will then be able to pay either by providing credit card information (service fees apply) or by mailing a check to the Treasurer's Office at 55 Front St. after which the excise tax receipt will be mailed to you and you can then complete the transaction (get your registration/plates) at the DMV.
  • ATV and Snowmobile Registration may be processed online through Maine’s IFW ATV & Snowmobile Registration website
  • Boat Registration Renewal may be processed online through Maine’s Boat Registration Renewal website     
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses may be purchased online through the Maine Online Sportsman Electronic System (MOSES)
  • Parking Tickets may be paid over-the-phone by calling the Bath Police Department at 207-443-5563.

Community Events

We are supporting the Governor’s recommendation that events with more than 250 attendees be suspended for at least the next 30 days. If you are planning on attending an event or visiting a public space (like the YMCA) in the coming weeks, we suggest that you contact the venue ahead of time.

Contact the City

If you have concerns that are not covered above, please call the City Manager’s Office at 207-443-8330. 
 

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