Town of Benton
1279 Clinton Ave.
Benton, ME 04901
The Bridge on the Bog Road is limited to 15 tons until further notice.
Weatherization Assistance. For more info, click here.
2013 Maine Hunting Seasons: click here. Any DEER PERMIT results: here.
2013 TAXES. The mil rate is 13.1. Tax bills were mailed in July. To view original 2013 real estate taxes, click here. Personal property tax amounts are here.
The "Circuitbreaker" program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on one's 2013 Maine income tax return. For more info, click here. There are no 2012 rent/property tax refunds/forms.
NATURAL GAS CONNECTION. For info and to connect with Summit NG to show them your interest, click here.
FIREWORKS. Benton has no ordinance. State laws apply. In general, "consumers" may use fireworks between 9 AM and 10 PM with exceptions on/around July 4th and Dec 31st. To view the law, click here. Noise complaints should be directed to dispatch at 624-7076.
VEHICLE EXCISE TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL. The Commanding Officer's certification form for personnel station outside of Maine is here. For personnel stationed in Maine, the CO's certification is here.
For information about FIRE PERMITS, click here.
FOOD PANTRY. Benton uses the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry, 12 Newhall St, Fairfield (Fairfield First Baptist Church). Hours are 1 PM to 3:30 PM the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month in NOV and DEC. Point of contact is Nancy Marcoux at 509-9972.
CLOTHING. The Lamb's Clothes Closet provides clothing, one bag per visit per person. Adult, child and baby clothes are available every Tuesday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For more info, click here.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
December 9, Monday. Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
December 10, Tuesday. Monthly Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
December 20, Friday. Nomination papers will be available for the March 14, 2014 Town elections. Offices to be filled: Selectman, Treasurer and Road Commissioner. Nomination papers are due back January 29, 2014.
December 24, Tuesday. Town Office closes at noon.
December 25, Wednesday. Town Office CLOSED.
December 31, Tuesday. Town Office closes at noon for end-of-year cash-out/closeout.
January 1, Wednesday. Town Office CLOSED.
January 13, Monday. Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
January 14, Tuesday. Monthly Planning Board Meeting, 7:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
January 15, Wednesday. Budget Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
January 29, Friday. Nomination papers are due back at the Town Office by 4:00 PM for Selectman, Treasurer and Road Commissioner.
March 14, Friday. Town Elections, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Benton Town Office (for Selectman, Treasurer, and Road Commissioner).
March 15, Saturday. Town Meeting, 10:00 AM, Benton Grange.