The Town Office is nowOPEN to the public 9:00-2:00 Monday-Friday We are limiting customers in the office to 2 at a time. Please call ahead if you have any questions or to prepare for your visit. 453-7191. Many transactions can be handled by mail or over the telephone if you do not wish to come in.Motor Vehicles can be re-registered using the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles
Address: 1279 Clinton Ave
Benton, ME 04901
Upcoming Holiday Closures:
July 3rd - Independence Day observed
Spring Clean Up: Date to be determinded: Please call 426-8187 with any questions
Burn Permits: Residents of Benton can now obtain burn permits free of charge at WardensReport.com
Municipal Election Results can be found here.
Selectmen Meeting: Monday June 8th 6:00 PM:
Economic Development Committee Meeting:
The Economic Development Committee meeting is cancelled 4/2/20. Future meeting dates are cancelled unitl further notice. We will update the next meeting date as soon as scheduled.
Annual Town Meeting Update: July 18th, 10:00 AM at the Benton Grange Hall. The backup date for this meeting is August 8th, 10:00 AM at the Benton Grange Hall.
Land Use Ordinance Changes to be discussed can be viewed at the links below:
Warrant Article 69 can be viewed here
Warrant Article 70 can be viewed here
Warrant Article 71 can be viewed here
Warrant Article 72 can be viewed here
You can now reregister your vehicle or trailer online. Follow the link here to do so.
Exciting news! Your Library Card Just. Got. Better.
We are participating in Maine State Library's new Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program! Anyone with a library card from one of 67 participating libraries can visit any of the other participating libraries and check out materials in person. MRBP essentially turns your Waterville Public Library card into a "statewide" library card! For more info contact the Waterville Public Library at 872-5433 or follow the link here
TOWN OF BENTON:
Budget Committee Meetings: All Meetings are at the Benton Town Office at 6PM: Next meeting TBD
See Town Clerk page for 2019 Town Meeting Minutes.
Visit our new website for any real estate information:
This Geographic Information System (GIS) provides access to geographic and tax record information currently maintained by the Town of Benton, ME. The information herein is updated periodically and may not always be current. Information is maintained for municipal and tax assessment uses, and provided for illustrative purposes only. The accuracy of this information is not and cannot be guaranteed, the Town of Benton assumes no liability, financial or otherwise, and is used at the recipient's own risk. Information contained in this system does not take the place of a professional survey or any other legal description and should not be used for site-specific decision making
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
The EDC will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6PM at the Benton Town Office.
2018 Comprehensive Plan Executive Summary can be found here.
2018 Comprehensive Plan Section I can be found here.
2018 Comprehensive Plan Section II can be found here.
2018 Comprehensive Plan Section III can be foundhere.
2018 Comprehensive Plan Section IV can be foundhere.
Second Monday of each month: Monthly Selectmen's Meeting, 6:00pm Benton Town Office.
Second Tuesday of each month: Monthly Planning Board Meeting,New Time: 6:00 PM, Benton Town Office.
For information on the Strategic Planning Board's Comprehensive Plan click here.
TRANSFER STATION: The Clinton/Benton Transfer Station is 6.3 miles north of the Benton Town Office on the Bangor Rd-Rte 11 through the Town of Clinton on the right hand side of the road. Hours are Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat 7 AM to 5 PM.
**PLEASE NOTE: All Benton Resident's will be required to present their Benton Vehicle Registrations at the Transfer Station. If you own land in Benton you may obtain a single day permit at the Benton Town Office, but will not be issued a permanent pass until you are a Benton Resident. ALL PERMANENT TRANSFER STATION PASSES are issued at the transfer station only.
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Doug Dixon- Selectman / Chair
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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 stationed outside of Maine is here.
For information about BURN/FIRE PERMITS, click here.
FOOD PANTRY. Benton uses the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry located at 23 Lawrence Ave., Fairfield (behind the Fairfield Town Office).
5/15/20 Please see our updated PUBLIC NOTICE -CHANGE OF OPERATIONS here
04/06/2020: Non-Emergency Town Services CLOSED; phone & email services available. Please read our updated Public Notice here.
04/06/2020:Office staff hours for assitance by phone are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm until further notice.
04/06/2020: Updated food pickup spots through MSAD #49 can be foundhere.
Private Sale Registrations: In the event a person or company purchasing a motor vehicle or trailer in a "private sale" which does not include a temporary registration plate, and subsequently cannot register that vehicle due to the existing emergency, this document may serve as a temporary registration. The document can be found here.
Any veteran who entered the service while living in Benton and served in a period of conflict is eligible for inclusion on the Memorial. Anyone with names or information regarding veterans who qualify for inclusion on the Memorial should contact the Benton Park and Veterans Committee through the Town Office.
Todd Littlefield 314-6171
Animal Control Officer
Connie Cummings- 660-3236
School Board Members
Roy White- 314-4651
Sarah Williams 314-5070
School Board info
Cemetery Info: Robin Patterson 540-3793
David Savage 649-4760
Brandy Sloan - Selectman / Senior Office Staff
We will update this as often as necessary as we receive more information.
03/24/20 -Governor Mills issues order mandating 14 day closure of non-essential businesses. Click here for info.
Maine extends expiring car registrations because of the coronavirus: read here
Online reregistrations of vehicles and trailers can be done here.
We can process any reregistrations by phone or mail. Just send a copy of your insurance card by email to email@example.com or fax 207-453-4428.
Real Estate or Sewer Payments can be made by phone (453-7191) or mail: 1279 Clinton Ave Benton, 04901
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Hunting/Fishing Licenses can be done over the phone for renewals or online here.
Practice Social Distancing. Please review the CDC's guidancehere.
Understand the risk factors here.
Hours are 9 AM to Noon the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. 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.
Our Selectmen Minutes now has it's own page. The link is above on the main menu. We appreciate your patience as we update our new page. Eventually our selectmen minutes will be moved to this location