When is city hall open?
Monday- Friday 8AM-4:30PM
Where can I get my blue recycling bin?
You can pick up a bin at Public Works, 530 Maine Avenue, during regular hours (Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4:30PM).
What is the trash pick up schedule?
The regular trash collection schedule is posted on our website.
Where can I dispose of bulky waste and demolition debris?
Bangor residents can bring their bulky waste and demolition debris to the Pine Tree Transfer Station.
The price for disposal is $127.00 per ton of waste.
Acceptable materials include:
Construction & Demolition Debris
Biomass & Fossil Fuel Boiler Ash
Wood Boiler Ash
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Unacceptable materials include:
Stoves / Ranges
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Hours of Operation for Pine Tree Transfer Station:
Winter Hours:(Nov. 15 - April 14)
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 7:30AM - 12:30PM
Summer Hours(April 15 - November 14)
Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Directions to Pine Tree Transfer Station:
1-95 South to exit 180. Turn right onto Coldbrook Road, take first left at traffic signals onto the Emerson Mill Road (Dysarts is on the left), cross railroad tracks, pass under I-95, Pine Tree Transfer Station will be on the left.
How do I register my vehicle?
You can register a car, truck, motorcycle, camper or tent trailer using Rapid Renewal an online re-registration program.
You will need your current valid registration, current mileage and insurance information.
To register a new vehicle, Bangor residents will have to go to the Treasury Office located on the first floor of City Hall during operating hours (8AM - 4:30PM, Monday - Friday).
How can I get a copy of a birth certificate?
available at the town/city hall where the child was born, at the town/city hall where the mother was living at the time of the birth, and in Augusta at the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The Bangor City Clerk's Office maintains and issues birth certificates for individuals born in Bangor. If you are not certain of the Place of Birth, you may call the Office of Vital Statistics for the State of Maine in Augusta at (207) 287-3184. Birth records are available from the late 1700's to the present.
The following is helpful to us in locating an individual's record:
•NAME (at birth)
•DATE OF BIRTH
•HOSPITAL OR ADDRESS OF BIRTH
•MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME
Methods for requesting birth records:
Certified Copies of Birth Certificates are available during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) at our office on the first floor of Bangor City Hall. The fee is $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy of the same record. The requestor must fill out a request form, provide proof of identity and proof of lineage, if necessary. (Photocopies are not legal documents but may be purchased for $5.00 per record).
Birth records can be requested in writing through the mail by indicating the child’s full birth name, date of birth, and parents full name(s), including mother's maiden name. The person requesting the record must inlcude a photocopy of proof of identification and proof of lineage, if necessary. Send your request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:
73 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
A check payable to the City of Bangor must accompany your request. The fees are the same as for an in person request.
Please note, that all requests for records are generally processed the same day the request is received.
Where / How Do I Register to Vote?
The State of Maine allows residents to register to vote anytime, including the day of the election. Residents of Bangor may register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall during regular business hours. Proof of residency and proof of identity is required -- such as a driver's license indicating a physical street address in Bangor (not a post office box mailing address). If your driver's license shows a previous address, please bring other documents (checkbook, utility bills, etc.) that show your Bangor street address.
Residents may register to vote on election day at the polling place at which they vote. To assist us in making the voting process as easy as possible, we ask that you register in advance if at all possible.
If you are currently registered and wish to update any information (such as married name or residence address) that is pertinent to your voting record, please visit the Clerk's office or mail the new information to Registrar of Voters, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
Where / How do I acquire a dog license? When do I need to get a dog license?
Each dog six months of age or older must be licensed. Dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year. To register a new dog, please visit the Clerk's office in City Hall. To re-register a dog, you can do so online from October 15th - January 31st.
What programs and activities does the Parks & Recreation department offer?
A list of programs and activities offered by the Parks & Recreation department can be found here.
Do I need a building permit?
If you are in doubt, please call the code enforcement officer at 992-4230.
Building permits are typically needed for the following projects:
Residential work (decks, garages, fences, fireplaces, pools, water heaters, etc)
Renovations (garage conversions, basement furnishings, kitchen expansions, etc)
HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems)
Do I need a yard sale permit?
The City of Bangor requires all residents to obtain a permit when conducting a yard sale. The current fee for the permit is $5.00 and can be purchased in the code enforcement office (first floor in City Hall).
The permits are good for up to 3 consecutive days.
Please note that state and local laws prohibit signage on utility poles.
When are property taxes due?
Property taxes are due in two installments. Normally the first installment is due on or before September 15th and the second installment is due on or before March 15th unless the 15th is a non-business day.
Do you accept credit and/or debit cards to pay taxes and other fees?
The Treasury Office currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover for all transactions EXCEPT property tax payments. However, debit cards with a valid pin number can be used to make property tax payments in the office.
What do I need to bring with me to renew my motor vehicle registration?
You must have current proof of insurance and the exact mileage of the vehicle. To save time, you should also bring your old registration.
I just purchased a new car. What will I need to bring in order to register it?
If you purchased the vehicle from a Maine Licensed Dealer, then you will need the window sticker (if the car is brand new), a Title Application Form (usually blue), a Dealer Certificate (usually green), proof of insurance and the current mileage. Bring all of these items to the Treasury Office to pay the excise tax.
If you purchased the vehicle in a private sale, then you will need the prior title (if the vehicle is a 1995 or newer) signed by the previous owner listing you as the purchaser, a dated bill of sale that clearly identifies the vehicle, including the vehicle identification number, the seller's name, your name as the purchaser and the sale price, proof of insurance and current mileage. Please note that the City does not complete private sale registrations so after paying the excise tax you will need to go to the State of Maine Department of Motor Vehicles located in the Airport Mall on Union Street. The State will require you to fill out a new title application and a sales form. Both of these forms are available in the Treasury Office for your convenience.
Do I need a Title for my motor vehicle?
Any motor vehicle in Maine that is a 1995 or newer model year is required to have a title.
I sold my property, why did I get a tax bill?
Although the City's tax year runs from July 1st to June 30th the taxes are assessed against the owner of record on April 1st. The April 1st date is set by State Law and is used by all communities. If you disposed of or sold your property after April 1st you are still responsible to pay the assessed taxes, even if they have not been committed yet. A purchase / sale agreement is a private agreement between you and the buyer of the property and does not automatically terminate your tax obligation. If the City is required to file a tax lien for unpaid taxes, the lien will be filed in the name of the assessed owner as of April 1st. The City highly recommend that all taxes, not just the current installment, be paid in full at your closing.
What is stormwater?
After rain falls to the ground, one of three things can happen:
- the water soaks into the ground (becoming groundwater);
- it evaporates into the air; or
- it runs off (becoming stormwater), eventually reaching a stream, river, or lake.
As an area becomes more developed with roads, buildings, driveways, decks, and parking lots, more water runs into nearby streams and lakes and less is absorbed into the ground.
When the runoff from these surfaces enters a strem, it brings with it sand, dirt, salt, metals, fertilizer, and other pollutants, and raises the stream's temperature. This harms the health of the stream.
Where can I find a route map for the BAT?
Additional maps and schedules can be viewed on our website:City of Bangor - BAT schedules and routes