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Welcome to the Town of Sidney, Maine

Veterans MemorialSidney, a fast-growing, picturesque central Maine town of just over four thousand people, is located between Augusta and Waterville along the west side of the Kennebec River. Sidney was settled in the 1760's as part of Vassalboro and was incorporated as a town on January 30, 1792. The town was named for Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) who was English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age.  

Once an agricultural community known especially for its production of hay and apples, Sidney is still home to working farms and retains its rural character. Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District. Bordered on the west by Messalonskee Lake, Sidney is a welcoming community that offers recreational opportunities, successful businesses, an excellent education for its children, and friendly neighbors!

2020 Census Population:  4,645

Number of parcels:  1,900 

Taxable Acres:  30,000

Land Area:  31,014

Bog/Swamp:  760

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The Town Office and Public Works will be closed on 7/4/24 in observance of Independence Day. Public Works will be closed 6/28/24 through 7/5/24.

Residents shall register all dogs over 6 months of age. Proof of rabies is required.

Stay tuned as the Town works to have a new digital sign installed! We are hoping this helps keep the community updated.

There are many residents that have come upon hard times and are in need of heating aid. These people are employed and they generally are not eligible for General Assistance. By the generosity of...

Upcoming Events

24 Jun 2024; 06:00PM - 09:00PM Code Enforcement Hours
24 Jun 2024; 06:30PM - Select Board Meeting
27 Jun 2024; 05:00PM - 08:00PM Code Enforcement Hours
01 Jul 2024; 12:00AM Public Works Yearly Vacation Closure
01 Jul 2024; 06:00PM - 09:00PM Code Enforcement Hours
01 Jul 2024; 06:30PM - Select Board Meeting

Town Calendar

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Congratulations to both Sidney Fire and Sidney Rescue for being presented the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers!
Congratulations to the Town of Sidney for being presented the Safety and Health Award for Public Employers!

Town Office Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Wed Noon to 6:00 PM


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Town Office Address & Phone #'s

2986 Middle Road
Sidney, Maine 04330

(207) 547-3340
(207) 547-3159

(207) 547-5054  

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