Welcome To The Town Of Sidney, Maine

2010 Census Population:  4,208 - Number of parcels:  1,900 - Taxable Acres:  30,000
Land Area:  31,014 - Bog/Swamp:  760

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 Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District.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!

Upcoming Events

Students from the James H Bean School delivered Hero Bags to the Shepherd Road Station to recognize Sidney Fire and Rescue Departments today, Thursday, February 14, 2019. The Sidney Fire and Rescue Departments would like to extend appreciation for the time and effort the students put into purchasing, organizing, and delivering the Hero Bags. Such a thoughtful way to recognize the heroes of this community!

Fire Rescue Hero 5th graders


From the James H Bean School - Mrs. St. Peter (Principal), Mrs. Johnson (Fifth Grade Teacher), and students.

Sidney Fire Chief Richard Jandreau


The Town is seeking residents who are interested with updating the current Comprehensive

Plan. If you want to get involved, please contact Angela Nelson at 547-3159                                 


The United States 2020 Census is looking for temporary, local work.

They pay $16.50 per hour plus 58 cents per mile.

Apply online at: 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-562-202



 2019 Tax bills will be mailed out during the second week of July.

2019 mil rate is set at $12.55 per thousand. This increase is due to:

the RSU, County Tax, and PSAP budget increases.

Quick Reference and Online Services

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Town Office

2986 Middle Road
Sidney, Maine 04330

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

(207) 547-5054  

Other Offices and Hours

Our Schools