Boothbay Harbor Town Seal

Announcements

03/25/2020 COVID-19 Closure Update
03/23/2020 Public Notice - Public Hearing on proposed code changes
03/19/2020 Town Office Closed to foot traffic as of 1:00 pm 3/19/20
03/17/2020 Town Managers Provide Guidelines for Accessing Municipal Services
03/13/2020 Public Notice to our customers COVID-19
03/05/2020 Public Announcement: Town of BBH follows CDC Guidelines
03/03/2020 Elections
01/31/2020 Absentee Ballots Available
11/13/2019 Positions Available
10/22/2019 Dog Licenses now available
10/17/2019 Storm Public Notice

Upcoming Calendar Items See All

March
7:00 p.m.
Selectmen's Meeting Agenda
Mon
30
April
7:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Selectmen Meeting
Mon
13
April
7:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Room
Selectmen Meeting
Mon
27
May
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fire Station
Municipal Elections
Fri
01
May
9:00 am
BRES gymnasium
Town Meeting
Sat
02

Recent Documents See All

03/30/2020 Board of Selectmen Meeting
03/23/2020 Proposed 2020 Code Changes
03/23/2020 Board of Selectmen Agenda 3-23-30
03/23/2020 Public Hearing Proposed 2020 Code Changes
03/23/2020 Proposed 2020 Code Enforcement Changes
03/11/2020 Planning Board Agenda 3-11-2020
03/09/2020 Selectmen Agenda 3-9-20
03/05/2020 Blasting Public Notice
03/03/2020 Application for Absentee Ballot
02/25/2020 Mooring Wait List Application

Town of Boothbay Harbor

The earliest attempts at settling the Boothbay Harbor region were made by fishermen, but these settlements were ravaged by King Phillip’s war in 1675 and Indian forays in 1690. The area remained uninhabited until 1729. At that time, the entire Boothbay Harbor region became the settlement of Townsend, which included present day Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay and Southport. In 1746, the settlement petitioned the general Court of Massachusetts for incorporation. Governor Bernard signed the act of incorporation, naming the area Boothbay. The first town meeting was 1765, and the first school established in 1767. The Town of Southport split from Boothbay in 1842, followed by Boothbay Harbor in 1889. On February 16, 1889 the Town of Boothbay Harbor was formed by act of the State Legislature.