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Maine has nearly 500 municipalities. Local government in Maine provides many essential services to the citizens of the community, including:
- road construction and maintenance,
- solid waste disposal,
- water utilities and waste water treatment,
- police and fire protection and emergency rescue,
- land use planning and building inspection,
- and public education for grades Kindergarten through 12.
Many Maine municipal services are available online through Maine.gov and available to you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for your convenience. Some of these services are available statewide. Some are offered in participating municipalities only. If your town/city does not participate in one of the services, please contact your municipal office directly to express interest.