Welcome to Stetson...

Welcome to Stetson, Maine! A small town with just over 1,000 residents, Stetson has always taken pride in its strong rural character. Located 17 miles west of Bangor, people originally came to settle here because of the scenic beauty, excellent farmland after it was cleared, and an abundance of lumber. Natural resources including forestland, abundant wildlife, wetlands, water resources and unique natural areas contribute greatly to the quality of life. At six miles square, Stetson continues to provide open space and recreational activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Pleasant Lake, located entirely within the town's borders, is a scenic 798 acre lake known for its excellent fishing and clean water. A scattering of camps and homes around its seven miles of shoreline have not detracted from its beauty or character. A second source of community pride is our historic Stetson Meetinghouse. Located in the center village, this beautiful building continues to serve as a gathering place for town meetings, public functions and community dinners.

While Bangor is the economic/employment center of the area, Stetson has taken on the identity of a bedroom - type community. Although experiencing moderate population growth, the town continues to maintain a rural, relaxed, yet active community atmosphere. Town government has always had the good fortune to have strong and conscientious leadership. Stetson has a history of fiscal responsibility, a relatively stable tax rate and maintains a capacity for growth. While welcoming such growth, Stetson continues to encourage safeguards and goals for protecting its natural resources and quality of life features well into the future.


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Upcoming Events and Reminders

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The Town of Stetson’s Fire Department is presently covered by the Town of Levant and Northern Light Rescue.

Selectmen’s Meetings:   2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.  We thank the regulars who come to the Selectmen’s meetings and appreciate your questions and participation,

Town Office will be Closed on the following dates

July 5th Holiday
September 6th Holiday

Certified Tax Lien Demand Notices will be mailed July 30 for unpaid Fiscal Year 2021 Taxes.

Tax Bills for Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) will be mailed in September
1st half due by November 15, 2021 2nd half due by May 15, 2022

Planning Board Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month

“Per Joe Gray, Road Commissioner, the plow trucks will now be turning around at the 4-Way intersection of Birch Way and Retreat Estates”

Town of Stetson is seeking:


If interested contact Stetson Town Office 296-3232

Assessing Agent
Danielle Davis
2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month

8:00am to 3:30pm

Code Enforcement Officer/Plumbing Inspector
Al Tempesta

Thursdays except the 4th Thursday of month.
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Animal Control Officer
Noel Sirabella
Home: 379-2776 Cell: 478-4220
( please contact your ACO with your animal concerns or problems )

If you wish to request Vital Statistic Records at Town Office

( birth – death - marriage)

(please bring proof of ID and linage)

Stetson Town Office is located at: 394 Village Road
Stetson Town Office mailing address is: P.O. Box 85 Stetson, ME 04488
( misaddressed mail will be returned to sender by the post office )


New Hours for Window Service at the Stetson Post Office
Facility Retail Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 12:00pm  

Saturday - 7:30am to 11:15am





Happy Spring! Even though its not officially Spring it looks like it.

We will soon be seeing Pussy Willow and Dandelion blooms which will make some of us happy.

We have been busy getting Zoom connected so we can share our Select Board
meetings with you the residents of the town.

We have been busy working on the new budget, and we have checked into LED lights
for the town. We have discussed having lights put at two dangerous intersections because
people have been running the stop signs without slowing down which is very dangerous.
One is at Lakins Road and East Newport Road and the other is at Merrill Road and LaPoint Road.

We want to put new signs out by the Library/Fire Station Complex and the Town Office so we can post upcoming events and we are checking on prices for them.
We would like to see more of you attending Selectmen's meetings. We understand
If you don't attend in person but hope you will participate by Zoom.

We would like you to attend the Annual Town Meeting on June 12th. It is so important
for you to attend as how we are spending your money will be decided then.

We have a newly formed Cemetery Committee. Julie Brownie is the Chairman with
committee members Delores Butler and Rosa Bellefleur. Together they are working diligently
to get new ordnances in place, etc.

We thank you for your interest in our town

Respectfully submitted,
Board of Selectmen