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.


Hunting & Fishing
Licenses Online


Upcoming Events and Reminders



The Stetson Town Office is Open to the Public regular hours, with restrictions due to COVID-19.
For your protection, we continue to enforce the 6 foot distancing requirement. Will allow1 resident in the office at a time with 2 in the entry way at a time.
For the convenience of residents with multiple transactions we welcome appointments. Appointments will be be considered first. We recommend a mask be worn for the safety of all. It has been a trying time for all of us and we appreciate your patience during this transition.

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

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

Planning Board Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month

Town of Stetson is seeking:


If interested contact Stetson Town Office 296-3232

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

Code Enforcement Officer/Plumbing Inspector
Al Tempesta

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




Greetings from your Board of Select persons.

This is our last letter before the elections. Sadly, we will be saying Good Bye to Charles Leighton.
He decided he wouldn't run again. We want to thank him for his years of dedication to the Town of Stetson.
We all wish him well.

It has been a crazy six months of the new year. The COVID-19 took all of us by surprise with
everything closing throughout the state and nation. The most surprising of all I think, to a lot of us,
was the school closings. As a town we have gone through many changes with patience and will continue to go
through new changes. Our office stayed open for calls and the ladies at the town office worked diligently and
got things ready for elections and town meeting. While other town offices closed down ours stayed open and
questions were answered as the calls came in. Town Reports are done and the budget is done.

We have an agreement with the Levant Fire Department to work with us and to be our first
responder. They have already responded to approximately six calls. We plan to continue with them monthly
until after Town Meeting. They took our fire trucks to be inspected and checked over to make sure they are
ready to go when the time comes. We are not selling the fire trucks as has been rumored.

Elections are coming right up. Please go out and vote and please attend Town Meeting.
It is very important for you to be there. Don't let 32 or so people decide for the town what is spent or decided
on for the town.

The dirt roads were graded and are in great shape. Apparently the recycled gravel that our road
commissioner used on the dirt roads last year is working and we didn't have to deal with mud ruts this year.

We hope you have a great 4th of July and summer.

Thank you

Respectfully submitted,
Board of Selectmen