207-778-4046                                                                                                                                                                   Town Clerk ~ Pamela Griswold

Town Office Hours: Monday (closed to the public for training), Wednesday 1-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2-6 p.m.







New Sharon History Links:

Pictorial History

New Sharon Bridge

Growing Up In New Sharon

Past Residents of New Sharon

Back In The Day

Historic Bridge Demise

Videos courtesy of The New Sharon Historical Society, Spencer Thompson and Darlene Power.







New Sharon Village Elders

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FMI contact Wendy Pond 778-9025 or Anisa Welch 778-3748




Help Wanted

The Town of New Sharon is seeking a part-time, on-call as needed Animal Control Officer to serve until March, 2016.

Responsibilities include a variety of routine and complex enforcement, prevention and public safety work relating to State Law. The position responds to any and all issues relating to domestic animals within town boundaries. The position shall report to the Board of Selectmen and includes day, evening and weekend work as needed.

A letter of interest, resume and three professional references should be sent to the Town of New Sharon, PO Box 7, New Sharon, ME 04955 marked Attention: ACO Search.

The successful candidate should have a valid Maine Driver’s License, telephone contact and reliable transportation. Compensation will be based upon the number of calls responded to bi-weekly, and must be documented by the successful candidate for review by the Board.

The Town of New Sharon is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The New Sharon Community Improvement Team is sponsoring the 4th Annual Averil Butterfield Scarecrow Reunion. The team chose to name the reunion in memory of Averil, the owner of the parcel of land where the reunion is held, and a past member of the team. She enjoyed the reunion and loved looking out her  window to see all the fun scarecrows that had been erected.

Entry forms can be picked up at Douin's Market, Sandy River Farm Supply, Tracy's Kountry Kitchen or they can be downloaded here (Rules, Entry Form). They can be returned to Douin's Market, Sandy River Farm Supply, Tracy's Kountry Kitchen, or the New Sharon Town Office.

Scarecrows can be set up anytime October 3 or 4 and be taken down October 25. The Scarecrow Reunion will take place on the parcel of land between Route 2 and the Post Office Road in New Sharon.

FMI: Contact Wendy Pond 778-9025 or Anisa Welch 778-3748.






To order Vital Records (birth certificates, marriage records, death certificates, divorce records - use the State of Maine's VitalCheck site.



The Town of New Sharon is excited to welcome Pam Griswold as the new Town Clerk/Tax Collector. Pam officially begins Monday, August 17 having previously served as Deputy Clerk and Tax Collector from 1990-2008.

The Town Office will be closed the week of August 17 through 21 to allow Pam and other staff to attend mandatory training as required by the State of Maine.

Office hours starting the week of August 24 will be: Monday’s (training day, closed for public business); Wednesday’s 1-7 p.m. open to the public; Friday’s 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. open to the public.

Updates will be posted here with any cancellations due to additional training requirements mandated by the State of Maine. We ask for your patience and understanding during this transition.



RSU 9 School Budget Vote Results



State of Maine Unclaimed Property

List of Unclaimed Property for residents of New Sharon


Assessor's Agents and Single Assessors



Monday 10 am-1:30 pm; 2-6 pm

Wednesday 1 - 7 pm            

Friday  10 am-1:30 pm; 2-6 pm



NEW! To better serve our residents, Town Ordinances and Forms are being scanned and added to this site. Please check back often for additions. You'll find these resources by clicking here.



Open Dog Licensing for residents in the Town of New Sharon. Please provide dog information including rabies vaccination and alteration details when licensing your dog.


DUE 4/1/15: PERSONAL PROPERTY REQUEST FORMS. Download a form - just click here.

A note about Personal Property Tax from the Maine Municipal Association



Join in Wednesday evenings 7 PM at the town office building for the weekly singalong.  Sing, play along, or just listen.  FMI contact Carlton Kaherl, 778-9803.



Meetings are held at 5:30 at the Town Office, second and fourth Mondays of each month, May through September.  Projects include community flower gardens, vegetable garden, and more. 

FMI contact Co-Chairs Wendy Pond 778-9025 or Anisa Welch 778-3748

    Welcome to New Sharon, Maine


    Welcome to our official website, used to communicate with our residents, businesses and visitors.   We will strive to provide up-to-date information on town services and events. Check back often for updates.


    New Sharon, located in southern Franklin County, is a rural community with a rich history. The town was granted to the early settlers in 1791 by the state of Massachusetts and was incorporated in 1794. It encompasses an area of approximately 28, 600 acres. 


    The town once boasted of 16 school houses, 4 churches, 3 sawmills and a gristmill, along with chair, shoe, shovel-handle, carriage, and clothing factories. Today, there is an elementary school, three churches, a fire station and a post office, along with numerous small businesses.  


    New Sharon, with its scenic hills, pastures, ponds and woodland offers numerous opportunities for year-round recreation, including fishing, hunting, canoeing, ATV riding, snowmobiling, skating, and scenic photography.