Town Contact Information
Town of Deer Isle, P.O. Box 46, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Treasurer/Tax Collector Telephone: 348-6060
Town Clerk: 348-6060; Fax: 348-9398; Selectmen’s office: 348-2324
Treasurer/Tax Collector: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thu., 4-7 p.m.
Town Clerk: Mon., Wed., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thu., 4-7 p.m.
Selectmen’s Office: Mon.-Fri., 12-4 p.m.
Selectmen meet Thu., 6 p.m., town hall.
Deer Isle is a blend of the many reasons that natives never want to leave and visitors long to stay forever. The natural beauty of the area, its history, the fishing industry, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and more all draw those who come to truly value the town for its breadth of unique offerings.
Traditional trades included fishing and boatbuilding. Deer Isle’s maritime traditions are alive today in the fishing boats that work off her coast and in the legions of sailors trained in her waters. Perhaps the best known of earlier sailors were the America’s Cup crews of 1895 and 1899, composed entirely of Deer Isle men. Establishing a formidable reputation, the Deer Isle crews won each of the races in which they participated.
Still the home of winning teams, the Island schools’ chess teams regularly win accolades at the state and national championship levels, as do its sports and Odyssey of the Mind teams. Located here are the Island’s two largest public and private employers: the elementary and high school complex and the nonprofit Island Nursing Home and Care Center, founded in 1975.
Lew Ellis, chmn. 348-2421
Ronald Eaton 348-6857
Twyla Weed 348-6921
Town Clerk & Registrar
Rebekah Knowlton 348-6060
Myra (Lorraine) Weed 348-6060
Rebekah Knowlton 348-2324
Animal Control Officer
Allan van Reijsen 401-829-2303
Anthony Eaton 348-2862
Holly Eaton 348-2495
Danny Hypes 348-9921
Code Enforcement Officer,
Alternate Plumbing Inspector
Judy Jenkins 266-0785
Marion Foss 348-6939
Island Recreation Committee
Walter Kumiega III 348-2548
Eva Weed, Haley McDonald, Elissa Haskell, Garrett Aldrich, Rebecca Emerson, Amanda Poyant
Jeremy Stewart, chmn. 348-9963
Eric Ziner 348-2601
Tom Leigh, alt.
Rob Brown 348-2247
Bert Schmidt 460-9917
Judy Crocker, Derek Crocker, Alton Smith, Chip Cochrane, David Joyce Jr.
Bills mailed first part of July and due Aug. 31.
Interest on unpaid bills: 7 percent.
To appeal the assessment, see the assessors.
Shoreland zoning, flood plain, subdivision, shellfish conservation, wind energy systems ordinance.
Building: Judy Jenkins
Plumbing: Rob Brown
Deer Isle 04627 348-6944
Lobby: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.; Sat., 8-11 a.m.
Little Deer Isle 04650 348-6812
Lobby: Every day, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.; Sat., 7:30-11 a.m.
Sunset 04683 348-6989
Lobby: Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Fri., 11:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.; Sat., 7:30-11 a.m. Hours subject to change.
Deer Isle by the Numbers
Total area: 18,560 (29 sq. mi.)
Land: 18,477 acres
Bog: 1,702 acres
Flood: 508 acres
Inland water: 83 acres
Shoreline: 87.25 miles
Education Contact Numbers
Union 76 Superintendent of Schools
251 North Deer Isle Rd. Unit 1, Deer Isle
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
Carla Magoon, prin. 348-6301
Deer Isle-Stonington High School
Todd West, prin. 348-2303
CSD 13 Directors (Island-wide)
Stephen York, chmn. 367-5807
Holly Eaton 348-2495
Skip Greenlaw 367-5810
Jane Osborne 348-5274
Virginia Peacock 367-2985
Elizabeth Perez Steele 322-6529
CSD Board meetings:
First Tue. of month, 5:30 p.m.
Enrollment numbers from Deer Isle (Oct. 2015)
Grades K-8 137
Grades 9-12 63
Emergency and Public Services
Trash & Recycling
Open to Deer Isle residents with dump stickers only. Dump hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. Items accepted for recycling: newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, corrugated cardboard, tin cans, aluminum foil, #2 plastic, lobster traps, residential fluorescent bulbs only. No oil accepted.
Former elementary school (summer only).
To report a fire: 911
Chief Brent Morey 348-6133
Asst. Chief Donn Heanssler 348-6627
Asst. Chief John Weed 348-6092
Asst. Chief James Foley 348-2706
Station (non-emergency) 348-6618
Fire permits available from fire chief. Meets first, second and third Wed., 7 p.m.
Barred Island Preserve (Sunset), Bowcat Overlook (LDI), Causeway Beach, Mariner’s Park (DI), Edgar M. Tennis Preserve (Sunshine), Pine Hill Preserve (LDI), Reach Beach (at Gray’s Cove, DI), Scott’s Landing (DI), Shore Acres Preserve (Greenlaw District Rd., DI).
South of village, public launch area, across from the Mill Pond. Parking is limited, no ramp or float.
Forest Hill, Reach Rd.; Hillside, Sunset; Howard’s Hill, Little Deer Isle; Gray’s Hill, Eggemoggin Rd., Little Deer Isle; Mt. Adams and The Old Cemetery, Deer Isle; Mt. Warren, South Deer Isle.