Important Information


Shirley School Board Meeting

Monday December 12th, 2022

at 6:30 pm in the Shirley Library

Selectmen Meetings

Wednesday 14th

Wednesday 28th

at 6:00pm in the Shirley Library

Attention All Dog Owners

 As of October 15, 2022, you may

license your dog for the 2023 year.

All dogs 6 months of age and older must be

licensed every year by January 31.

Please bring up to date Rabies Vaccination papers.

The current dog license fee:

$6.00 Neutered or Spayed dogs    $11.00 Unaltered Dogs

**A late fee of $25.00 will be charged for dogs licensed after January 31, 2023.

If your dog has passed away, please call to notify us.

(All fees are regulated by the State of Maine)

Town Office

89 West Road

(207) 695-3257

Tuesday:          9am – 2pm

Wednesday:     9am – 2pm

Thursday:      12pm – 5pm

Shirley Residents

This is a reminder that you need to have your Tax Stabilization Forms into the Town Office before December 1, 2022.

You will receive a letter in the mail if your form has been approved or denied.

Thank you

Town of Shirley

Shirley Historical Society

The Shirley Historical Society has put out their first newsletter.

You can pick up a free copy at the Shirley Town Office.

Tuesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Public Hearing

 Notice of Public Hearing

The Municipal Officers of the Town of Shirley will hold a Public Hearing to hear public comment on the following:

Proposed amendments to the Town of Shirley General Assistance Appendices A-G.

Said Public Hearing to be held in the Shirley Public Library at 89 West Rd. on Wednesday October 5, 2022, at 6:00pm immediately following will be the Selectmen Meeting.

Additional information can be obtained at the Shirley Town Office.


Carolyn Nye, Town Clerk

Shirley Town Residents

There will be road work on the Blanchard Road starting Tuesday September 20th & Wednesday September 21st.

Thank you for your understanding

Shirley Bulky Waste Day

For Shirley property owners only!

Saturday September 10th,

from 8 am until full.

Please do not drop off items before 8 am!!

Drop off container will be on south side of railroad tracks

Separate ALL Metal!!

NO TV’s, Refrigerators or anything with

Mercury (i.e., fluorescent light bulbs)

Anything else goes!!!!

Town of Shirley Bid

The Town of Shirley is accepting bids for 1,000 feet of road work on Blanchard Road.

Showing on August 22, 2022

Will meet at the Shirley Town office located at 89 West Road 1:00pm

Bids will be opened at Selectmen’s Meeting on Wednesday September 7, 2022

Call Selectmen Norman Beckwith with any questions

Home: 695-3587 Cell: 249-8120

The Board of Selectmen reserve the right to accept or reject all bids.

Town Meeting

Monday June 20th, 2022

Town Hall 6:00pm

Town Warrant

If you would like a copy of the Town Warrant, click here.

If you would like a copy of the Town Warrant results, click here.

Primary Election

Tuesday June 14th

Shirley Town Hall

Polls open: 10:00am

Polls close: 8:00pm

Bulky Waste Day

“Shirley Bulky Waste Day”

For Shirley property owners only!

Saturday May 28th 2022

from 8 am until 11 am.

Please do not drop off items before 8 am!!

Drop off container will be on south side of railroad tracks

Separate ALL Metal!!

NO TV’s, Refrigerators or anything with

Mercury (i.e., fluorescent light bulbs)

Anything else goes!!!!

Special Town Meeting

There will be a Special Town Meeting held in the Town Hall on April 11, 2022, at 6pm. For more information click here. Results can be found here.

Hunting/Fishing Licenses

Shirley residents after June 30th, 2022, will no longer be able to obtain a Fishing/Hunting License at the Town Office. You may obtain your license at the Greenville Town Office, Indian Hill Trading Post, or by going to the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Website:

Thank you,

Town Office

Town Office

(207) 695-3257

Tue 9:00am – 2:00pm
Wed 9:00am – 2:00pm
Thu 12:00pm – 5:00pm

General Assistance

Information can be found by clicking here.

Recent Town News

  • PO Box Addresses
    You may have noticed that our Town of Shirley has been growing. The Postmaster Loretta from Greenville will be adding another set of mailboxes. It is important to understand that going forward everyone that had/has …

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  • Vehicle, Boat, ATV & Snowmobile Registrations
    The Town of Greenville will now be taking over all vehicle, boat, ATV, and snowmobile new and current registrations including stickers.  The Town of Greenville office is located at 7 Minden St., Greenville, Maine 04441  …

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  • 2021 Tax Commitment & Annual Town Book
    You can find the 2021 Shirley Tax Commitment PDF by clicking here. You can also find out any other tax information by going to the top of the page and looking under departments and then taxes. …

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  • New Office Hours
    The office hours for Thursday is changing to 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Town Information

Request for Information

Print off this form and mail it or bring it to the Shirley Town Office. Click here.

General Assistance

Information can be found by clicking here.

Property Tax Stabilization

To learn more about this program and how to join click here.

Vital Records

Copies of Vital Records can only be obtained by filling out the appropriate application

Vehicle Registration

All Registrations are now done at the Greenville Town Office or by following the links below.

For Vehicle Registrations click here.

For Recreation Vehicle Registrations (ATV, Snowmobiles, and Boats) please click here.

Greenville Town Office

7 Minden St.

 Greenville, Maine 04441 

Office hours Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm 

Phone: (207) 695-2421 

They have a drop box outside the office for your convience.

Special Town Meetings

Town Hall

The Shirley Town Hall is open again. Town Hall rental forms are available at the town office. See Carolyn (Town Clerk) to reserve a date and get a key and coffee pot (if needed). Rules for the use of the Town Hall. Form for reserving the Shirley Town Hall can be found here.

Trash pick-up and Recycling

For more information click here.

Dog Licensing and ATV Access

Can be found by clicking here.

Shirley Public Library

Librarian: Peggy Phillips

Open on Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm.
*Also open during town office hours.

Library hours are open during the regular hours that the town office is open, which are Tues 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wed 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Thursday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Librarian Peggy Phillips will be in the library on Thursdays from 4-5 pm.  Please don’t hesitate to come in and browse or use the “ancient” computers!!!

**Free Wi-Fi is also available and can be accessed from the office parking lot.

Shirley Public Library, Shirley, Maine.

Shirley Historical Society

Shirley lies south of Moosehead Lake and was part of the Bingham purchase.  The East Branch of the Piscataquis River begins in the township north of this, within four miles of Moosehead Lake, and flows southward through Shirley.  In the northwest part of Shirley, the Shirley Bog flows south joining with the east branch in Blanchard.  In the past, these streams were used to float logs which grew upon its bank.

This township was purchased by Messrs Shaw and Jabez True in the winter of 1829.  Soon families moved in, sawmills were built, a clapboard machine was in operation, a Post Office established, a grist mill, and schoolhouses were built.      

In March of 1834 the town was incorporated as the Town of Shirley.

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