Important Information


Bids for Paving needed

The Town of Shirley is accepting bids for paving the following roads.

3100′ on Upper Shirley Corner Rd

160′ on the North Rd

160′ on the Blanchard Rd

Lower Shirley Corner Rd/Route 15 intersection

Town Office Parking Lot

Showing will be September 22nd at 1:00pm meet at the Shirley Town Office

Opening bids will be October 3rd at 6:00pm at the Shirley Town Office.

Bids for Ditching needed

The Town of Shirley is accepting bids for Ditching 1000′ on the Blanchard Rd.

You need to have 325 or larger excavator. 

Showing will be September 22nd at 9:00am meet at the Shirley Town Office

Opening bids will be October 3rd at 6:00pm at the Shirley Town Office

Town of Shirley

“Shirley Bulky Waste Day”

For Shirley property owners only!

Saturday September 30th,

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!!!!

Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday June 19th at 6:00pm in the Town Hall.

Town Warrant can be found by clicking here.

Town Warrant Results can be found by clicking here.

The Town Book can be picked up in the Shirley Post Office or the Town Office.

Town Book can be downloaded by clicking here.

Notice Of Public Town Hearing

The Town of Shirley, Maine Selectmen will hold a public hearing on June 8, 2023.

Public Discussion/Information: To see if the town wishes to close the winter road maintenance of a portion of the Blanchard Road from 33 Blanchard Road /Shirley Town Line for a period of 10 years from November 1st to May 30th.

Date of Public Hearing:  June 8, 2023 (Thursday)

Time:  6:00 PM

Place:  Shirley Town Hall

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.

Vital Records

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

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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