Important Information

Special Town Meeting

Special Town Meeting to elect a select board member

Will be held on Monday July 29th in the Shirley Town Hall at 6:00pm.

Due to the printer at the office being down please see the Town Clerk for a copy of the Special Town Warrant and the Return of the Warrant.

Important Notice

The Select Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday July 10th at 6:00pm in the Shirley Library has been cancelled.

The select board meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday July 24th at 6:00pm in the Shirley Library

Town Office Closed

The Town Office will be closed starting Tuesday July 2nd – Thursday July 04th.

The Town Office will reopen Tuesday July 9th – Thursday July 11th normal business hours.

If you have an emergency, you can call Nick Hanson 280-2277.

Thank you

Special Town Meeting

Town of shirley

Special Town Meeting

Friday June 28, 2024

Shirley Town Office


The selectmen will be taking a vote to accept the resignation of a selectboard member.

Town Meeting Warrant Results

The results of the Town Meeting Warrant can be found 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

General Assistance

Information can be found by clicking here.

Maine Freedom of Access Act: Your Right to Know

Information can be found by clicking here.

Bring this form to the Town Office with your request by clicking here.

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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