Featured: Winter Parking Ban & Overnight Parking

Winter Parking Ban in effect from December 1 to April 1. During the winter months of 2017 & 2018, public parking lots at Waterman Drive and the Boat Launch at Bug Light Park are available for city residents and their guests to temporarily park during the winter parking ban. Read More

Short Term Rental Registration
As a result of the receipt of a certified referendum petition, the South Portland City Council will conduct a public hearing on April 3, 2018 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers on whether to (a) repeal Ordinances #12-17/18 and #13-17/18 regarding short-term residential rental regulations, or (b) to send the ordinances to referendum vote. Read More
Events & Event Permits
As warmer weather approaches, the City would like to remind residents and groups planning an event taking place on City property of the need to submit an Event Application. The application can be obtained at the City Clerk's office and needs to be completed and returned to the Clerks' office at least 30 days prior to the event date. Read More
Property Tax Assistance Program
Applications MUST be RECEIVED by April 13, 2018. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact Rebekka Conley at 767-7609. Click here to download the application and view the FAQs. Read More

To see all scheduled City Committee Meetings visit the Calendar

Schedule for City Council Department Budget Hearings: 

  • Monday, March 19 – Manager provides City Council with budget electronically (next day provides hard copy)
  • Thursday, April 5th – (7 pm) School and Municipal budget presentations/public hearing
  • Thursday, April 12th  – Workshop 1 on various department budgets
    • 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Library
    • 5:45 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. Human Resources, Civil Service, General Assistance
    • 6:35 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Planning & Development, Street Opening, Sewer Impact
    • 7:20 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. Police/Dispatch
    • 8:10 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Executive, Corporation Counsel, City Buildings, Contingency, Abatement, Reserve, County Tax, Grants, Other
  • Thursday, April 19th – Workshop 2 on various department budgets
    • 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Fire
    • 5:50 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. Sustainability
    • 6:20 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. Public Works
    • 7:10 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. Parks and Recreation, Harbor Commission, Boat Ramp, Portland Street Pier
  • Thursday, April 26th – Workshop 3 on various department budgets
    • 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. City Clerk
    • 5:15 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. Water Resource Protection
    • 6:05 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. Transportation, Bus
    • 7:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. SPC-TV, Information Technologies
    • 8:05 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. Finance/Assessing, Debt, Employee Benefits
    • 8:25 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. TIF/Economic Development
    • 8:55 p.m. to 9:15 p.m Wrap Up
  • Thursday, May 3rd – 5pm: Final workshop on budget/resolve “parking lot” items/discuss School budget if needed
  • Tuesday, May 15th – (7pm) Public hearing/approval of school budget
  • Tuesday, June 19th – (7pm) Appropriation Resolve

To see all scheduled City Committee Meetings visit the Calendar

For the Week of March 26:

03/26/18   Board of Appeals
03/27/18   Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
03/27/18   Board of Harbor Commissioners - Workshop
03/27/18   Board of Education - Budget Workshop III
03/27/18   City Council Workshop
03/28/18   City Council - Goal Setting Workshop
03/28/18   Economic Development Committee
03/28/18   Planning Board
03/29/18   Board of Education - Budget Workshop IV
03/29/18   Affordable Housing Committee

Questions and Responses from City Council Meetings:

South Portland City Hall
25 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 767-3201

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

The Treasury Office and the City Clerk's Office remain open on Thursday  evenings until 6:30pm for the convenience of the public.



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All city offices, including Public Works and the Transfer Facility, will be closed on the following dates:


                                                     January 1                         New Year’s 2018
                                                    January 15                      Martin Luther King Day
                                                     February 19                        Presidents’ Day
                                                      April 16                              Patriots’ Day
                                                      May 28                              Memorial Day
                                                      July 4                            Independence Day
                                                  September 3                            Labor Day
                                                    October 8                            Columbus Day
                                                  November 12                        Veterans Day (Observed)
                                                  November 22                        Thanksgiving Day
                                                    December 25                           Christmas
                                                     January 1                        New Year’s Day 2019

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