Absentee Voting.  Click here.

  • State Absentee Ballot Request Service.  Click here.   

Alewife Warden  The Benton Alewife Warden is Rick Lawrence -  877-4492.

Animal Control Officer.  Kathy Ross 441-7121.

Any Deer Permit.  Click here.

Assessing.
  Click here.  

ATV registration.  Click here.    

  • ATV operation by children.  Click here.  
  • ATV Laws.  Click here.  

Automobile registration.  Registrations are handled during normal business hours.  For info on plates, fees, etc., click here. 

Benton Elementary School.  The phone number is 453-4240.  Click here for info on schools and MSAD49.

Benton Grange Hall.  The point of contact is Mary Colson, 453-4796. 

Benton History.   See "History" below.

BETE - Business Equipment Tax Exemption.  Click here.   

Birth records.  Click here. 

Boat Registration.  Click here.  

  • Boat operation age requirements.  Click here.  
  • Boating Laws.  Click here.    

Boston Post Cane.   For information and photos, click here.

Brian L. Buker / Frank W. Haskell Medal of Honor Bridge.  For more information, click here.

Building Inspector.  Click here.  

Burn Permits.  Burn permits are issued daily after 9:00 AM by the Fairfield Fire Department; call 453-2429.  Burn permits can also be purchased on-line from the State; click here

Cemeteries.  For info about Benton cemeteries and locations, click here.   To see the State's FAQ page about cemeteries, click here.

Clinton-Benton Transfer and Recycling Station/Trash Removal.  Click here.   

Code Enforcement.  Ross Nason 478-1813 

Death certificates.  Click here.  

Deer hunt.  For info on any deer permits, click here.

Disability license plates.
  First-time issue is done with the State BMV.  For an application, click here.   For answers to frequently asked questions, click here 

Dog Licensing.  For info, click here.  For information about dogs-at-large, barking dogs, etc., contact Kathy Ross, Animal Control Officer, at 441-7121.

Domestic Violence Help Lines.  Click here for toll-free phone numbers.  

Driver's License.  Click here.  

Elementary School.  The phone number is 453-4240.  Click here for info.  

EMERGENCIES   For any emergency, dial 9-1-1.  For non-emergency law enforcement matters, contact the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office or the Maine State Police.   For non-emergency fire and rescue issues (including burn permits), call the Fairfield Fire Department at 453-2429.  

Excise tax.  Vehicle registration fees are based on State fee, agent fee, title fee (if applicable) and excise tax.  For excise tax info, click here.

Farm Vehicles.  Click here

Farmland.  For info, click here  

Fire Department.   For any EMERGENCY, dial 9-1-1.  For non-emergency fire and rescue issues (including burn permits), call the Fairfield Fire Department at 453-2429.  

Fishing Licenses.  Click here.   For information about saltwater fishing license requirements, click here.

Flags

  • U.S. Flag Code.  Click here. 
  • POW/MIA Flag.  Click here.    

Food Pantry.  Click here. 

Game Warden   To reach a game warden 24-hours a day, please contact the Regional Communication Center (Augusta) at 1-800-452-4664.  For more info, click here.   

Garbage Disposal.  Click here.  

General Assistance.  Click here for info.    

  • General Assistance application.  Click here.  

Grange.  The point of contact for the Benton Grange is Mary Colson - 453-4796.

History.  For Benton history information, click here for early history.  Information about the first Town Meeting in 1842 is here.  Click here for an excerpt from the  Benton Comprehensive Plan.    

  • Benton Map circa 1845.  Click here to view.   

Homestead Exemption for Property Tax.   Click here.  

Hunter Safety Courses.  Click here.  

Hunting License.  Click here.    

  • Any deer permits.   Click here.
  • Junior Hunting Licenses.  For info, click here
  • Resident Lifetime License.  Click here.
  • Wildlife Management Districts.   Click here.
  • Complimentary Licenses including over-70.  Click here.     

Income Tax forms.  For Federal forms, click here.   For State forms, click here.  Tax relief programs, click here.   Tax forms are NOT available at the Town Office.

Library.  For info about the Benton library card program, click here

License plates.  See "Vehicle Registration" below.  To view plates available, click here.  Information about available plates is also available here.

Lot size for building.  Click here.  

Mail - Post Office info.  Click here.   

Maps - see "Road Maps," "Tax Maps," "Street Maps," "Shoreland Zoning," "Voting Districts in Benton"

Marriage license. Click here.   

MSAD 49.  Click here.    http://www.msad49.org/District/

Notary Public.  Search here.     

Parks.  Click here.  

  • State Parks.  Click here.     

Planning Board.  Click here.    

Plumbing Inspector.  Click here.  

Poison Control Center.  Click here for phone number and info.

Police Department  For any emergency, dial 9-1-1.  For non-emergency law enforcement matters, contact the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office   or the Maine State Police.     

Post Office.  For info, click here

Property Tax Refund.  Click here.

  • BETE    Click here.

Real Estate tax card information.  Click here or  e-mail/ fax (453-4428) or call (453-7191) the Town Office to have a card e-mailed.

Real Estate taxes.   Click here.   

Recycling.   Benton recycles through the Clinton-Benton Transfer and Recycling Station.   For more info, click here.   For general info, click here.   

Registrar of Voters.  Click here.      

Registrations, Automobile.  See "Vehicle Registration" below. 

Registration Reminders for Vehicles.  A reminder will be e-mailed.   Click here.  

Rent Refund Program.  Click here. 

Representatives.  To find your State and Federal elected officials, click here   

Road Map.  Click here.   

Schools.  Click here.  

School Board Members.  Click here.   

Selectmen.  Click here.   

Senators.  To find your elected State and Federal officials, click here.  

Setbacks.  Click here.  http://www.maine.gov/local/kennebec/benton/1048.html

Sexual Abuse Prevention.   For a list of phone numbers and contacts, click here.

Sewer bills.  For info, click here.   

Shoreland Zoning.  Click here

Snowmobile registrations.   For info, click here.  

  • Snowmobile Laws.  Click here.     

Snow Plowing.  For plowing of Town Roads, contact Len Poulin Inc. at 453-2169. 

Spirit of America Award.  The Benton recipients are on this page at the right panel.

State Representatives.  To find your State and Federal elected officials, click here

State Senator.  To find your State and Federal elected officials, click here. 

Street Map.  Click here for street map of Benton.   

Tax Maps.  Click here.   

Taxes.  Click here.     

Trails.  For information about the Kennebec-Messalonskee Trail which runs through Benton, click here.  There's also a trail in Benton along the Sebasticook River next to the Benton Town Office.  Photos of both trails are on the Town's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/townbenton).    

Trash Pickup.  Click here.  

Tree Growth.  For info, click here.        

Truck registration.  For fee info, click here; note: fees do not include excise tax, agent fee or title fee (if applicable).  For weight limits, click here.    

Vanity License Plates.  FVanity plates are obtained through the State.  Excise tax must be paid at the Town Office first.  For Vanity plate info and to order on line, click here.   For an application: click here

Vehicle Registration.  Click here.   Excise tax for vehicle registrations is based on MSRP; for more info, click here.    

Veterans license plate.  For info, click here.   

  • Decals for Veterans' plates.  For info, click here.  

Veterans Property Tax Exemption.  Click here.   

Violence/Abuse Help Lines.  Click here.  

Vital Records.  Click here.  For State info, click here.   

Voting.  Click here. 

  • Absentee Voting.  Click here.
  • Voting Districts in Benton.  Click here. 

Water - Water District.  Click here.  

Wildlife Management Districts.   Click here.

Zoning in Benton.   Click here for info and maps.




SPIRIT OF AMERICA AWARD  2017

The 2017 recipient's of the Spirit of America Award are Leo & June Caron. Mr. Caron has volunteered to be Benton's Hazardous Waste Day Representative, he is a member of the Planning Board, Budget Committee, & Alewife Festival Committee Member. Mrs. Caron is the Chairman for the Benton Alewife Festival.





























BENTON HISTORY





Benton First Congregational Church bell which was cast by Paul Revere.*  [photo by Ryan Liberty]

* The bell was moved from Boston by schooner up the Kennebec River in 1828 then taken by flatboat up the Sebasticook River.  The bell apparently was accidently dropped in the Sebasticook during the move from the flatboat to shore.   To read more, click here.

Information about the early history of Benton, click
here

Information about the Town Meeting in 1842 can be viewed here.

To view the Benton Town map from 1845, click here.

To view info from the 1909 publication "THE TOWN REGISTER," click here:  1909.
To view the 1909 Map from THE TOWN REGISTER, click here.


 
 

                                  SPIRIT OF AMERICA AWARD

The Spirit of America Award is presented in the name of Maine municipalities to local individuals, organizations and projects for commendable community service.

The initial recipient of the Benton Spirit of America Award (2008) was the Park and Veterans Committee for their efforts in beautifying and maintaining the Benton Riverfront Park including the addition of a Veterans Memorial site as part of the park.  Committee members and Selectmen pictured below from left to right are Kim Cormier (Selectman), Robin Patterson, Gary Dixon, Patrick Turlo (back), Idele Luce, Sharon Dixon, Ryan Liberty (back, Selectman) and First Selectman Mark Brown.  Other Committee members not present for photo: Richard Lawrence, Virginia Richards and Clinton Dyer.




The 2009 recipient of the Benton Spirit of America Award was Richard Lawrence, the Town’s Alewife Warden, who devoted many hours of volunteer effort including work with the State DEP and contractors to ensure the Town of Benton’s alewife fishery was a working (and profitable) venture.  Pictured below are First Selectman Mark Brown, Selectman Kimberley Cormier, Rick Lawrence and Selectman Ryan Liberty.



The 2010 recipients of the Spirit of American Award were Rock LaCroix, Gary Dixon and Patrick Turlo for their efforts in moving the Brian L. Buker Memorial from a site on the East Benton Road to the current location at the Town Office and Benton Riverfront Park with the Benton Veterans Memorial.   Pictured below are Selectman Kimberley Cormier, Rock LaCroix, Gary Dixon, First Selectman Ryan Liberty (back) and Patrick Turlo.  
Photographer - Selectman Melissa Patterson.


 

 

   The 2011 recipient of the Spirit of America Award was Rusty Bell for his donations trophies to the community, support of the honor roll program with free go-cart rides and mini-golf, support of the summer reading program, free batting cage use for PAL baseball teams and sponsorship of PAL teams.  Pictured below are Bruce Flaherty of the Spirit of American Foundation, Selectman Melissa Patterson, Selectman Kimberly Cormier, Rusty Bell and First Selectman Ryan Liberty.



The 2012 recipient of the award was Sheriff Randy Liberty for his efforts above and beyond the call-of-duty in promoting safety for Benton residents and assisting veterans in need.  Sheriff Liberty volunteered his time and efforts in support of the Benton Alewife Festival contributing to the success and safety of an outstanding Benton event.
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The 2013 recipient of the Spirit of America Award was Nancy Marcoux.  She helped and continues to help - Benton residents through her dedication and hard work at the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry.  Pictured:Nancy Marcoux


The 2014 recipient of the Spirit of America Award was Antoine Morin. He is the
chairman of the Benton Alewife Festival. Antoine arranged the first Lobster
and Alewife dinner this year, which hosted over 100 attendees. Without his dedication 
to the festival each year it would not be possible. Pictured: First Selectman Dan Chamberlain, Selectman/2014 Spirit of America recipient Antoine Morin and
Selectman Melissa Patterson. 


The 2015 recipient's of the Spirit of America Award are JMG Students (Jobs for Maine Graduates) & Jacob Marcoux. JMG students put in over 100 volunteer hours at our annual Alewife Festival and Lobster/Alewife dinner. Pictured: Selectman Antoine Morin, (Student) Nicole Kenney, (Student) Fernando Cuares, (Student) Lisa Hannon, (Teacher) Jacob Marcoux, First Selectman Dan Chamberlain & Selectman Melissa Patterson. 




   

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