Welcome to the Town of Athens
The Town of Athens, Maine has been around for well over two hundred years and like many Maine towns gone through ups and downs. We think we are on an upswing and hope to continue to grow and prosper and keep all those interested in our little town and the surrounding area informed through this site.
Dog licenses are due by January 31, 2021. After this date there will be a $25 late fee per dog.
Notice of Public Hearing
Pursuant to State Statute (30-A M.R.S.A. *3753) there will be a meeting for public comment on the application of a Junkyard Permit to be located at 97 Boothby Road, Athens, Maine. The meeting will be held at the Town Office at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. All interested Athens residents are encouraged to attend. Any COVID-19 rules/restrictions will be applicable.
Transfer Station Stickers Expiring!
New Transfer Station stickers are available for purchase at the Town Office or at the Transfer Station. Cost is $2.00 each. Every vehicle must have a sticker. Each sticker will correspond to that vehicle’s license plate number. All previously issued stickers will not be valid after 12/31/2020.
Update to Town of Athens’ Response to COVID-19
To the Residents of Athens,
The Athens Town Office is now open to the public. Office hours will be on Mondays & Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Selectmen meetings are Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Our top priority will be to serve our residents and customers in a safe manner following state guidelines for COVID-19. New safety measures are listed below.
- Only three (3) people at a time are allowed in the Town Office. Others may wait outside and use social distancing (6 feet apart) or wait in their vehicles.
- While waiting in the waiting area please use social distancing (6 feet apart).
- We ask that you use face coverings in the waiting area.
- People are encouraged to bring their own pen.
- There will be no public restroom.
- If you are sick or not feeling well do not come in.
- Marriage licenses are by appointment only. Please call to schedule.
Thank you for your cooperation, and as always the online sites are available.
- Bureau of Motor Vehicles Rapid Renewal: Re-Registrations https://www.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
- Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife: ATV’S, Boats and Hunting/Fishing licenses
- VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS Emergency Legislation has extended vehicle registrations to a point 30 days beyond the end of the Governor’s declared State of Emergency. There are also provisions for private sale transactions.
Athens was settled by Revolutionary War soldiers. Our town is in Somerset County and was incorporated on March 7, 1804. In 1821 it annexed land from Hartland, and later from Brighton in 1838 and 1862.
The main village in the town is north of Skowhegan following Route 150 to the junction with state routes 43 and 151. It is located at the fork of the East and West branches of Wesserunsett Stream, which joins the Kennebec River just below Skowhegan. The 110-year-old Grange Hall is in the middle of the village.