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David Schmanska, Harbor Master
Coast Guard Stations:
Maine Marine Patrol (ME State Police)
Army Corps of Engineers
DEP Overboard and Boat Pump-out
Scope of Services
The Harbor Master is responsible for the administration and enforcement of mooring and dockage privileges for boats and vessels, harbor management and planning, education regarding safe and legal boating, and emergency search and rescue operations.
The Town of St. George has two public landings:
Are due annually by January 31st. Fees not paid before May 1 will double, and if fees remain unpaid as of June 1, you may lose mooring privileges and gear. Please stop in or call the Harbor Master if you have any questions or comments.
Fees are subject to change.
Documented Vessel Excise Tax
According to MRSA Title 36, Section 1504 (8), the Excise Tax on Documented Vessels must be paid by July 1st of each year. Failure to pay this tax may result in liens being placed on any and all of your real properties within Knox County.
Boat Trailer Registration
New: New boat trailer registrations are done at the Motor Vehicle Bureau in Rockland.
Renewals: Renewals can be done at the Town Office if you bring in last year's registrations. You have a choice to register for either 1 or 2 years.
On-line Services: Non–excise taxable trailer Registration renewals are available though the State of Maine Online Services.
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New: Boat registration can be done at the Town Office. Please bring the bill of sale and Maine registration numbers (if already on boat and previously registered in Maine by prior owner). State sales tax on purchase price will be collected on private sale. Dealerships collect sales tax at time of purchase and provide you with a Dealer's Certificate. You will need to bring this at the time of registration.
Renewals: Excise is computed on boat's age, length, and engine horsepower. The Inland Fisheries fees are now also based on the horsepower of the motor.
Renewals On-line Service: Visit the Boat Registration Renewal page for information on how to complete your renewal online.
The Board studies and evaluates public and private usage of, and access to, all coastal waters, which include, but are not limited to harbors, mooring areas, non-mooring areas, anchorage areas, non-anchorage areas and all coastal shorelines that comprise the municipality of St. George.
Board responsibilities include:
The Coastal Waters Management Board consists of five voting members with staggered three-year terms. Two alternate members are appointed for one year terms. The Coastal Waters Management Board performs duties prescribed by law, Town Charter and/or ordinance.
At the March 2, 2015 Select Board meeting, the Board established and appointed members to an ad hoc committee to investigate the purchase and potential use of the 10 Cold Storage Road property. The committee's first meeting was held on Thursday, March 5th.
Minutes are posted on the Meeting Minutes page. Future meeting times and agendas will be posted on the home page calendar.
To advise the Town on the various opportunities and projected short-term costs of acquiring the property, and the benefits and concerns.
Deliverables for the Public Hearings on April 9th and 28th
Both 4 & 5 will have a range, based on the property uses.
Applications & Forms:
Visit the Applications page to view and print the following, or click on the Mooring Permit Application link below::
Visit the Documents page to view the following:
Websites of Interest
Hosted By Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Magazine
Port Clyde Public Landing