machias-sealWelcome to Machias

A Unique and Historic Town located in Downeast Maine

The word Machias in the Passamaquoddy language means “bad little falls”, which is representative of the beautiful and rugged waterfalls located on the Machias River in the center of the community. The falls provided the power to the historic mills that lined the waterway to the bay. As Machias has always been dependent upon the natural resources of the area for the growth of the community, the waterways and falls played a starring role in the lumber trade, fisheries, and shipping of goods. A unique blend of past and present, Machias still maintains many traditional jobs that have built upon the original culture of being inexplicably tied to the natural beauty and resources provided by both the land and sea.

Of balsam & blueberries, lobsters & lighthouses, puffins & whale watching, sunsets over the bay…More than the just the sights, smells, and sounds…It’s a feeling.

Machias            Maine             Magic

It’s closer than you think


The Machias Town Office will be closed on Friday, June 30, 2017 for year end.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles – Telebusiness CenterCLOSED for the Holiday, Tuesday, July 4th will be back on  August 1st.

Results from the Town Meeting:  The 2 Fire Dept – Dispatch positions and the 1 Police Officer  position will not be cut from the budget.  The Budget for 2017-2018 – was  passed.

THE PROPOSED TOWN ORDINANCES CAN BE SEEN AT THE MACHIAS TOWN OFFICE – The proposed Ordinances will be reviewed at the Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 @ 7pm.

Efficiency Maine offers new energy and weatherization programs including rebates,
incentives, etc.  For more information go to our web site under Local Utilities or go to

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announcements