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Town of Isle au Haut, P. O. Box 71, Isle au Haut, ME
Telephone: 207-335-5001

Telephone and Fax: 335-5001
Selectmen meet: every other Monday at Town Office, 6:30 p.m.

Municipal Information
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Town Description

No one arrives accidentally at Isle au Haut. Seven miles off the coast of Stonington, Isle au Haut is accessible by the mail boat and by private vessel. The island is the year-round home to some 70 people whose needs are met by the one store, post office, library and church. A one-room school accommodates the island’s elementary students, with high schoolers being educated off-island.

Isle au Haut is one of the 15 offshore islands still occupied year-round. The first summer visitors arrived about 1880, and three-quarters of the homes on the island are for seasonal or recreational use.

More than half of the island is part of the Acadia National Park system. All of the island’s camping facilities are on the park’s land. Reservations must be made before arriving on the island. Day visitors enjoy walking the island’s paths, which encompass both a quiet inlet on the Stonington side and open surf on the “wild” side of the island.

Town Officials

Selectmen are overseers of the poor, sealers of weights and measures and surveyors of wood and lumber.

First Selectman
Landon DeWitt, 335-2200

Second Selectman
Daniel MacDonald, 335-5577

Third Selectman
John DeWitt, 335-2200

Kirsten Barter 335-5038

Tax Collector
Lisa Turner, 335-5201

Tax Assessors
Debra Schrader 335-2611
Christine Hill 335-2140
Kirsten Barter 335-5038

Town Clerk
Susan MacDonald, 335-5577

Susan MacDonald, 335-5577

Plumbing Inspector
Roger Stone, 367-2601

Code Enforcement Officer
Douglas Stover, 374-2032

Planning Board
Albert Gordon 335-2171
William Clark 335-2979
Daniel MacDonald 335-5577
Waylan Small 335-5301
Jeffrey Burke, alt. 460-0257
Steve Shaffer, alt. 335-5010

Board of Appeals
Debra Schrader, 335-2611
Brenda Clark, 335-2979
Judy Burke
Gregory Runge, 335-5141

Road Commissioner
Bill Stevens, 335-5571

Animal Control Officer
Wayland Small 335-5301

Colwell Ramp Waterfront Access Board
Bill Stevens 335-5571
John Dewitt 335-2200
Selectmen’s rep., Dan MacDonald

Selectmen’s rep.
Dan MacDonald

Light House Committee
Albert Gordon, 335-2171
Lisa Turner, 335-5201
Bernadine Barter, 335-5111
Kathie Fiveash, alt., 335-2171
Robin Tannenbaum

Maine Island Coalition Rep.
Kathie Fiveash, 335-2171
Rudy Graf

Knox County Officials
Subject to change in November
County Seat: Rockland
62 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Fax 594-0443
County Administrator, Andrew Hart
County Sheriff, Donna Dennison
County Treasurer, Kathy Robinson
County Commissioners, Richard Parent Jr.,
Carol Maines, Roger Moody
Register of Probate, Elaine Hallett
Register of Deeds, Lisa Simmons
Emergency Management, Ray Sisk
District Attorney, Geoffrey Rushlau

Tax Information

Types of property assessed and subject to tax: real estate. Tax bills mailed by July 1 and are due Sep. 1.
Interest rate for unpaid bills: 9 percent. Tax exemptions: homestead and veterans.

To appeal assessment, go to the board of assessors.

Mill rate: changes yearly.

To calculate tax: mill rate multiplied by valuation.

Town Ordinances



Planning Board; CEO

Post Offices

Isle au Haut 04645
Lobby: Mon.-Sat., winter, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; summer, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Window: Mon.-Sat., year round, 7-11 a.m.

Isle au Haut by the Numbers
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Geographic Profile

Total area: 7,424 acres (11.6 sq. mi.)
Land: 0 acres
Bog: 0 acres
Flood: 0 acres
Inland water: 0 acres
Shoreline: 48.0 miles


2010: 73
2002: 79

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Education Contact Numbers

Union 76 Supt. of Schools
251 North Deer Isle Road, Unit 1, Deer Isle
Mark Jenkins, Supt. 348-9100
fax 348-9103

School house

School Board
Sue MacDonald, chmn. 335-5577
Bernadine Barter 335-5111
Kristen Barter 335-5038
Jason Barter
Nancy Calvert 335-2012

Enrollment figures

Oct. 12
K-8, 4
Grades 9-12, 1

Emergency & Public Services
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Trash & Recycling

No information available.

Public Restrooms

No information available.

Fire Department

To report a fire: 911

Fire permits may be obtained from
Matthew Skolnikoff, 335-2111
Fire Chief Carl Maxey, 335-2611

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Walking Trails

Acadia National Park

Public Landings

Town Landing