Public Hearings for November 7th Referendum

The Board of Selectmen and Planning Board will each hold a public hearing concerning warrant articles on the Town referendum ballot for the November 7th election. The Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, October 16th at 7pm at the Town Office, and the Planning Board will meet Thursday, October 19th at 6:30pm at the Town Office.

The Warrant and ordinance amendments proposed can be found here.


If you have more questions, please contact the Town Office

2018 Tax Year Rates Set/Bills/Tax Due Date Change

The Board of Selectmen have set the tax rate for the coming 2018 tax year at a mil rate of $18.05. This is the third year in a row Newcastle’s tax rate has remained level. In addition, the increased value of the Homestead Exemption for those who reside in Newcastle from $15,000 to $20,000 will likely result in a tax cut.

In a change from past years, the first payment for property taxes will be due October 2nd, rather than the traditional August 31st deadline. The date change will allow for an even distribution of time between the first due date and the second due date on April 2nd.

Tax bills should arrive in the mail during the week of July 31st.

Please contact the Town Office with any questions or concerns.

See your bill online at

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DOT Abandons Sherman Marsh Taking

Maine DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt informed the Town the department will forego acquiring conservation easements by eminent domain along Sherman Marsh. The Commissioner’s letter can be found here.

NOW AVAILABLE! New Comprehensive Plan and Character-based Code Draft

The Town of Newcastle is pleased to announce the presentation of the initial public drafts of the new Comprehensive Plan and Character-based Code.  The links to the new drafts are available under the tab above labled “This is Newcastle Comp Plan/Code”  In addition, all future drafts and information regarding these documents and the NLPC will be available under this page.