About Waldo County

Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our County and the various departments within the County Government that provide services to the residents of the County of Waldo. We hope this site makes it easier for you to do business with us.

The County of Waldo, located in the State of Maine, United States of America, was incorporated in 1827. It covers an area of approximately 724 miles. The County of Waldo consists of 25 towns and the City of Belfast. The City of Belfast serves as the county seat or shire. The towns are: Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedom, Islesboro, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Lincolnville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo and Winterport.

The County is pleased to present the video, entitled “How County Government Works – Waldo County, Maine!”, to explain the basic operations of each of its Departments and Offices. In addition please use this website for more detailed information.

The Waldo County Commissioners hold their monthly court sessions as needed to complete County business. Generally, the monthly Regular Court sessions occur on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Special sessions are often scheduled and occasionally the regular sessions are rescheduled. The Commissioners’ Court Sessions are open to the public. 

*Commissioners Court Sessions are generally accessible by Zoom videoconference. 

It should be noted that in the State of Maine, County Government does not control permitting or zoning. Permitting and zoning is handled by each municipality. Please use the links in the paragraph above for further information regarding the local municipality in question. In the case of the Unorganized Territories, please contact LUPC (Land Use Planning Commissioner) for permit and zoning questions.

The County of Waldo does not enlist the services of taxpayer-funded lobbyists. If lobbyists are hired in the future, the County of Waldo will list that public information.

For information regarding service contracts and Collective Bargaining Agreements, please contact the Commissioner’s Office.

Public Record access is governed by the Maine Freedom of Access Act (FOAA). For further information on how FOAA affects public records access, please visit the State of Maine website for The Maine Freedom of Access Act.

Public records are available via the appropriate County Office or Department, which are listed on the upper left-hand side of this website.

If you have comments or questions about our services, or simply need more information and want to contact us, click on the Contact link on any page within this site.

Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to serving you further.