Featured: Air Quality Concerns & Monitoring

Do you notice strong odors outside your home, such as petroleum, natural gas, etc? Are you curious as to what it is you are breathing in and if there are possible health hazards? If so, the City invites you to help us take air quality samples. Read More

Want To Run For Office?
Information regarding the candidate petition process and deadlines for the November 5 Municipal Election have been posted to the City Clerk's website. Nomination papers are available starting July 29. Read More
Clear Skies Legal Defense Fund
After a four day trial in U.S. District Court in Portland in June, the judge ruled in favor of the City of South Portland. Portland Pipeline is now appealing the decision which will result in costly defense in front of the appeals court in Boston. Read More
Support Asylum Seekers
Following the City Council meeting held on June 13, 2019, the City of South Portland has established a donation account to support asylum seekers arriving to Portland and the Greater Portland area. Read More

To see all scheduled City Committee Meetings visit the Calendar

For the Week of August 26:

08-26  Board of Appeals - Training

08-26  Board of Appeals - Meeting

08-26  Board of Education

08-27  Board of Harbor Commissioners - Workshop

08-27  City Council Meeting     (PDF Agenda)

08-30  Senior Implementation Committee - Communication Sub-Committee


Questions & Answers from City Council Meetings

What is the City's definition of "Open Space?"  

Response from Assistant City Manager, Joshua Reny: Below is an excerpt from the 2019 Open Space Plan that will soon be adopted by the City.

The definition of open space is a revision of the definition put forward in the 2001 Plan. While maintaining the fundamental objectives of the 2001 definition, the revised definition aims to expand on the view of open space. As understood through the remainder of this document, the definition of open space is provided below.

Open space refers to a parcel or area of land or water, the preservation of which would achieve any of the following:

1.       Conserve and potentially enhance habitats, natural resources, or scenic resources;

2.       Protect water quality;

3.       Promote conservation of soils, wetlands, beaches, or tidal marshes;

4.       Enhance the value to the public of abutting or neighboring parks, trails, forests, or nature
          preserves; or

5.       Enhance recreation opportunities.




South Portland City Hall
25 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 767-3201

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

The Treasury Office and the City Clerk's Office remain open on Thursday  evenings until 6:30pm for the convenience of the public.



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All city offices, including Public Works and the Transfer Facility, will be closed on the following dates:

January 1 (New Year's Day)
January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr Day)
February 18 (Presidents' Day)
April 15 (Patriots Day)
May 27 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
September 2 (Labor Day)
October 14 (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
November 11 (Veterans Day)
November 28 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 25 (Christmas)

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