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Surry by the Numbers•Education
Emergency & Public Services •Recreation
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Town Contact Information
Town of Surry, P. O. Box 147, Surry, ME
Surry occupies a beautiful section of the Maine coast, sharing borders with Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Orland and Penobscot. Until the end of the 19th century, there was a large business done in building small vessels which carried residents on the coasting trade and supported the local fishing interests. Several boat builders still make Surry their home. Wesmac Marine builds fiberglass-hulled lobster boats, yachts, sportfishing boats, and USCG certified passenger boats. On the Toddy Pond Road, Morgan Bay Boat Company specializes in custom-made Maine yachts and boats for fishing and pleasure.
The Surry Playhouse, for many years a stop on the “Straw Hat” summer theater circuit, has been succeeded by The New Surry Theatre, with regular productions in the Blue Hill Town Hall theater.
With a strong tradition of hospitality, Surry welcomed stage and steamship passengers and still accommodates seasonal visitors, with a number of establishments offering food and lodging. Guests can chose from an inn, several bed and breakfasts and many vacation rentals. There are campgrounds on the shores of Patten Pond. Several flower shops and nurseries will please gardeners.
Board of Selectmen/Board of Assessors
Office Manager, Clerk
Animal Control Officer
Board of Appeals
Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer
Comprehensive Plan Committee
Osgood Lot Committee
Shellfish Conservation Committee
Types of properties assessed and subject to tax: land and buildings. Bills are mailed in July and first installment due Sep. 30, second installment due Mar. 30.
Rules to determine property value: assessment.
Tax exemptions: Homestead, blind and veteran.
Apply for abatement: assessors.
Tax calculated: mill rate multiplied by valuation.
Mill rate: 7.65 for 2013.
Parking, shellfish, town landing, dog, unified development, tower communications.
Permits needed are for building and driveway; available at town office.
Surry by the Numbers
Total area: 25,124 acres (39.26 sq. mi.)
Education Contact Numbers
Surry Elementary School
Emergency & Public Services
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES
Trash & Recycling
Blue Hill/Surry Transfer Station, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See listing under Blue Hill.
Municipal Town Office, Tue.-Fri.
To report a fire: 911
Carter Nature Preserve, crossroad near Morgan Bay Bridge (no dogs please).
Town landing, Wharf Rd. ramp, trailer access, parking available.
Morgan Bay, Newbury Neck, North Bend, West Surry Village, Cunningham Ridge.