The Town of Falmouth’s phased reopening continues with significant changes occurring beginning June 1. Under the phased reopening, some buildings will open to the public sooner than others, new safety measures will be put into place at all locations, and services that can be and have been done remotely will continue to be transacted in that manner. For everyone’s continued safety, we strongly encourage members of the public to avoid visiting Town buildings and facilities whenever possible and to continue to utilize our website and remote services when able. Most of our services are offered online, via e-mail, phone, and mail. Visit https://www.falmouthme.org/home/news/town-services-during-the-covid19-pandemic for additional information regarding remote services.
Beginning on May 26, the Clerk’s Office opened by appointment only. Appointments will be scheduled Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm for assistance with services that cannot be completed remotely or online (new residents, new car, and new boat registrations). To schedule an appointment call 781-5253, prompt 1. Residents will be required to bring all necessary paperwork with them to these appointments. A checklist of required documents will be e-mailed after scheduling the appointment. Failure to provide the appropriate documentation will result in the cancellation of the appointment. The front door of Town Hall will be locked, and entrance will be through the side door.
On June 8, the Clerk’s Office will re-open to the public, without the need to schedule an appointment. Revised hours will be Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. The earlier closure time will allow for staff to process the high volume of transactions anticipated upon reopening. Parking may be limited to allow for social distancing. Follow additional signage regarding new safety and social distancing protocols.
Community Development/Planning/Code Enforcement
Because of space constraints on the second floor of Town Hall, the Community Development Department, (Planning and Code Enforcement offices) will reopen on June 15 by appointment only. Inspections are continuing as normal. Virtual inspections may be available in certain instances at the discretion of staff. To schedule an appointment with Code staff, call 699-5310. To schedule an appointment with Planning staff, please contact staff directly. For Planning staff contact information click here.
Other Town Hall Offices
All other Town Hall departments, including Administrative, Finance, Assessing, Sustainability, Open Space, and Long-Range Planning & Economic Development, will open to the public by appointment on June 15. Contact specific departments directly for an appointment. For a directory of departments click here.
The Public Works office will reopen to the public on June 1 for purchasing transactions only (disposal tickets, window stickers, replacement recycle bins, etc.). Residents are encouraged to use online, phone, and remote services when possible (for inquiries, service requests, and permits) and to schedule appointments for all other matters. For appointments, call 781-3919. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 7:00 am-4:30 pm.
On June 2, the Transfer Station will resume normal hours of operation (Tue and Thu.: 12:00-4:00; Fri.: 7:00-5:00; Sat.: 9:00-5:00). Also, on June 2, the facility will collect all disposal items, with the exception of two items: Bargain Barn and bottle donation drop-offs (please continue to use the bottle drop-off location at Central Fire Station on Bucknam Road). Residents and contractors who need to use disposal tickets will also need to wear a protective face covering when making this transaction. Social distancing procedures also will remain in place until further notice.
MASON-MOTZ COMMUNITY CENTER
The Mason-Motz Community Center office will open for program registrations ONLY on June 1 at 8:00 am. Residents are encouraged to use online and remote services when possible and reserve appointments for only those transactions that cannot be completed online, by e-mail, or by phone. Office hours during this time are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am-noon. Limited programming will resume in June. Please call 699-5302 for more information.
PARKS, TRAILS, PLAYGROUNDS, FACILITIES
Falmouth trails and trailhead parking are open. Social distancing precautions remain in place and parking at several locations is limited to every other space. Visit https://www.falmouthme.org/parks-and-community-programs/pages/falmouth-trails-and-playgrounds for guidelines regarding safe trail use.
Community Park is open for trail access and dog walking only. Tennis courts at Huston Park and those next to the school administrative offices on Woodville Road are open for single play only. All other parks, facilities, and athletic fields will reopen on June 1. Per CDC recommendations, playgrounds will remain closed until further notice because they cannot be effectively and efficiently sanitized.
WASTE WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES
The Wastewater Department and all related facilities will be open to the public by appointment only. For appointments, call 781-4462. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:00 pm.
Central Station and the Falmouth Police Station will be open to the public by appointment only. For appointments at Falmouth Police Department, call 781-2300. For appointments at Central Station with Falmouth Fire-EMS, call 781-2610.
Additional News--Falls Park Parking Area Closed
The Falls Park parking area will be closed during the Presumpscot Bridge rehabilitation construction project on the Allen Avenue Extension from June 1 through December 18, 2020. MaineDOT will be using the area for construction staging but will allow for pedestrians to access the Portland Trails Presumpscot Falls Park Trail. Visitors and hikers should park in the Walton Park parking lot. A temporary crosswalk will be available to provide safe access to the trail head.