Town of Strong, Maine

The official website for Strong, Maine!

The Forster Memorial Building in Strong, Maine

Official Municipal Website of the Town of Strong, Maine

Nestled in Southern Franklin County, above a bend of the Sandy River sits Strong, formerly known as the Toothpick Capital of the World. Through this website, the town officials will communicate with community members, businesses, and visitors. To learn about the happenings in the town, check out the events by clicking here. Below you can find some basic information about the services offered at the town office. Click on the title to learn more info.

The Town of Strong has the Strong Elementary School, a member of MSAD #58. High School aged students go to Mount Abram High School, located 15 minutes away in Salem.

Town Office Services

Motor Vehicle Registration

Motor Vehicle Registration

Automobile registration for Strong residents requires payment of an excise tax to the Town and a registration fee to the State of Maine.  Because the Town of Strong is a full registration agent for the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), most first-time registrations and re-registrations can be processed by the Town, eliminating the need for a separate transaction with the BMV. The Town of Strong accepts CASH or CHECKS ONLY for payment.  NO debit or credit cards are currently accepted as payment.

First-Time Registrations

Dealer sale, the following documents are required for registration:

    • Dealer Invoice
    • Manufacturer’s Window Sticker (if the vehicle is new)
    • Maine Title Application
  • Proof of Insurance

Private Sale

    • Previous title (1995 & newer)
    • Bill of Sale
    • Proof of Insurance
  • Mileage

If the vehicle is purchased or acquired from an estate, additional documentation is required.  Please call ahead for details.

If the vehicle was previously registered in another state, the following documents are required

    • Title from the state where last registered
    • Registration from the state where last registered
    • Proof of Insurance meeting requirements of Maine law
  • Vehicle mileage from odometer reading

Requirements for Re-Registration:

    • Current registration
    • Proof of insurance (valid insurance card)
  • Vehicle mileage from odometer reading 

Dog License

Dog License
The State of Maine requires that dogs be licensed in the town of residence of the owner. Each dog six months
of age or older must be licensed.
Dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year. An additional late fee of $25 will be imposed after
January 31st of each year.
The cost at the Clerk’s office is $6.00 for a spayed or neutered dog, $11.00 for dogs that have not been spayed
or neutered. To receive a license, dog owners must show a State of Maine rabies certificate, a spay or neuter
certificate, and provide your dog’s veterinarian’s name and phone number (if this information isn’t already on
file at the Clerk’s office).

Marriage License

Marriage License

Residents of the State of Maine intending to be joined in marriage shall record the notice of their intentions in the office of the Town Clerk of the municipality in which they reside. If only one of the parties resides in the State, the parties shall file their intention in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which the resident resides.

Out of State residents may file at any municipal office.

When applying for your marriage license, please allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the application process. We require that all applicants come to the town office no later than 3:30 p.m. to allow enough time to complete the process during normal business hours. Please apply for your license at least two weeks before the date you intend to be married. 

Couples may complete the Marriage Intentions form ahead of time, however, DO NOT SIGN until you are in front of the Clerk or a Notary Public.  Please bring with you a photo ID and Certified Documents of Death or Divorce from most recent marriage, if previously married. Click here to download a marriage intentions form. 

Once the application is complete, the Marriage License can be issued. A Member of the Clergy, a Maine Notary Public, or an Attorney (licensed in Maine) can perform marriages. The current fee for a Marriage License Application is $40. Marriage Licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of application.

Once the ceremony has taken place and the officiant has returned the completed license to the issuing clerk, a certified copy of the marriage license may be requested. Fees for certified copies are $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy.

Town Office

Phone –  (207) 684-4002

Fax – (207) 684-4004

Mailing Address – 

PO Box 263
Strong, ME 04983

Physical Address – 

14 So. Main Street
Strong, ME

Hours – 

Monday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 am-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 am-6:00 pm.

Treasurer – Sandra Mitchell

Town Clerk – Betsy DuBois


Strong Community Library

Director: Erika Ouellette


Phone: 207.684.4003

Social Media:

Hours – 

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

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