List of Services

The Town of Orono is pleased to offer a wide variety of services for our citizens. Please browse our services and contact us with any questions.

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Register My Vehicle


For new vehicle registrations or vehicle registration renewals, please come into the Orono Town Office. Please bring dealer sale information or private purchase bill of sale, vehicle title (if 1995 or newer), current mileage on the vehicle, and proof of valid insurance. Available now - renew your vehicle registration online through the Orono website.

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Register My Boat


This online service allows you to register your Boat (vessel) with the State of Maine. Following your transaction, you will receive a temporary registration form to print for immediate use. Your official registration and stickers will arrive at the shipping address specified within ten business days. Learn more online.

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View & Register for Parks & Recreation Programs


Find out all about Orono Parks and Recreation programs and register online!

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Get a Landfill Permit


The Orono Landfill Site, located off Forest Avenue, is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Permits for the landfill are sold at the town office. Please check for winter schedule. The Public Works department site also includes information on disposal site regulations.

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Know the Recycling Collection Schedule


Zero Sort Recycling is collected for all areas of town every other Thursday or Friday depending on your curbside trash pickup day.
For program information and dates view this guide (PDF).

Materials must be placed curbside by 7 a.m.

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Know the Trash Collection Schedule


Trash Pickup occurs weekly on the following schedule:
  • For the streets west of Main Street, from Gardner Road to Bennoch Road, trash pick-up is Thursdays.
  • For both sides of Main Street and all streets east of Main, including everything north of the Stillwater River (College Avenue, Webster side), trash pick-up is Fridays.
On the following holidays, trash pick-up is delayed by one day: New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Please have all items in containers and on your curb by 7am. Please review the trash pick-up info page for more details.

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Register to Vote


Town Residents may come to the Town Office during regular business hours to register to vote or make changes to their current enrollment status. You must bring a photo ID and proof of residency. Residents should notify the registrar if their name or address changes so that the voting list may be updated. The registrar has the exclusive power to revise and maintain the voting list. Petitions containing signatures of Orono voters should also be presented to the registrar for verification.

Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk's Office.

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Find My Polling Place


View a list of streets (PDF) to find polling locations. (Please note some portions of streets are in different Wards)
  • Ward 1 Precinct 1 voting is held at the Orono Middle School Gym, 14 Goodridge Drive.
  • Ward 1, Precinct 2 voting is held at the All Purpose Room at the Memorial Union at the University of Maine Campus
  • Ward 1, Precinct 3 voting is held at the Orono Middle School Gym, 14 Goodridge Drive
All polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The exception is the Municipal and RSU#26 Elections are held in the Municipal Building Council Chamber for ALL precincts.

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License a Dog

  • Dog licenses for the year are now available. Maine law requires that all dogs six months of age or older be licensed in the municipality where their owners reside.
  • Proof of a valid Maine rabies vaccination is required.
  • All dogs must be licensed before January 31 of the upcoming year to avoid a $25 penalty.
  • The fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $6 and $11 for an unaltered dog.
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Get a Marriage License


The first step in filing a marriage license is to complete the marriage intentions worksheet. Both parties must sign the intentions, stating that they are free to marry.

The couple must file their intentions at the municipal office in the town or city where at least one of them resides. This license would be valid in the State of Maine.

If neither the bride nor the groom is a resident of Maine, they can file their intentions in any municipality. Once the intentions are filed and the license is issued, the parties are free to marry anywhere within the State.

Maine no longer requires that marriage licenses be held in the clerk's office for three business days before they can be issued.

Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days after the intentions are filed.

Persons previously married must provide documentation showing how the last marriage ended. This may be a certified copy of a death certificate or a complete copy of a divorce decree signed by the judge.

The filing fee for a marriage license is $40. Certified copies of the marriage license may be obtained after the marriage has taken place and the license is filed with the clerk's office. The fee for a certified copy is $15 for the first copy and $6 for each additional copy requested.

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Talk to Someone About My Sewer Bill


Please call the Town Office at 866-2556 to talk to a clerk about your Sewer Bill.

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Get a Burn Permit


Due to a change in state law, the Town can no longer issue burn permits. Burn permits can be purchased from the State by visiting: https://www13.informe.org/burnpermit/public/index.html

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Get a Concealed Weapon's Permit


Please contact the Police Department at 866-4000 to request a concealed weapons permit.

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Get a Library Card


Library membership is free to Orono residents. Non-residents, seasonal and temporary residents may purchase a library card. Bangor residents may request a FREE library card. This is part of a reciprocal arrangement made with our regional provider, the Bangor Public Library. Upon request from a Bangor resident, we will call the BPL to confirm that the requesting resident is in good standing at the Bangor Public Library. Adult patrons will be responsible for their own cards. Orono Middle School and High School students will have their cards maintained by the high school library. Children not yet in the 6th grade may have their cards maintained by the public library. Please report loss or theft of your card promptly. You will be responsible for all materials checked out on your card until you report it missing. Do not lend your card to anyone! Library cards are not transferable.

Orono Residents


Residents of Orono may obtain a library card for FREE of charge by:
  • Filling out an application available at the circulation desk AND
  • Presenting a current piece of mail, showing a street address, as proof of residency.

Non-Residents


People living outside of Orono and Bangor may obtain a library card by:
  • Filling out an application available at the circulation desk AND
  • Presenting a current piece of mail, showing a street address, as proof of residency AND
  • Paying $20 individual fee.

Seasonal Residents


Seasonal or short-term Orono residents may obtain a library card by:
  • Filling out an application available at the circulation desk AND
  • Paying a $10 deposit fee, which is refunded when all materials have been returned and the patron leaves.
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Pay a Ticket

  • To pay a Parking Ticket you must mail in your payment (cash or check) to Orono Police Department or bring it to the Orono Police Station.
  • To pay a Traffic Ticket you must mail it to the State of Maine or you can use their service by paying online at State of Maine PayyTixx Service.
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Ride the Bus


BAT Community Connector provides service to and from Orono from throughout the Greater Bangor Area. Within Orono, a special shuttle, the Black Bear Orono Express, provides express service between Orono Downtown and the University of Maine Campus during the academic year, with several stops in neighborhoods in between.

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