New to Cornish
Welcome to Cornish, Maine
Even though it may seem like a sleepy little town, Cornish has a long and interesting history, and was once busy with the railroad passing through, clothing manufacturing, and commercial production of corn and apples. It was considered the hub of the surrounding area. We are proud to say that Cornish was chosen in 2016 by Downeast Magazine as one of the sixteen most desirable towns to live in Maine.
A visit to our small town during any season will provide you with great overnight accommodations, a variety of well-known eateries and lots to do to fill the hours. Cornish is close to skiing, has many snowmobile trails, near ponds, rivers and lakes for all season hunting and water sports, a variety of unique shops, and hospitable people.
Once you have visited, you may well want to make Cornish your home. Local realtors can help find the perfect home. Amenities are bountiful and even though there are no big “box stores”, you can find everything you would need right here.
The local Code Enforcement Officer can help with any building or business needs. The Town Clerk can direct new residents in getting settled in. Shop owners are helpful in finding anything you need. Most of all, ask anyone you meet and you will discover the wealth of services available to you.
New To Cornish
Curbside trash pickup is every Thursday. Have the trash beside the road before 5AM Thursday.
Lawn cleanup, construction debris, and white/brown goods are NOT acceptable.
Call Mellen and Sons at 625-7591 for pricing and arrange removal.
The single sort recycle bins are located on School Street near the Rt 5 intersection.
A list of acceptable items is available by clicking here or at the Town Office.
The local Post Office is located at 200 Maple Street.
Hours of Operation: MON-FRI 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM and SAT 9AM-11:30AM
Mail delivery routes, lobby boxes and guidelines for placing your mailbox are available there.
- Grocery Store
- 2 Pharmacies
- 2 Agency Liquor Stores
- 2 Gas Stations
- Several Restaurants and Fast Service Food Establishments
- Storage Facility
- 2 Service Stations
- Farm Stand
- Several Antique Shops
- Artisan Gallery
- Coffee Shop
- Tea House
- 2 Motels, an Inn and a Bed and Breakfast
- Print & Gift Shop
- Hardware Store
- Old Book Shop
- Yoga Studios
- Discount Store
- Eyecare Center
- Hearing Aid Establishment
- Lumber and Building Supply Establishment
- Masonic Lodge
- Gym and Physical Therapy Provider
- Auto Parts Store
- Feed and Grain Store
- Sporting Goods Store & Bike Shop
- Jewelry Store
- Several Hair Salons
- UPS Service
- Notary Public
- Law Offices
You May register to vote during business hours at the Town Office
Parking is provided off street for all homes and businesses. Street parking is allowed per the Town’s parking ordinance.
Town water supply is a metered service and the Cornish Water District can be reached at 625-8642. If you need to make a payment, contact The Inkwell at 625-3095
Town Sewer is only located in the village district. Private septic system requirements can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer.
Dog licenses are issued by the Town Hall. Licenses are issued for one year ending December 31st. Licenses fees are as follows:
*Neutered/ Spayed Dog - $6.00 each dog
* Unaltered Male or Female - $11.00 each dog
According to State of Maine Law, any dog over age 6 months must be licensed by January 31st. You must present the following at the time of registration for each dog:
* A current Maine rabies certificate
*A neutering certificate if the dog has been altered
LATE FEE: Effective February 1st of each year, there will be a late fee of $25.00, plus the $6 or $11 fee mentioned above for each dog.
You can registrar online: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/dog_license/index.pl
For on-line registrations, you will need to have: a credit card, a rabies certificate, your veterinarian's information, a license/tag number (if a renewal), and a spay or neuter certificate (if your dog has been altered). The online dog licensing service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!