As of next DOG LICENSING YEAR, OCTOBER 2019 TO JANUARY 31, 2020. The town will be able to register their Dogs online. Also, let them know that the last day to do so is January 31, 2019 and the licensing portal is only open on dates stated above. - Anna, Depu

New to Cornish

Welcome to Cornish, Maine

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        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

Trash pickup for the town is curbside on Thursdays. Lawn cleanup, construction debris, and white/brown goods are not acceptable. Call Mellen and Sons 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 and the service desk is open 9 am to 4pm Mon-Fri. Closed for lunch 12-1pm on those days. The desk is also open 9-11:30am on Saturday. 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
  • Ice Cream Shop and Petting Zoo
  • Farm Stand
  • Veterinarian
  • Forester
  • Several Antique Shops
  • Artisan Gallery
  • Coffee Shop
  • Tea House
  • 2 Motels, an Inn and a Bed and Breakfast
  • Fabric Shop
  • Print & Gift Shop
  • Florist
  • Hardware Store
  • Apothecary
  • Old Book Shop
  • Yoga Studios
  • 3 Churches
  • Realtor
  • Discount Store
  • Eyecare Center
  • Denturist
  • Hearing Aid Establishment
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Lumber and Building Supply Establishment
  • Masonic Lodge
  • Gym and Physical Therapy Provider
  • Bank
  • Auto Parts Store
  • Feed and Grain Store
  • Sporting Goods Store & Bike Shop
  • Jewelry Store
  • Several Hair Salons
  • Chiropractor
  • Cidery
  • 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
Town Sewer is only located in the village district. Private septic system requirements can be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer.