Welcome to the City of Calais

Nestled right on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River

The City of Calais, Maine, is located in eastern Washington County situated on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River.

Calais shares three international border crossings and a longstanding history with St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.

Calais has historically been a city of commerce and is recognized as the primary shopping center of eastern Washington County and Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Currently retail, service, and construction businesses are the primary components of the Calais economy.

Calais is home to 3,123 residents and services a regional population of 15,000. Calais has worked to bolster its economy by revitalization of its downtown and development of an industrial park complete with sewer, water, three-phase power and transportation facilities. Calais is designated as a HUB zone for economic development. Calais has a remarkable endowment of historic buildings and natural beauty. The quality of life is further enhanced by the availability of an array of community facilities including a regional hospital, Washington County Community College (formerly WCTC), numerous parks and recreational facilities.

Fiber to the Premise Initiative

For more information about the specifics, affects, and benefits of this project please click the attached link bellow.

Fiber to the Premise Initiative

Job Openings:

For more information about job opportunities with the City, or the employment application please go to the City Jobs link under the Government tab at the top of the page.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and service provider.”

Homestead Rebate Corrections

Taxpayers who have not received their Homestead Property Tax Relief Check, please click the link above to see the corrected list. If your name is on this list, the State of Maine will be mailing checks out soon. If you have any questions please call or email Andrea in the Assessing Department, assessor@calaismaine.org or 207-454-2521 ext 1006.