All Current Alerts & Announcements

9.20.23 Public Services is actively picking up storm debris at this time. They are starting in the south end and working north.
Reminder: Taxes are due Friday, September 29th and City Hall closes at noon. Payments postmarked by September 29th will not be subject to penalty. Payments may also be dropped in the lockbox outside the front door of City Hall. Thank you!
8.23.23 The recycle hopper and residential hopper have changed. They are clearly marked and any questions please see attendant.
On July 1, 2022 Transfer Station permits are increasing. $145.00 for a Resident Permit and $20.00 for a Second Sticker.
FALL LEAF AND BRUSH PICK-UP 2023 The Public Services Department will be collecting garden debris/brush and leaves beginning the week of November 6, 2023. The crew will be making just one trip through the City to pick up garden debris/brush, so please have it placed for pick up by 7 AM on Nov. 6, 2023. Pick-up times will be 7 AM to 3 PM on weekdays. GARDEN DEBRIS/BRUSH will be taken if PLACED SEPARATELY from leaves along the edge of the sidewalk/street. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE STREET OR SIDEWALK LEAVES Should be raked into piles along the edge of the sidewalk/street and should be covered with a tarp or weighted material. If you would rather bring your brush and leaves to the transfer station there is no charge for the month of November. Keeping the leaf piles separate from the debris/brush piles helps us to properly recycle these items and makes the process more efficient. Please remember not to block any sidewalks or roadways. If you have any questions, please call Rockland Public Services at 207-594-0320.

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  • So You Want To Start A Business In Rockland, Maine?

    Congratulations on making the decision to start a business in Rockland! Rockland provide’s businesses (new and existing) with many free business development services that are designed to help you quickly get your business up and running and put you in touch with dedicated business development professionals that also want to see your business succeed.

    Where do I start?

    Starting a new business, especially for the first time is an exciting endeavor, but also can be a daunting. We recommend that your first stop is to talk to us to discuss your plans.

    How We Can Help

    • Assistance with Licensing & Permitting – Rockland’s Economic & Community Development Department’s staff help businesses navigate the City’s regulatory requirements.  We can provide you guidance and connect you with the right people in order to help you successfully and quickly navigate the licencing and permitting process.
    • Technical Assistance for Businesses – We work in partnership with organizations that provide free specialist business counselling services.  We can connect you with the appropriate business Counselors from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Maine Stream Finance.
    • Business Finance – The City administers the Knox County microloan program and partners with a number of organizations that provide alternative financing options for businesses of all sizes.
    • Networking – We can help your business network with other businesses, organizations and service providers that can help your business to grow and thrive.
    • Site Location & Relocation – Are you considering locating or relocating your business in Rockland? We can assist you in finding an appropriate location that meets your needs and goals.
    • Business Incentives – The City of Rockland can provide incentives for businesses through local and State programs.

    We’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.