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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  • Below are some State Laws and City Ordinances we would like to bring to your attention:

    Title 22 Section 1549 - Smoking in vehicles when minor under 16 years of age are present.

    Smoking is prohibited in a motor vehicle by the operator or a passenger when a person who has not attained 16 years of age is present in that motor vehicle, regardless of weather the motor vehicle's windows are open.

    This is a civil infraction with a court date and a fine of $50.

    Studded tires are prohibited May 1st to October 1st.

    From the 1st day of May to the first day of October, a person may not operate a vehicle with tires having metal studs, wires, spokes or other metal protruding from the tire tread. This is a violation of state law Title 29-A Section 1919-1 with a waiver fine of $137.00

    It is a violation of City Ordinance and State Law to:

    Carry or convey in any way, through any street or public place, any refuse, garbage, decaying or decayed fish, meat or vegetables or any other offal or filthy substances giving off offensive odors or stenches, or any bag or package containing same, in such a manner that it drips, leaks, drops or scatters, or allows the escape of offensive odors or stenches nor shall such conveyance or containers be left standing in any street, public place or private property. Any such conveyance or container, whether transporting any of the above mentioned substances or containers or left standing, shall be covered in a manner that will prevent to the greatest extent reasonably possible any spillage, leakage, or pollution including but not limited to odor and noise.

    Sec. 17-414 Snow Removal

    No vehicle shall be parked within the maintained limits of any street, municipal parking lot, public way or sidewalk between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the months of December, January, February, and March, and no vehicle shall be parked at any other time on any public street, municipal parking lot, or public way so as to interfere with or hinder the removal of snow from the street, municipal parking lot, or public way by the City, plowing or loading or hauling. The Chief of Police may cause any vehicle so parked on any street, municipal parking lot, or public way, so as to interfere with or hinder the removal of snow by the City by plowing or loading or hauling, to be removed from the street, municipal parking lot, or public way and placed in a suitable parking space off the street at the expense of the owner of such vehicle and without the City being liable for any damage that may be caused by such removal, according to the provisions of Section 17?418.

    For the purpose of facilitating the removal of snow, the Director of Public Works or Police Chief may cause to be placed properly marked signs along any street or streets, municipal parking lot, or public way as he shall, from time to time, deem necessary. It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to enter upon, stop, or park within the spaces indicated by such signs.

    State Law Reference: 29-A MRSA §§ 2068, 2069.

    It is a violation of City Ordinance and State Law to:

    Attach, place, paint, write, stamp, paste or otherwise affix any sign, advertisement or other matter upon any electric light or public utilities pole; tree or fire hydrant; or on any bridge, pavement, sidewalk or crosswalk, public building, or any property or thing belonging to the City or located in the public streets or other public places.

    Yard Sale signs must be placed on free standing support systems and be placed on private property with property owners permission.