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City Clerk Department


496px-Your_Vote_Counts_Badge[1]City Clerk & Registrar                                                         
Michele L. Hughes, MMC    

Deputy City Clerk     
Jessica L. Brackett                                                                      

Deputy Voter Registrar
Mary Starr

Assistant City Clerk
Linda Bernier

Office contact numbers:
v:  (207) 284-4831
f:  (207) 282-8202

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing, parking, and accessibility the polling location for the November 3, 2020 State General Election and Municipal General Election has been changed toThornton Academy Gymnasium, 438 Main Street.
Note:  Future elections will be held at the regular polling location:  Saco Community Center, 75 Franklin Street.

Elections and Voting :
The State of Maine General (Presidential) Election & Potential Referendum Election and Municipal School Board Election is on November 3, 2020. 

Absentee Voting will start on Monday, October 5, 2020 at City Hall, in the 2nd floor Auditorium. (Please follow the CDC guidelines by wearing masks and social distancing which includes only 1 family in the elevator at a time)

Polls at City Hall are open:  Monday - Thursday  8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Friday  7:45 a.m. - 3:45p.m.   Extended hours:  Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Friday, October 30, 2020 from 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Check the Status of Your Absentee Ballot here:  State of Maine Absentee Ballot Request Service  -  Please note that it may take a few days for the system to be updated, due to the volume of ballots the office is handling and the check and balances we are required to do before approving a ballot.

Visit the Elections and Voting page for more information about requesting a ballot, in-person voting, picking up ballots, and returning ballots. 

The last day to request an absentee ballot through the State of Maine electronic Absentee Ballot Request service is Thursday, October 29, 2020.

The last day to request an absentee ballot in-person is Friday, October 30, 2020, unless a special circumstance exists. 

The City Council establishes and approves all fees and charges required by ordinances or policies in the City of Saco. This includes: permits, licenses, approvals, and applications, as well as fees and charges collected by the City of Saco that are authorized by state law or require the city to set the amounts of such fees and charges. 

There are seven wards in Saco. Not sure which ward you live in? Please click on Find your Ward above to learn more about the wards in Saco and view a map. 

The Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) is a Maine state statute guaranteeing access to the "public records" and "public proceedings" of state and local government bodies and agencies. Upon receipt of the FOAA request, the City Clerk will reply with an acknowledgement that the request was received. 

The Department of Human Services General Assistance Program is a 'safety net' program after all other potential and available resources have been utilized.

On this page, you can find forms for the different licenses, forms, business registration information, dog licenses, vital records requests, etc.