Madison's Town Manager

The Town of Madison is a "Town Meeting/Manager" form of government.  Annual Town Meeting is the true governing body.  The elected Select Board appoints a Town Manager who serves as the chief executive officer for the town.  The Town Manager works under the Board's direction, and Select Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday's of the month.  

Tim Curtis has been Town Manager since July 1, 2015.  A native of Madison, Tim has a degree in communications and has a background in community and economic development.  Feel free to stop by the Town Office to say hello or send an email to .

Phone: 207.696.3971
Fax: 207.696.5623


The Budget Process

Chapter 18 of the Madison Code of Ordinances establishes a 15 member Budget Advisory Board.

Each year local residents vote to approve the municipal budget at the Town Meeting in June.  Prior to this vote the budget is prepared by the Town Manager and reviewed line by line by members of the Select Board and the Advisory Board.  These review meetings are usually held in late March/early April and are open to the public.  The municipal budget is separate from the local school budget which is prepared and reviewed along a similar time line.

Local charities and non profits can apply for Town funding by submitting a Social Services Appropriation Form.

Read more: The Budget Process 

Resources Available to Madison Residents

Madison has the following resources for basic necessities.  If your specific need is not included here, call the Welfare Director at 696-3971.

Assisted Living.  Contact Maine Senior Guidance for details 

Public Transportation:  The Somerset Explorer bus service is operated by KVCAP and makes stops in Madison three days a week year round and 5 days a week in the summer months.  Click here to see the schedule of stops.

American Red Cross:  Call 696-5389

Catholic Charities:  Helps with various services and needs, call 1-800-660-5231.

Emergency Assistance Program:  Run through DHS, this program is for low income households with children under the age of 21.  Contact 474-4800.

Emergency Hotline:  Call 2-1-1 or go online at and get connected to a wide range of health and social services.

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General Assistance Program

Madison residents who need assistance with basic necessities may apply for public assistance with the Town.  General Assistance hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For an appointment and application please call 696 3971 and ask for the Welfare Director.


Tax Collection Information

General information on Tax Collection, Tax Bills and Tax Liens.

The Tax Department is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., to receive tax payments. Payments can be mailed to the Town of Madison P O Box 190, Madison, ME 04950

To view local tax maps in a pdf format click here.

Our office is now offering TAX CLUB for property owners.  The enrollment period is July 1st to September 15th.  Once your enrolled in the Tax Club, you will make monthly payments to the Tax Collector.  As long as you continue to make monthly payments, there will be no interest charged to your account.  Your prior year taxes must be paid in full in order to qualify for the club. Click here to download a tax club application. 

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