Town Office & Government

Jackson Town Office
Tel: 207 722 3439
Moosehead Trail (Rte 7), 3 miles n. of the 4-way stop in Brooks, .3 miles s. of Village Rd
Mailing Address:
Town of Jackson, P.O. Box 393, Brooks ME 04921

Office Hours
Monday        8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday       3:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  CLOSED
Thursday      12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday           8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3rd Saturday of every month    8:00 - 12:00pm

Town Clerk
Brenda Dennison    722 3439

Selectmen - meet every other Tuesday. See Events Calendar for schedule.
John Work           722 3206
Debbie Ludden    722 3195
Joe Laliberte        722 3286

Transfer Station
Transfer Station is located behind the Town Hall. Vehicles must have a sticker to use ($5.00 per sticker from Town Clerk; available only to Jackson residents)
Sunday        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Summer)
                     8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Winter)

Fire Chief & Fire Warden (Fire Permits)
Don Nickerson    722 3373
Deputy Fire Wardens
John Work 722 3206, Harold Moore 722 3304

Jackson Community Center - click HERE

Animal Control Officer
Cindy Ludden 722 3205

Code Enforcement Officer
David Schofield    322-7365 (hm)  491 4041 (cell) 568-3547

Snow Plowing
Johnny Ludden    722 3195

Planning Board - meets third Thursday of each month. See Events Calendar for schedule.
George Faulkner (Chair) 930-0287
Brenda Dennison (Deputy Chair)
Cheryl Moore (Secretary)
Louise Shorette (Member)
David McDaniel ( Member)
Jim Dickson (Alternate Member)
Vacant (Alternate Member)

Appeals Board
Mike Comer (Chair)
Vanessa Chaples
Duane Lahaye
Pam Lufkin
Anthony Nickerson

Road Commissioner
A.J. Ludden

Sexton (responsible for cemeteries)
Don Nickerson Jr. 722-3453
Planning Board 2012 Report

Selectmen Minutes

2011 Minutes
August 9
August 2
July 26
July 19
July 12
June 14
May 31
May 17
May 3
April 19
April 5
March 22
March 8
February 22, 2011
January 11, 2011

2010 Minutes
December 14
November 30
November 16
October 19
October 5
September 21

Jackson Land Use Ordinance

Jackson Wind Turbine Ordinance

Applications & Permits
These applications are in PDF (download Adobe Reader for free). You need to print them out, complete them, and submit them to the Town Clerk.
    List of Permit Fees
Building Permit
    Burn Permit: Call Fire Warden 722-3373 or apply on-line
    Farmland Application Schedule
   Homestead Exemption Application
    Veteran Exemption Application

Jackson page at

Trash Talk

Did you know that A LOT of our tax money pays to get rid of trash? Here are FOUR easy ways to reduce your trash and save us all some money:

1.    Recycle everything you can at the transfer station. Not sure if it can be recycled? Separate it out and ask the transfer station attendant. Recycle even more stuff at the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center. UARRC Recycling Guide

2.    Compost your food waste. Just about everyone in Jackson has a yard or garden. Turn your food waste - raw egg shells, uncooked vegetable scraps, unbleached paper towels - into valuable soil for your garden by composting it. All you need is a covered bucket and some dirt. If you can't use your compost, maybe a local farmer can.  Link here for composting tips.

3.    Buy less packaging. Buy in bulk. Buy fresh food instead of canned (especially from local farmers). Choose products with less plastic when you're buying electronics. Send the message to product manufacturers that you want less packaging by leaving excess packaging at the store! And always bring your own, reusable bags. Who needs more cheap plastic bags that break?

4.    Give it away, don't throw it away. One person's trash is another person's treasure. Bring your give-aways into the swap shop at the transfer station, or advertise them on the Classifieds page, on the Jackson E-mail Bulletin Board, at Waldo County FreeCycle, or with a salvage dealer.