The municipality of Deer Isle administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor. Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA $4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance is available for public inspection at the town office and/or online at Also available for inspection is a copy of the State's General Assistance Statutes, as copies of the State law are made available to the municipality, by Maine's Department of Health and Human Services.


Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at Deer Isle Town Office during the following time(s):


Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday

Hour(s): 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM


In an emergency, applicants may contact

  • James Fisher at (207) 370-4450

  • Ronald Eaton at (207) 348-6857


The municipality's General Assistance administrator must issue a written decision within 24 hours of receiving an application.


The Department of Health and Human Services' toll-free telephone number, to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program, is 1-800-442-6003.


This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 MRSA $4304-4305.


Ronald B. Eaton, Chair

(207)348-6857 or (207)479-9109

Peter P. Perez

(207)348-6865 or (207)479-9777

Percy L. Brown, Jr.

(207)348-6066 or (207)812-6068

Town Manager

James Fisher

(207) 348-2324 / (207) 812-6315 (cell)


Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Deer Isle Town Office

The public is cordially invited to participate in all meetings. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, meetings are online and by conference call. Details are included on the agenda below. If you wish to be on the agenda, contact Jim Fisher by email of phone (207) 348-2324 at least one day in advance.

Earlier notice is appreciated.

Documents and Links

Select Board Agenda and Minutes

Office of the Treasurer/Tax Collector

Office of the Clerk/Registrar of Voters

Ph. 207-348-6060  Fax 207-348-9398

70 Church Street  ~  PO Box 46

Deer Isle, ME 04627

Office of the Selectmen

Town Manager

Ph. 207-348-2324  Fax 207-348-9398

70 Church Street  ~  PO Box 627

Deer Isle, ME 04627