Plymouth, Maine
​Animal Control - Russell Craft - 341-5488

In an emergency, if you cannot reach Russell, please call Dispatch 945-4636

Note: Animal Control handles domestic animal control for the Town of Plymouth. 

If you have an issue with wildlife such as skunks or raccoons, please contact the Game Warden's office at 941-4440.

Oct. 15th - Jan. 31st license your dog w/out a late fee. 
Late fees of $25 per dog is required by the State of Maine after January 31st. 
​Please bring your current proof of rabies.
All dogs 6 months and older must have a license.

License fees: 

​Spayed or Neutered: $6
Male or Female non-altered:  $11
KENNEL (1-10 dogs): $42.00
Late fee (after Jan. 31st): $25.00
Kennels must be inspected annually and inspected by our Animal Control Officer.
Kennel licenses are only available for dogs kept for breeding, hunting, or show.
Dog Licenses Click Here
Health Officer

Laurine Farrar
Contact the Town Office @ 257-4646
The local health officer work force has a unique knowledge about how to assist and protect Maine citizens and communities. They are "on the ground", working along with public health nurses, other local health officers, environmental health officials, and other professionals who share the common goal of improving and caring for the health of their communities.

The LHO monitors his or her community through identifying and/or responding to immediate and trends in health risks to individuals or the community through town resident queries and/or the sharp eye of the LHO.

Contact your town's Local Health Officer if you have a complaint, question or concern about health risks, environmental risks, or landlord tenant concerns. 


Eliminate Browntail Caterpillars Now!

Helpful tips from State of Maine Entomologists
AUGUSTA- This National Invasive Species Awareness Week, entomologists from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry remind you that now is the best time to remove browntail caterpillars from trees that are accessible. Browntail caterpillars cause a poison ivy-like rash and they are impacting a broad swath of Maine. Contact with this caterpillar’s hairs can cause severe reactions for some individuals.
Browntail caterpillars spend the winter webbed in silken-wrapped leaves on the tips of branches of oak, birch, cherry, apple and other hardwood trees. NOW is the time to look for the bright white silk tying a few leaves to the TIPS of oak and fruit tree branches. If you see a web CLIP IT OUT and destroy the web by dropping it in a bucket of soapy water and soaking it overnight; do not just leave it on the ground. The caterpillars are ready to go once warmer weather arrives, so do this task as soon as possible!
Browntail caterpillar webs can be found regularly in Maine from the New Hampshire border to Deer Isle, and inland to Raymond, Turner, Rome, Smithfield, Burnham and Eddington. They are worst along the coast from Falmouth to Bristol and up the Kennebec River to Richmond. In 2017, outlying patches of defoliation were found in the towns of Belgrade, Burnham, Eddington, Liberty, Lincolnville, Turner and Whitefield. The moths have been seen all the way west to Kingfield, north to Ashland and east to Topsfield on the New Brunswick border.
As we all have heard, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” People have known that to be true of browntail for more than 100 years. Learn how to recognize browntail moth webs by visiting the websites below, then go out and check your trees for their presence. If you find them and can reach them, clip and destroy them. If you can’t reach them and plan to treat them, now is the time to line up professional help for this spring.
Don’t have trees? Survey a public space in your town. If you think you’ve found webs, but are not sure, contact the Maine Forest Service for help. Additional advice may be obtained from your nearest Cooperative Extension office or Soil & Water Conservation District.
Background information, a video showing how to clip the webs, a list of arborists who could prune webs out of your reach and a list of licensed pesticide applicators can be found at:  
For More Information: Contact the Maine Forest Service (207) 827-1813 or your local University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office.

This web could have more than 400 caterpillars in it. As those caterpillars grow, contact with hairs from them cause a rash for most people and can cause serious reactions in sensitive individuals. Clip webs and soak them in a bucket of soapy water overnight or destroy to reduce the numbers of larger caterpillars this spring and summer.
Plymouth Fire & Rescue


 Fire Chief - Tyler Dean       /        Assistant Chief - Travis Turner

Deputy Chief - Bradley Foss      /       EMS Chief - Laurine Farrar

Fire Captain - Kyle Evans      /       1st Lieutenant - Wyatt Stafford

Burn Permits Click Here
Burn Permits:

Call the Fire Chief, Tyler Dean @ 207-341-4395 or Brad Foss @ 207-416-7919 you may purchase a permit online from the State of Maine 24 hours a day here.

The standard State of Maine allowable burn times are after 5:00pm and before 9:00am. The exception to the default "after 5pm" restriction is when there is a steady rain or the ground is completely covered in snow. Please read your permit carefully and only burn during the times listed.
Burn Permits are valid on Class 1 or Class 2 days. The person requesting the permit must verify the class day after 9:00AM on the day they intend to burn.
This system is for brush piles, wood debris and agricultural burns only. Please contact the local fire department or the Maine Forest Service Regional Headquarters for campfire permits. Ashland Regional Office: 207-435-7963; Old Town Regional Office: 207-827-1800; Augusta Regional Office: 207-624-3700. 

The current fire danger is located here.

​About the Department: 

Plymouth Fire Department and Rescue serves the town of Plymouth Maine and serves as mutual aid to the surrounding towns.
The mission of Plymouth Fire & Rescue is to be a leading emergency service organization by:

• Meeting the needs of our community in fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue.

• Utilizing and improving the dedication and skills of our most valuable resource, OUR MEMBERS.

• Constantly improving all of our services and operations.

In carrying out the mission, Plymouth Fire & Rescue will:

• Give top priority to firefighter safety and environmental concerns.

• Encourage the professional and personal development of our Members.

• Work as teams to take full advantage of our skills, knowledge and creativity.

• Communicate openly and honestly to our Members and community to inspire trust and confidence.

To join the department, please contact the Fire Chief Tyler Dean.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 130
Plymouth, ME 04969-0130

Physical Address:
39 Lower Detroit RD
Plymouth, ME 4969
Telephone: 207-257-3010        Fax: 207-257-3700        email:

For emergencies, always call 911 or your local emergency contact phone number.