Town of Belgrade Maine Official Website

Belgrade is located just a few miles northwest of Maine's capital city, Augusta. Our current population is estimated to be about 4,000 year-round citizens, and that number nearly doubles when non-residents arrive to spend the summer months at their cottages.

The first settlers came to Belgrade in 1774, and the Town was incorporated in 1796. In the early days, most of its citizens earned a living by farming or working in its several grist and lumber mills. Gradually, however, residents started commuting to nearby cities for employment.  There is only one working farm remaining in Belgrade, and the town has become what many call a "bedroom community" composed of people who reside here but who work elsewhere. Employment in town is limited, with two lumber companies and a manufacturer of concrete products employing most locals. Small businesses such as restaurants and country stores provide a few year-round jobs, with rental cottages, boys/girls camps, marinas and a golf course adding part-time positions in the summer.

Belgrade covers about sixty square miles, with a large part of this area composed of lakes, streams and wetlands. Its five lakes and their inlet/outlet streams offer several species of fish for those who enjoy fishing, plenty of water surface for boaters, and excellent opportunities for those people interested in bird watching. With our forest acreage expanding, as former farmland reverts to tree growth, deer, moose and birds have become more plentiful for people to enjoy. There is a new 18-hole golf course, just south of Belgrade Lakes Village, with entrance from the West Road.

 

Recent Announcements

  • Office Closing Early The Town Office will be closing at 2 P.M. today, November 26th.  Due to inclement weather.
    Posted by Admin Belgrade
  • Town Office Closed The Town Office will be closed on November 27th & 28th in honor of Thanksgiving.  The office will be open regular business hours starting Monday, December 1st.  
    Posted by Admin Belgrade
  • RFP: PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT TOWN OF BELGRADE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT The Town of Belgrade, Maine is seeking proposals from a qualified vendor to furnish the Town with Playground equipment as related to ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2014, 9:00 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Efficiency Maine Home Energy Loans The town of Belgrade has recieved a flyer offering Home Energy Loans through Efficiency Maine.  These loans are low interest rate loans.  Below is the additonal information and the contact ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2014, 9:08 AM by Admin Belgrade
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