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

  • Town Office Closed Memorial Day TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 25TH, IN HONOR OFMEMORIAL DAY
    Posted by Admin Belgrade
  • Town Newsletter The Dam Committee Report did not make it into the newsletter.  Below is a copy of their report.   Also, submitted was a report from the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.  Below ...
    Posted May 19, 2015, 5:41 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Building Permit Applications Starting immediately: No building permit application shall be submitted that does not include a site plan drawn to scale.  There will be NO exceptions.  
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 10:53 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Pet Vaccination Clinics at Tractor Supply There is a Pet Vaccination Clinic going on at Tractor Supply Details on the link below
    Posted Dec 30, 2014, 12:10 PM by Admin Belgrade
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