Reopening Plans

Announcing the City of Portland Reopening Plan as follows

Immediate (Following all CDC Guidelines)

  • City employees returned to City Hall and City buildings on Monday, June 1. However, the majority of City Hall and offices at Canco Road will stay closed to the public for the time being. 
  • Beginning June 8, the City will have limited access for the public to complete specific transactions. While some parts of the buildings will open sooner than others, new safety measures have been put into place throughout to better ensure the health of the public and our employees. While we know some transactions can only be done in person, we strongly encourage members of the public to utilize online services and those that can be done via phone or mail whenever possible.

City Clerk’s Office - City Hall
For birth, death, and marriage certificates. Voting & elections. Dog, hunting, and fishing licenses. 

The City Clerk’s office will be conducting all functions from Merrill Auditorium starting June 8. The public must enter from Myrtle Street through the PortTix entrance. No appointments will be taken. Staff will be set up to do walk-ins according to safe social distancing guidelines and masks must be worn. Marriages will be performed there as well. Forms can be found 
  • Elections will be conducted in Merrill Rehearsal Hall starting June 16 for in-person absentee voting and voter registration. The public can enter from Myrtle Street. 
Treasury Office - City Hall
For auto and boat registration, excise tax payments, and property tax payments.

Beginning June 8, the Treasury Office will reopen by appointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting Property tax payments have been delayed until June 1. Revaluation notices, scheduled for May, have also been delayed. We will announce a new date as soon as we have more information. The Portland Senior Tax Equity Program (P-STEP) is still available and accepting applications through June 15, 2020.

Tennis and Pickleball courts reopened on May 15 with proper precautions.   
  • The Portland Rowing Club moved singles and doubles to East End Beach for club use on May 15. 
July & August (Tentative & Following all CDC Guidelines)

  • Athletic Fields will reopen on July 1.
  • Basketball and Volleyball courts will reopen on July 1
  • Playgrounds will reopen on July 1 (tentative). 
  • Summer Day Camp starts July 6. Registration begins June 8. Visit for more information. 
July 14th (Tentative & Following all CDC Guidelines)

  • State Primary Election & School Budget Validation Referendum. This election has been moved to July 14, 2020. The same period which voters can request absentee ballots has been extended. We are encouraging everyone to vote absentee to help protect the health and safety of all. This is not a mandate, but an urgent request. Many of the people who work at elections are in the high-risk category, and while we don’t know what the virus will look like on Election Day, making this commitment now to vote absentee will help keep the community healthy. You can request an absentee ballot online, by mail or by phone and the City Clerk will mail your ballot to you to complete and mail back. You can contact the City Clerk’s Office at 207-874-8610 for more information.

This is a fluid and rapidly evolving situation that requires close monitoring and the need to adapt quickly. We will continue to modify all directives as appropriate and provide additional updates. Please remember we should continue to minimize our public contact and wear cloth face coverings in public in order to reduce the spread and not set us back. Remember we are taking these preventive actions out of an abundance of caution and concern for everyone. We apologize for any inconveniences you may experience as a result of these measures.

Read the Mayor & City Manager's Letter to Portland Citizens & Businesses Recapping COVID-19 Response and Outlining Reopening Plans.