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The Town of Jay, Maine

Jay is nestled in a valley formed by the Androscoggin River in Southern Franklin County. That geographical fact led the area to become a hotbed of industry during the industrial revolution. The Androscoggin provided power for a multitude of mills and factories, and while industry remains a strong part of Jay's past, the town retains a rural feel. With a population of just under 5,000 Jay has kept the small-town characteristics that make Western Maine an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.


Jay boasts a very active civic atmosphere, with 2 Veteran's Organizations, an Historical Society, many churches, a Youth Organization, a Paper and Heritage Museum, Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary, just to name a few.

Jay Historical Society

Located right on the edge of the western mountains and at the gateway to the major ski areas, Jay has access to abundant recreational activities. Right here in town there is French Falls recreational area, a ball field in the summer that is flooded and maintained for ice skating in winter; Spruce Mountain Ski Slope, a tri-municipality ski area; tennis courts located at the Elementary School; and a Rail Trail Snowmobile/ATV/Hiking system, spanning a distance of 14 miles from Jay to Farmington. The Androscoggin River itself provides opportunities for excellent fishing, and is the venue for many fishing tournaments. Canoes and kayaks are a common site, as local folk are using the river for recreation as never before.

Fun on the Androscoggin during the Source to Sea Trek

Town Notices

Town of Jay Seeks Full-time Finance Director

The Town of Jay is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of full-time Finance Director/Human Resources Director/Treasurer.  This position is responsible for a variety of fiscal and administrative functions including disbursements and accounting of revenues and expenditures, monitoring and administering the budget, accounting, fixed asset tracking, investing funds, bank reconciliations, grant administration, financial reporting, audit preparation, assisting with budget preparation, and related fiscal operations for the Town.

This position also manages the functional areas of human resources including payroll and benefits administration and reporting, workers compensation, and developing and updating HR and finance related policies and procedures. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative.
The successful candidate will have educational background and experience in accounting, financial management, and reporting; and will have strong communication skills. Candidates with experience in the use of TRIO financial software and basic IT experience will be preferred. The Town offers an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement, income protection insurance, paid vacation time and paid holidays. Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. The Town of Jay is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until August 9, 2021 or until the position is filled. 

Resume, references and cover letters may be mailed to: 

Shiloh LaFreniere, Town Manager
at Town of Jay, 340 Main Street, Jay, ME 04239

or emailed to  Please include “Finance Director Search” in the subject line.


Town Meeting results 2021 Click here

Polycor info sharing (including blasting notices)

Polycor has created a Facebook page to be able to share news, including blasting notices, with the community. As such, the Town will no longer be putting out these notices. Please Like their Facebook page at: (Polycor New England Community News) to get future blasting notices and other relevant community news. Their contact information as well as a link to email them is included on their page.

If you do not have Facebook, please contact the company directly at 645-2842 or by email at  


Town of Jay Annual Report Available

Download the 2020 Town Report


What is the purpose of a Tax Club? The Tax Club provides the taxpayer an eight (8) month period to budget payments without interest thereby relieving the pressure of lump sum payments. This in turn benefits the Town by creating a more predictable cash flow. Click here for more info.


Report Streetlight Outages on CMP's website 

Facebook Page

The Town of Jay has a Facebook page. Please visit and "like" to stay abreast of happenings when on Facebook.

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See Jay's Social Media Policy here

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Town Office at 897-6785. Examples of ways you might help your community include: adopt-a-spot, gardening, seasonal recreational opportunities, volunteering on boards and committees and many other local opportunities.


Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC)
Is available here

Board Vacancies

Contact the Jay Town Office for information on Board Vacancies: 897-6785.



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Town Office Hours:
Monday Tuesday and Friday 8-4 Wed. noon - 4 and Thursday 8 -5

Phone: 897-6785 Fax: 897-9420
340 Main St
Jay, ME 04239

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