Welcome to Trenton, Maine

The Town of Trenton is located on the last point of mainland before entering Mount Desert Island. As such, it is truly the “Gateway to Acadia”. The Trenton Bridge looks out on a view that has thrilled hundreds of thousands of travelers.

The Town was incorporated in 1789 and was named in honor of George Washington’s battle in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1776 a settlement was organized by Ebenezer Thorndike. The area was variously called Thornbury and Thorndike Plantation until its incorporation. Until 1870 Trenton also included the eastern half of the peninsula, but in that year it was divided when the town of Lamoine was separately incorporated.

Trenton has a long tradition of the sea that continued through the 1800’s as shipbuilding and shipping prevailed in addition to lumbering, farming, and of course lobstering.

The Town of Trenton welcomes you to Down East Maine.

Earth Day Roadside Cleanup

Earth Day Roadside Cleanup will be April 27, 2024.
Sign up at the Trenton Town Office and meet there at 8:30 am.

From the Planning Board

See Below for a DRAFT revision for LUO Section 8, (starting on pg. #105) as discussed at the January 3rd 2024 Forum meeting. This is only a draft and written out for discussion purposes only. There will be additional DRAFTS that explore other options as we move through the process of addressing the concerns brought forward concerning Large Scale Solar Energy Systems.

The Planning Board expects to have a recommendation to present by early April.

DRAFT Revision for LUO Section 8

Mark Remick, Chairmen TPB

Burn Permits

Burn Permits for burning within the Town of Trenton, Maine

The State of Maine site: maineburnpermit.com is available and is free of charge. It is also the best option to obtain a burn permit. It is imperative that you read and follow all the instructions on the Burn Permit. These include but, not limited to: Size of the fire allowed, burning times allowed, and what is allowed to be burned.

Trenton Burn Permit Info (PDF)

Marriage Licenses

Applying for a marriage license takes anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour. To avoid wait time, the Town Office recommends you call ahead and set up an appointment. At that time you should also check on the documents you may need when making out the forms. This will save you time and we will be able serve you better. Thank you.

For more information and the documents you may need see Maine.gov.