- Your Government
The Tax Assessor's Office can assist you online with detailed information on real estate and personal property tax assessments and property tax maps.
The Department of City Clerk has three major functions: Elections, Vital Records, and Custodian of the City Council Minutes.
City Manager's Office
The council-manager form of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.
Communications & Digital Services
The City of Portland's Communications & Digital Services office is responsible for sharing public information and news with the community, engaging the public in the city's work and services, handling media relations, digital tools, social media, and the website, and processing freedom of information requests.
The Corporation Counsel's Office serves as legal counsel for the City Council and City of Portland.
View information on purchasing, treasury services, and budget and financial documents for the City of Portland.
The Portland Fire Department is a proud team of dedicated professionals on the front line since 1768. Our mission is to deliver emergency services to the City of Portland and protect its well being through preparedness, prevention and education.
Health & Human Services
The Health and Human Services Department is excited to unveil the co-location of key programs from the Social Services and Public Health divisions to a single, centralized location in the city.
Housing & Economic Development
The Housing & Economic Development Department is focused on cultivating a healthy and vibrant economic climate, including the working waterfront, as well as fostering housing development opportunities in the City of Portland.
The Human Resources department is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, support and guidance of the skilled workforce of the City of Portland.
The Information Technology Department (IT) is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of a large, wide-area information network, managing all the technology hardware and software used by the City of Portland. The department is divided in four sections of expertise: Applications, Technical and Customer Services, Operations, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Portland International Jetport is the Airport of Choice for Maine. In 2014 the Jetport served over 1.6 million passengers. All three major airline alliances provide one-stop access to thousands of destinations around the world.
Check out information on paying parking tickets, parking bans, city garages and lots, transportation options, and maps of the city.
Parks, Recreation & Facilities
The mission of Portland Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Department is to enhance the quality of life through people, parks and programming while creating lasting memories for the citizens of Portland and its visitors.
Permitting & Inspections
The Permitting and Inspections Department serves as a one-stop permitting, licensing, and inspections shop, which centralizes services and reduces wait times.
Planning & Urban Development
The Planning and Urban Development Department promotes and plans for the future vitality, livability and prosperity of this remarkable city and all its people.
With an authorized strength of 161 sworn officers and 59 civilian employees, the Portland Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the state of Maine.
Portland Public Schools
Visit the official website of Portland Public Schools.
We collect your garbage and recycling, clear your streets of ice and snow in the winter, help maintain the city's sewer system, build your sidewalks, manage the city's traffic lights and street signage, and more.
The Sustainability Office undertakes initiatives designed to make Portland a vibrant, environmentally friendly community now and into the future.
As its name suggests, the Portland area is strongly linked to the sea. The port is the heart, the soul, and to a large extent, the muscle of a dynamic city.