Richmond, Maine: A Small Town with a Big Heart

If you're looking for a place to visit or call home, consider Richmond, Maine. We're blessed with unparalleled beauty, from the rolling hills that surround us to the timeless Kennebec River that defines our downtown.

Swan Island - on the Historic Register

Visitors come from miles away to Swan Island, just a stone’s throw from downtown Richmond. Four miles of trails and camping are yours to enjoy as you share the island with deer and bald eagles.

Shopping Here, Shopping There

Downtown Richmond has some small shops that take you back to an earlier time. Whether shopping for hardware or looking for a special gift, you can probably find something of interest right in town.

But when you get a hankering for more shopping choices, you can reach the shopping nexus of Topsham about 20 minutes away. Or enjoy the cultural offerings of the Augusta Civic Center about 30 minutes in the other direction. And if your interest is the ocean, you'll find the beautiful Maine coast just 20 minutes away - get there by car or boat.

Welcome to Richmond SignBusinesses - You're a Priority in Richmond

Maintaining an environment for business growth is a priority for Richmond. Our participatory style of local government is responsive to the needs of local business. Visit our economic development pages and our business attraction page to learn more.

The Richmond Recreation Committee and its sub-committee the Summer Recreation Planning Committee are busy planning a summer recreation program for Richmond kids in Pre-K through 8th grade.  Please note, in order for this program to come to fruition it will need to be approved by the Select Board and residents of Richmond at our June town meeting. If approved, the summer rec program would be three mornings a week (Tuesday-Thursday) for five weeks starting July 10th, from 7:30-11:30 am.  The summer rec program would include swimming lessons, field trips to places like Fun Town and Damariscotta Lake State Park, along with other fun activities.  Marcia Buker Elementary School will house the indoor activities.  The cost for participating in this 5-week program is $100/child. We want all children who are interested to be able to participate regardless of income, scholarships will be available for those in need.  To help us better prepare for and plan for this program, we ask you to please complete the following survey.  Your answers and input are greatly appreciated.  Thank you!



The Town's Comprehensive Plan was adopted, following referendum vote on Election Day 2016. Copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available at the Town Office during normal business hours, and on the Town website at

Comprehensive Plan








Richmond, Maine - a wonderful place to live and visit
News & Updates


Mainers urged to sign up for free disposal of unusable pesticides: More Information Here!

All town roads posted by 2/23/18. 

3/14 Selectmen Meeting 5:30p.m.-Agenda

3/22 Budget Meeting 6:00p.m.

3/27 Planning Board 6:00p.m.

3/28 Selectmen Meeting 5:30p.m.

Board and Committee Openings: Appeals Board, 1 Regular and 2 Alternate for three (3) year terms; Cobbossee Watershed Trustee, 1 Regular for two (2) year term; New Mills Dam Committee, 1 Regular and 2 Alternate for three (3) year terms; Community Development Revolving Loan Fund, 2 Regular and 1 alternate for three (3) year terms; Planning Board, 1 Regular member for five (5) year term; Richmond Recreation Committee, 3 Regular members for three (3) year terms; Library Board Trustee, 1 Regular member three (3) year term. 

Free burning permits available through the Warden's Report. The Town Office cannot issue permits at this time.


Check out the Community Events Page for local events and our Newest Edition of the Mainely Richmond!

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