June 1 target for reopening some town services

COVID-19 Virus 2020


Updated 05/22/2020

Anticipated opening for the Richards Pool is July 1. Operating protocols will be announced.

The town has set June 1, 2020 as a target for restarting some of the services that have been halted by the coronavirus pandemic. [news article]. In the mean time, residents wishing to register automobiles purchased privately or at a dealer may do so remotely. The town will mail or email required forms and handle transactions remotely – including mailing new license plates. Online renewal of automobile registration continues to be available, and staff is happy to assist. Staff is available by phone or email from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The governor issued an executive order requiring residents of towns, such as Cape Elizabeth, that offer online and/or remote registrations to have vehicle registration up to date by June 11.

Fort Williams Park restrictions

Fort Williams Park will reopen to pedestrians and cyclists beginning Monday, May 11, 2020. [news article]

The Town Council on April 28, 2020 voted to amend an its emergency order that had closed the park as part of the town's efforts to stem spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 disease.

The town of Cape Elizabeth's 2020 Memorial Day Parade and open house at the Town Center Fire Station have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In honor and respect for those who died in active military service, a Memorial Day remembrance video will be posted Memorial Day weekend here on the town's website and on CETV, as well as social media platforms.

Covid-19 Call Center logo

Community Services is staffing a COVID-19 call center weekdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. If you need help, don't know where to turn or just need a listening ear, please call the Cape Elizabeth COVID-19 Task Force Call Center, 207-799-2868.

Looking for a new place for outdoor exercise? Please see our Greenbelt map page:
go to greenbelt map page


On March 25, 2020 the Town Council extended the interest due date for real estate and personal property taxes to June 1, 2020.  

Real estate and personal property tax payments may be made in the following ways:

  1. Check sent by U.S. Postal Service.  Post dated checks will not be accepted nor held.  Fund must be good when the payment is received.
  2. Using your bank bill payer service.  Please check with your bank.  If they offer that service, your bank will write and mail the payment for your taxes and debit your account.
  3. Online using a check - EFT service.  The cost is 40 cents.  This fee does not go to the Town and is not waivable.
  4. Online using a debit or credit card.  The cost is 2.95% of the tax amount paid. This fee does not go to the Town and is not waivable.
  5. In the office when the Town Offices reopen to the public.  The office are scheduled to remain closed until June 1.


Reminder: Practice social distancing to guard against COVID-19

With school closed and young people enjoying the fresh air, it's important to remember social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread


Town cancellations and closures

as of 5/22/2020

Cape Elizabeth schools will conduct distance-learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

Suspended until June 1:

  • Meetings of the Recycling Committee, School Building Committee, Planning Board, Fort Williams Park Committee, Energy Committee, Thomas Memorial Library Committee and Board of Zoning Appeals. Some meetings may be conducted by teleconference, see calendar for agendas

Closed until June 1:

  • Town offices closed to the public (Town Hall, Town Center Fire Station, Community Center, Public Works)
  • Public Safety office hours 10 a.m.-noon weekdays; use red phone in lobby vestibule for emergency public access
  • Cape Elizabeth School Campus and Facilities - Parking Lots, Tracks, Fields
  • Swap Shop and Bottle Shed at the Recycling Center (Recycling Center will remain open regular hours for single-sort recycling and waste disposal)
  • All Community Services programming
  • Cape Care
  • After Care
  • Fitness Center
  • Thomas Memorial Library hours
  • All Thomas Memorial Library programming

Postponed to June 1

  • Interest due on second half of FY2020 real-estate taxes

Anticipated opening July 1

  • Richards Pool - Operating protocols forthcoming

Rescheduled to Oct. 3:

  • Paper Shredding Event

Rescheduled to Nov. 7:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Postponed until 2021:

  • Memorial Day Parade and Open House - Watch for Remembrance Video coming Memorial Day Weekend 2020
  • Family Fun Day
  • Beginning field inspections of Cape Elizabeth homes townwide revaluation

Open to pedestrians, bicycles only beginning May 11

  • Fort Williams Park

Open regular hours:


Now, more than ever, we encourage residents to utilize our online/mail-in services.

Please continue to be vigilant with your own personal health by following the recommendations and best practices from the United States and Maine Centers for Disease Control. Stay connected to all of our town platforms. We will continue to monitor the situation and will post updates frequently.

Take Advantage of Our Online/Mail in Services:

Need to do business and you're not sure if you can complete it online or through the mail? Give us a call (see numbers below)

See the Cape Elizabeth Schools Coronavirus Updates for latest school information

In addition, we recommend that residents connect with the Maine CDC's Facebook page and website as they are sharing daily updates about the virus and best practices for preventing the spread of it.

Additional Information from the Centers for Disease Control:


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