Public Records

The Town of Winthrop is committed to providing the public with access to information and records about its business. Most information can be obtained by calling the Town Manager at (207) 377-7200 ext. 423, or by contacting the appropriate Department Head and/or Board representative.

Keep in mind that a lot of information is available on our website and you may easily find what you need here:
Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Charter & Ordinances
Boards & Committees
Tax Maps
Annual Budget & Audits
Downtown Revitalization Plan

The Town of Winthrop fully supports the Maine Freedom of Access Act (FOAA). The Act grants Maine people with a broad right of access to public records while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy rights of individual citizens. The Act also ensures government accountability to Maine citizens by requiring public access to the meetings of public bodies.

How to make a FOAA Request: (please be sure you have exhausted the informal inquires/searches as described above)
To make a FOAA Request, email, mail or deliver in writing your request to the Town Manager. The Town is required to respond within 5 business days and give an approximate date you can expect the records, if there is any complication in providing the records (protected by confidentiality, etc.) and any cost that may be involved.

Jeffrey Kobrock, Town Manager
FOAA
17 Highland Ave.
Winthrop, ME 04364
P: 207-377-7200 ext. 423
Email: manager@winthropmaine.org

In order for the governmental body, agency or official to promptly respond to your request, you should be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. If a particular document is required, it should be identified precisely-preferably by author, date and title. However, a request does not have to be that specific. If you cannot identify a specific record, you should clearly explain the type of records you are seeking, from what timeframe and what subject the records should contain.

Please note: The FOAA provides that certain categories of documents are not public records. Included among these are records that have been designated confidential by statute, documents subject to a recognized legal privilege such as the attorney-client privilege or the work-product privilege, records describing security plans or procedures designed to prevent acts of terrorism, medical records, juvenile records, and the personal contact information of public employees contained within records.