Welcome to the City of Calais

Nestled right on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River

The City of Calais, Maine is located in eastern Washington County situated on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River.

Calais shares three international border crossings and a longstanding history with St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.

Calais has historically been a city of commerce and is recognized as the primary shopping center of eastern Washington County and Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Currently retail, service, and construction businesses are the primary components of the Calais economy.

Calais is home to 3,123 residents and services a regional population of 15,000. Calais has worked to bolster its economy by revitalization of its downtown and development of an industrial park complete with sewer, water, three-phase power and transportation facilities. Calais is designated as a HUB zone for economic development.Calais has a remarkable endowment of historic buildings and natural beauty. The quality of life is further enhanced by the availability of an array of community facilities including a regional hospital, Washington County Community College (formerly WCTC), numerous parks and recreational facilities.

Welcome to the City of Calais

Nestled right on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River

The City of Calais, Maine, is located in eastern Washington County situated on the Canadian border and the beautiful St. Croix River.

Calais shares three international border crossings and a longstanding history with St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.

Calais has historically been a city of commerce and is recognized as the primary shopping center of eastern Washington County and Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Currently retail, service, and construction businesses are the primary components of the Calais economy.

Calais is home to 3,123 residents and services a regional population of 15,000. Calais has worked to bolster its economy by revitalization of its downtown and development of an industrial park complete with sewer, water, three-phase power and transportation facilities. Calais is designated as a HUB zone for economic development. Calais has a remarkable endowment of historic buildings and natural beauty. The quality of life is further enhanced by the availability of an array of community facilities including a regional hospital, Washington County Community College (formerly WCTC), numerous parks and recreational facilities.

 

Hydrant Flushing

Fire Hydrants throughout the City will be flushed from October into November. Flushing will be conducted during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Downeast Economic Development Logo

Fiber to the Premise Initiative 

For more information about the specifics, affects, and benefits of this project please click the attached link at the bottom of the page. 

Job Openings:

Calais Fire- EMS is currently seeking a full-time paramedic and per diem Paramedics.

 For more information and the employment application please go to the City Jobs link under the Government tab at the top of the page. 

 

"We are an equal opportunity empoyer and service provider."