Welcome to the City of Calais!

June 10, 2022

The Calais Water Department is providing our customers with this update regarding the water quality.  Over the past few months, we have made several operational changes to reduce the levels of total trihalomethanes in the water.  The most recent round of testing conducted this spring revealed these efforts have been successful with a reduction of about 40% in the total trihalomethanes levels.  As a result, the Water Department is again meeting all drinking water standards.  We will continue to work every day to ensure the Calais Water Department customers are always provided with safe and reliable service.

If you have any questions, please contact Marc at 454-2760



Curative Labs is now providing COVID Testing from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M., Monday through Friday, at the St. Croix #1 Fire House, located at 9 Church St. in Calais.

*** Please note that testing is no longer done at the Rec Center – Curative now operates out of the old fire hall next to the City Building ***

Curative offers RT-PCR and Rapid NAAT COVID.  There is no out-of-pocket cost for the RT-PCR tests, with results usually available within 24 to 48 hours.  The Rapid NAAT tests require ID and insurance information, with those results usually available within 1 to 2 hours.  The public is encouraged to pre-register for appointments using the link provided below, however, walk-ins will not be denied a COVID test.

Register for a COVID test


Calais Recreation Summer Camp Registration Is Now Open!

2022 Parent Handbook Calais Recreation Day Camp Policies

2022 Summer Camp Registration



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.


Provided below are the public notices published by the U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division, for the week of

January 10, 2022.  You can view these public notices through this link:


Job Openings

For more information about job opportunities with the City, or 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 employer and service provider.”