Town of Owls Head

Fire Department

Fire Department

owls-head-fire-deptEmergency Number 911 or
non-emergency (207) 594-5656

Business Number: (207) 596-7167

Steven (Skip) Hallett, Fire Chief, (207) 458-4802
Mike Root, Deputy Fire Chief (207) 691-4030
Jeff Benner, Assistant Fire Chief (207) 805-4346

The Owls Head Fire Department has 24 members, which include firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and fire police. The department responds with four apparatuses: a mini pumper, two pumper/tankers, and a pumper/support truck. The department is a member of the Knox County Mutual Aid Association in which the 17 member towns support each other with equipment and personnel in cases of emergency.

Business Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.
Drills are conducted on Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm and by special announcement.
Active members must attend training sessions, both by law and for their safety.

Outdoor Fires

All outdoor fires except campfires require an online burning permit on their person. Fires for cooking, warming, burning brush, grass, debris, or incinerators fall into this category. Permits are issued free of charge online at Maine Open Burn Permit.

For information on burning or to obtain a burning permit call the following people:
Steven (Skip) Hallett, Town Warden (207) 458-4802.

All burning permits are issued the day of the burn and are dependent upon the wind and weather conditions, time of day, length of burn, materials being burned, the number of fire permits issued for that day, and the number of personnel available in town.

We are always looking to add new members.  To become a member, apply online at

911 Building Numbering

Dear Building Owner of Owls Head;

The following are instructions for the new Enhanced 911 house and rural mail delivery numbering. The reason for the change is, of course, so that responders can find your residence in case of an emergency.

All owners of structures shall place the number assigned to that structure within sixty (60) days of the official notice date of October 1, 1999. Assigned numbers shall be posted in the following manner:

The number on the Structure or Residence. Where the residence or structure is within fifty (50) feet of the edge of the road right-of-way, the assigned number shall be displayed on the front (facing that road) of the residence or structure near the entry door.

Number at the Street Line. Where the residence or structure is over fifty (50) feet from the road right-of-way, the assigned number shall be displayed on a post, fence, wall, mailbox, or some structure at the property line next to the walk or access drive to the residence or structure. Note – lf a mailbox is being used to post an address point. The mailbox shall be the only one present and shall be on the same side of the road as the residence or structure. Numbers shall be four (4) inches minimum in height.

For Rural Mail Delivery. If mail is delivered by a rural carrier the mailbox owner or person responsible shall also place their house number (and street name if the box is off-premise) on his/her mailbox.  Note – HC or HCR numbers will no longer be used.

Size and Color of Numbers. Numbers shall be displayed in a contrasting color and a minimum of four (4) inches in height, six (6) inches preferred, bold block type, and shall be visible from the road when approaching from either direction. Note – in most cases brass, gold, silver, or chrome numbers are not acceptable unless on very dark or black backgrounds. Reflective material is highly recommended.

Numbers and road names on mailboxes not being used for building identification are not required to be four (4) inches in height. [off-premise and/or multiple mailboxes]

Every person whose duty it is to display the assigned numbers shall remove any different numbers that might be mistaken for, or confused with, the numbers assigned in conformance with this ordinance.

Interior Location. All residents and other occupants are requested to post the assigned numbers and road names next to their telephone for emergency reference.

New Construction. Whenever any residence or other structure is constructed or developed it shall be the responsibility of the new owner to obtain an assigned number from the Owls Head Fire Dept. Chief Steven (Skip) Hallett (207) 458-4802. Numbers shall be posted before occupancy of the building takes place.