Welcome to the Town of South Berwick
To promote and improve our quality of living, enhance our sense of community, and preserve the integrity of our small-town heritage. We are committed to providing excellence in services for all citizens, businesses, and visitors through constant improvement and determination. We strive to sustain the public trust through open and responsive government, and we encourage public participation from our citizens and businesses.
Town Meeting - Town Council - Town Manager Government
The Town of South Berwick has a Town Meeting - Town Council - Town Manager form of government, which was approved in South Berwick by the Governor in 1969. The Town Manager is appointed by and reports to the Town Council and is the Town’s Chief Administrative Official, responsible for the day-to-day activities of the town.
The Town Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town and is responsible to the Town Council for the administration of all departments. Operating department heads serving under the direction of the Town Manager are appointed by the Manager. All other employees are appointed by the Town Manager upon recommendation from the Department Head and subject to any such personnel rules and regulations which may be adopted by the Town Council. The following major Department Heads report to the Town Manager: Assessing, Code Enforcement, Economic & Community Development, Finance, Fire, General Assistance, Human Resources, Library, Planning, Public Works, Recreation, and Town Clerk.
Please contact the Administrative Assistant
Monday - Thursday 9am to 5pm.
Friday's 9am to Noon
Assistant Town Manager
Monday - Thursday 7am to 4pm
Friday 8am to Noon by appointment only
Executive Assistant to Administration
Monday - Thursday 8am to 4:30pm