Public Safety

  1. Animal Control

    Learn about ordinances that affect your pet in the Town of Wells.

  2. Child Safety Seat Check

    Schedule an appointment with the Police Department for an officer to inspect your child safety seat installation.

  3. Fire Danger Conditions

    Review the Fire Danger Conditions for the Town of Wells (Zone 1) as issued by the Maine Forest Service.

  4. Outdoor Burning

    Fire permits are required for all outdoor burning. Beach fires are not permitted in the Town of Wells except on Moody Beach. Special permits are given for large functions, lobster bakes, special festivals, and Town functions by approval of the Town Manager. Learn more here.

  5. When Stopped by Police

    The Wells Police Department is proud to have a very intensive traffic safety program in place. If you are stopped by the police, you may feel confused, anxious, excited or angry. Remember, traffic stops are very stressful and very dangerous for the officers. Find more information here.

  6. What to do in an Emergency

    Learn what to do to mitigate against, respond to, prepare for, and recuperate from threatened or actual acts of terrorism, industrial and commercial sabotage, fires, natural disasters (such as earthquakes, severe weather, flooding, hurricanes, etc.), public unrest, industrial and commercial accidents, infrastructure breakdown, failure and loss, or corruption of crucial information.

  7. RAVE Alert Emergency Notification System

    Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information below to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

  8. Proposed Public Safety Facilities

    Review the issues facing the Town's existing Public Safety Facilities (Police and Fire), review the proposal for the new Public Safety Facilities and how to get involved and support this very important infrastructure.