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The municipality of Patten, Moro, and Hersey administers a General Assistance Program for the support of the poor.  Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Patten Town Office during the following time(s):


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9:00am - 12:00pm | 1:00pm - 4:30pm 


Pursuant to Title 22 MRSA  § 4305, the municipal officers have

adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance and pertinent statutes are available for public inspection at the Patten Town Office.

In an emergency, applicants may contact Patten Town Office at (207) 528-2215 or after hours, contact the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office at (800) 432-7911.


The municipality's General Assistance Administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application.


The Department of Health and Human Services' toll-free number to call with questions regarding the General Assistance Program, or to report alleged violations is (800) 442-6003.

General Assistance Application

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