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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

CBP Announces New Hours of Operation at Limestone Port of Entry

Release Date: 
December 21, 2018

Limestone, Maine – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds travelers that the hours of operation at Limestone port of entry along the Maine/New Brunswick border will change on January 6, 2019.  The new hours of operation are daily from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern (7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Atlantic).


Following a review of traffic and operations, CBP decided to adjust the hours of operation at the port to better align services and resources. This slight reduction of hours will also allow CBP to better allocate resources to nearby locations in Maine that have a need for additional staffing during high volume time periods.


“We appreciate the community’s understanding as we align resources to best serve the traveling public,” said Port Director Christopher Doughty. “CBP continues to review its operations to ensure resources are utilized in the most efficient manner possible.”


The nearby Fort Fairfield port of entry will continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Travelers should plan ahead and adjust travel plans according to the new hours of operation.


Visit to view the hours of operations at all Maine ports of entry.


On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly one million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs. Annually, CBP facilitates an average of more than $3 trillion in legitimate trade while enforcing U.S. trade laws.


For more on Customs and Border Protection’s mission at our nation’s ports of entry visit



Last modified: 
December 21, 2018