Welcome to Voluntown

town_sealLocated in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding. The town hall and library are located in the Village Center, along with the PreK-8 school, Constitution Field, the walking track, and gazebo. Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally known as “Volunteer Town”.

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Cannabis Survey

The Voluntown Planning & Zoning Commission seeks your opinion on the regulation or prohibition of cannabis facilities in Voluntown. Please click the following link to participate in a one question survey to have your voice heard.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VoluntownCannabis

 

Thank you,

Voluntown Planning & Zoning Commission

Tax Office Closed

Tax Office will be closed 8/15/22 -8/19/22.  There are drop boxes in front of building (mounted on wall by front door), and one outside of Tax Office .  If you need assistance with DMV clearance, please contact the Assessor’s office at 860-376-3927.

Thank you!

Water Available to Residents

Residents have access to water currently at two locations:

  1. The water pump behind the town hall by the old garage is non-potable, which means it is not safe for drinking.
  2. There is a hose set up behind the school at the garden area. Please make sure the valve is off when done. This water is filtered for drinking.

Voluntown Is Experiencing Stage 2 Drought Conditions

Posted July 14, 2022, updated July 18, 2022

Today Governor Lamont approved a recommendation by the Interagency Drought Workgroup to declare that all eight counties in CT are experiencing Stage 2 (out of 5) drought conditions due to below normal precipitation conditions across the state.

Read the full press release here. 

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Message from the Tax Collector

UPDATE  7/5/22: Tax bills are now available for online payment.
Thank you for your patience while we worked on getting the issue resolved.

Personal Property taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2021, are payable beginning July 1, 2022, with the last day to pay without penalties being August 1. 2022. Ways to pay:

For more information on tax collection and payments, please visit the Tax Collector’s website page. 

NEW: Senior and Disabled Transportation Program for Voluntown Residents

Starting on July 1, 2022 the Dial-a-Ride and Caregiver Mile Reimbursement Programs will be available to Voluntown residents who are Senior (age 60+) and/or with disabilities. This is a grant funded service and there is no guarantee that funding will be available all year.

For information on who qualifies for these services, and how to register, pleas visit the Senior Resources page on our website. 

FY 22/23 Town Budget & Town Meeting Information

June 7 Referendum Results

The results to the June 7 Referendum can be found in the minutes of the Annual Meeting, which are here. (Scroll to the end of the pdf. for totals)

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Nuisance Wildlife, Suspicious Acting Wildlife

There have been several calls to Town Hall from residents asking about suspicious acting raccoons. We have inquired with the DEEP EnConn office, the DEEP Wildlife Division, NECCOG Animal Control, and the health department as to what to inform residents to do. Here is the general consensus:

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Committee, Board and Volunteer Vacancies 

 

There are many ways to get involved! We are in need of volunteers to be on boards, commissions, and committees.

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Access to Covid Self Test Kits

Covid-19 test kits are still available.

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