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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Road Work: Brown Road

Road work will be taking place on Brown Road on Monday, July 22. Please be prepared for delays due to lane closures.

Land Use Technician Out of Office Until August 2

Posted 7/19

Our Land Use Technician, Taylor, is out of office until August 2nd.

Please refer to the building and land use department webpage for more information about permit applications and requirements. All permits can be applied and paid for online.

Please refer to the GIS Map if you want to know about the zoning regulations on a property.

No one will be in the land use office on Monday, July 22 and Monday, July 29. 

Our Building Inspector (Rick) will be in the office or on inspections Tuesdays 3pm to 7pm, and Thursdays 9am-12pm. Please email him at rmartel@voluntown.gov or call him at 860-303-9245 if you have questions about building or inspections.

Our town planner and zoning officer (John) will be in the office on Wednesdays 9am-12pm. He can be reached via email at planner@voluntown.gov if you have questions about planning/zoning.

Board of Assessment Appeals

Voluntown’s Board of Assessment Appeals Commission is currently accepting applications to fill the vacant position for the Board of Assessment Appeals Commission.

Please use this link to apply: https://voluntown.civicweb.net/Portal/BoardApplication/

Notice About Tax Bills

Voluntown taxpayers should be receiving tax bills in the mail on July 1. The online portal will be open for payments also on July 1. For more information on paying online visit the tax collectors page on the website.

The first installment and motor vehicle payments are due by August 1 before late fees go in effect. Please notice that the mill rate is now 29.24 which is a slight increase.

The Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the Fourth of July holiday.

Justice of the Peace

Interested voters who would like to become a Justice of the Peace, and who are unaffiliated or
minor party voters, may file their application at their Town Clerk’s Office between August 1,
2024 and November 1, 2024. The term runs from January 6, 2025 thru January 1, 2029: the
applications are available at their Town Clerk’s Office. Unaffiliated and minor party voters who
miss the November 1st deadline may not apply again until 2028.
No one who is, or has been, a registered Democratic or Republican on or after May 1, 2024 may
apply for one of these appointive Justice of the Peace slots. Please contact the Town Clerk of
your town for further information.

Dogs Licenses

eQuality Valuation Services LLC Data Collectors in Town

Posted 5/28/24

eQuality Valuation Services LLC Data Collectors Peter and Asher will be in town for the next two weeks photographing and inspecting select properties for the Town of Voluntown Revaluation. Their vehicles will be marked with eQuality magnets. Their ID information is below.

Should you have any questions, please call the Assessor’s Office at (860) 376-3927.

Public Reval ID Letter- Asher

Public Reval ID Letter- Peter

Referendum- Vote June 5 at Town Hall, Town Meeting Vote Results

Updated 6/5/24

Results of the 6/5/24 budget referendum are below in red. 

Please note: Due to an error in the announcement of the Annual Town Meeting and Referendum, they have both been rescheduled.

Board of Selectmen Budget Public Hearing can be viewed here: Public Hearing- Government Budget FY24/25 (youtube.com)

NEW DATE- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5-  Referendum will be held in Town Hall Meeting room 12-8pm with a Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting to follow. The referendum is to vote on the government budget, board of education budget and the capital projects budget only. 

Results for the items voted on at the Annual Town Meeting are in red below.

Notice of Annual Town Meeting and Referendum

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Public Hearing May 21: Sale of  Town Owned Property 2 Church Street

Posted 5/10/24

Notice is hereby given that an Informational Public Hearing for the Town of Voluntown for the sale of 2 Church Street will be held on May 21, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main Street, Voluntown, CT.  The Public Hearing will be livestreamed on the Town YouTube channel which is Town of Voluntown-Government. The vote on the sale will take place at the Annual Town Meeting that directly follows the public hearing.

In October of 2023 a Request for Proposals went out for the Sale of Town Property 2 Church Street. The posting can be viewed on the town website here. Certified letters were sent to all of the adjacent property owners and the RFP was posted through our regular posting practices. The link to the bid document is on the town website. At the bid deadline on November 28, one bid was received from David and Laureen Blanchette for the purchase of the property for $40,000.

Seeking Justice of the Peace Candidates

If you are interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace, please contact your party chair if you are affiliated as a Republican or Democrat or the Town Clerk if you are undeclared.

For Democrats nominations will be May 28 at 7pm please contact Chris Chabot at chrischabotvtown@gmail.com if you are interested.
The Republican nominations will be May 22 at 7pm at Town Hall Meeting Room.  Please contact Tracey Hanson at amothersearth@gmail.com or vtownrtc@yahoo.com if you are interested.
All others should contact the Town Clerk 860-376-4089 or ptheroux@voluntown.gov.