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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Notice of Public Hearing on May 30th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that an Informational Budget Hearing for the Town of Voluntown Fiscal Year 2017/2018 budget will be held on May 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Voluntown Elementary School. Copies of the budget are available at the Town Hall and on the Town Website.

Voluntown Memorial Day Parade May 29th, 2017

 The Town of Voluntown Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 29, 2017. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Robbins Cemetery on Route 138 and continue down Route 138 to the Town Green.

CLOSING

THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 29TH FOR MEMORIAL DAY.

OUT OF OFFICE

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BUILDING OFFICIAL & ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WILL NOT BE IN HIS OFFICE ON JUNE 6TH AND JUNE 8TH.

Finn Beach Parking Passes Available at Town Clerk’s Office

Finn Beach officially opens on June 15.

Finn Beach is a public beach and is open to anyone regardless of whether or not they reside in Voluntown.

Please make sure you have a parking permit for the lot as there is no parking allowed on the street. Permits are transferable from car to car. Permits can be picked up at the Town Hall in the Town Clerk Office. Please be ready to show proof of residency.

Parking lot security will be used again this year. The parking lot will be open daily from June 15- Sepetember 15, 10:00AM- 6:00PM.

To offset the cost of lot security the fees for parking passes are as follows:

Voluntown Residents: $20 for the season (includes 2 guest day passes)
Non-Residents: $40 for the season
Day passes: $10 per day.

PASSES MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE DURING REGULAR TOWN HALL HOURS. PASSES WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE BEACH. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WEEKEND. 

 Finn Beach Rules
  • No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk and children must be supervised.
  • No dogs on beach
  • No fires or grills on beach
  • No alcohol on beach
  • No glass on beach
  • No smoking on beach
  • Beach open 10am-6pm
  • Parking permits are required
  • No street parking
  • Please use provided trash cans and keep the beach and parking lot clean
  • Call 911 for emergencies. The 911 address is: 61 North Shore Rd, Voluntown, CT

Notice of Decision

NOTICE OF DECISION
At the regular meeting on May 10, 2017 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision.
Application #020817 Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission (text amendment change)
Approved 15 days after this published notice.
Dated at Voluntown May 16, 2017
Scott Davidson, Chairman

Roadwork Expect 5/3-5/17, 138 Griswold to Voluntown Town Line

2017-2018 Town Budget Information

2017-2018 Town of  Voluntown Budget Information

A message from First Selectman Bob Sirpenski:

The proposed 2017-2018 General Government budget for the Town of Voluntown does not contain any new programs. It meets the basic needs of Voluntown, while being mindful of the difficult economic times that our town still faces. Please come to the budget informational meeting that will be held in May to provide budget input and plan on attending the town meeting that will be held in June to vote. Dates for both will be announced soon.

To view the proposed 2017-2018 General Government budget, click here.

To view the proposed 2017-2018 Board of Education budget, click here.

Voluntown Community Events in May

Below is a list of community events happening throughout Voluntown in the month of May.

National Day of Prayer, May 4, 5:15PM at the gazebo behind Town Hall.

Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department Steak Dinner, May 6, $20 a ticket. Dinner served at 6:00 pm. BYOB. Takeout available beginning at 6:30 pm. You can get your ticket by contacting your local firefighter or calling the station at 376-0475.

Voluntown YSB 4th Annual Super 5K, May 13, 9AM at Pachaug State Forest. Click here for more info.

SBA 101 Workshop, Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Voluntown Town Hall Meeting RoomLight refreshments will be served. Limited space. Please RSVP by May 11. Click here for more info and to RSVP.

Voluntown Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 29, 2PM starting at Robbins Cemetery


If your Voluntown non-profit would like to have an event listed, please send a request to thanson@voluntown.gov for consideration.