Located 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”.
The Zoning Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector will be out of his office from July 17th thru July 24th. If you have any questions or are in need of an inspection, please call 860-376-3867 and leave a message.
In November, Voluntown will be holding municipal elections.
Volunteers are needed to fill elected offices.
Elected positions that are up for election and accepting nominations for ballot are on the:
Board of Selectmen:
Board of Education
Board of Assessment Appeals
Planning & Zoning
Planning & Zoning Alternates
Zoning Board of Appeals
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternates
Inland Wetlands Commission
Inland Wetlands Alternates
Library Board of Trustees
If you are interested in more information, or have any questions about any municipal office, or would like to be nominated for a position, please contact one of the people below. Nominations are voted on at the party’s caucuses. Nominees with the most votes at the caucus will be on the ballot in November. If you are not a registered Democrat or Republican, you can still be nominated and endorsed by either party.
The Democratic Town Committee Caucus is on Wednesday, July 22 at 7PM.
The Republican Town Committee Caucus is on Saturday, July 25th at 9AM.
To vote at a caucus, one must be registered to vote as the party of that caucus.
Republican Town Committee
Democratic Town Committee
Democratic Town Committee
PLEASE NOTE: THE NEW SPRING/SUMMER HOURS FOR THE TRANSFER STATION, ON THURSDAY ONLY, STARTS ON MAY 7TH. THE HOURS ARE 11:00 A.M. TO 6:45 P.M. AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH.
Notice is hereby given to all taxpayers of the Town of Voluntown that the first installment on Real Estate and Personal Property taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2014, are due and payable on July 1, 2015. Motor vehicle taxes are due in one installment on July 1, 2015.
The first installment may be paid without penalty through August 3, 2015. The rate of interest is 1.5% per month from the due date of July 1 (18% per year) or a minimum of $2.00 per bill or installment. If paid in August, but after the 3rd, interest is computed at 3%.
I will be in my office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Friday July 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays July 25 and August 1 from 9 a.m. until noon for the collection of these taxes.
Payments may be made by mail. If a receipt is required, please send a portion of the bill and enclose a stamped self- addressed envelope.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST.
Dated at Voluntown, CT this 22nd day of June 2015
Town of Voluntown
Starting on Tuesday, July 15, Voluntown will have a new Tax Assessor, Paige Stanton Donovan, CCMA II. Ms. Donovan will be holding office hours on Tuesdays, from 9AM-8PM.