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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FEMA Flood Risk Open House- June 28

Posted 6/6/23

June is Dog License Month

Town Meeting- May 30-Town and BOE Budgets & Ordinances- Results

Posted 5/31/23

The Annual Town Meeting was held on May 3oth. The results are below.

  1. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Selectmen’s Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 in the amount of $2,470,871 (two million, four hundred seventy thousand, eight hundred seventy-one dollars). APPROVED
  2. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Education Budget for the fiscal year 2023-2024 in the amount of $7,055,334 (seven million, fifty-five thousand, three hundred thirty-four dollars). APPROVED
  3. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Capital Projects Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 in the amount of $380,000 (three hundred eighty thousand dollars) from the unassigned fund. APPROVED
  4. To consider and act on the following proposed Ordinances:
        • Library and Board of Trustees Ordinance  APPROVED
        • Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance  APPROVED

Annual Town Meeting slideshow, minutes, and link to the YouTube video is below.

The town government slide show.

Annual Town Meeting Minutes- 5/30/23

The meeting can be viewed on the Town of Voluntown- Government YouTube channel. We apologize for the sound as the microphones were out of order!

The Board of Selectmen held a special meeting following the town meeting and set the mill rate to 27.77, which is no change. The minutes are below.

Special Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes- 5/30/23

Notice of Annual Town Meeting
MAY 30, 2023


This public meeting is being held in person and will be livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. Eligible residents and electors must be present in person to participate and vote.

The electors and citizens qualified to vote in the annual budget meeting of the Town of Voluntown are hereby warned that the annual town meeting will be held on Tuesday May 30, 2023 at the Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main St, in Voluntown, Connecticut, at 7:00 pm for the following purposes. 

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Voluntown Memorial Day Parade- May 29th


The Voluntown Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 29th. Ceremonies start at 2:00PM at Robbins Cemetery, the procession then proceeds to the Memorial Green for a Memorial Program, then continues to Voluntown Elementary School. Expect traffic delays on RT 138/165 around this time.

State of CT Avian Flu Emergency Response Proposed Voluntown Composting Site

Posted 4/12/23

The State of Connecticut, through the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), is currently considering a location in Voluntown be used in the event of an avian influenza emergency response as a location for the composting of AI carcasses.  This proposed composting site would be located on State-owned property at 500 Brown Road and would only be used in the event of an avian influenza outbreak at a New London County Hillandale Farm location. There are currently no plans to have any carcasses sent to this site.

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Building and Land Use Office Open Limited Hours Until Further Notice

Please Note: The Building and Land Use Office is currently open for limited hours while we are experiencing a staffing transition. 
All permits can be applied for online via OPENGOV. 

Current hours are: 

1st & 3rd Monday 4 to 6 PM
Tuesdays 5 to 7 PM
Thursday 4 to 6 PM

Carroll Road Bridge Closing on February 6th

A Message from Todd Babbitt, Public Works Director of the Town of Griswold:

Please be advised that effective Monday, February 6,2023, the Town of Griswold will be closing the above-mentioned structure on Carroll Road. All recipients of this notice should verify that all necessary entities or departments within your jurisdiction were notified. The closure will remain in effect until the structure is completely removed at which time the roadway will be permanently closed.

Detour route from the Voluntown side will be back out to route 138 and onto Sheldon Road in Griswold.

Detour route from the Griswold side will be back out to route 138 and onto Carroll Row in Voluntown.

Any questions can be directed to:

Todd Babbitt
Public Works Director
Town of Griswold

News Release

A Season For Giving

There are many ways to donate to our community members in need this holiday season. See below for more information. Please call the Selectmen’s office with questions- 860-376-5880.

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Town of Voluntown Prescription Savings Card

Did you know that the Town of Voluntown offers a prescription savings card? We team with CCM (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities) to offer Voluntown residents a cost savings on prescriptions, pet medications, and vision, hearing, and LASIK that are not covered by insurance. [Read more…]