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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Voluntown Angel Tree

The Voluntown Angel Tree is up and ready for gift angels!
Last year all of the people on our tags were provided gifts from our amazing giving angel residents. ❤
Stop by during Town Hall hours (Monday to Thursday 9-4pm with Tuesday evening hours 5-7pm) and grab the bottom part of a tag. Leave the top part on the tree. Giving angels can purchase one or all of the suggested items on a tag. Please return the items UNWRAPPED by December 20th. Items can be placed under the tree and gift cards can be given to the Town Clerk.
We are expecting more tags over the next week.
Thank you!!

Holiday Events

Please Note: The Voluntown Historical Society holiday event at Wylie Schoolhouse scheduled for December 2 has been cancelled.

Mail for Santa

The Santa mailbox is all set up the Voluntown Post Office.  Mail letters to Santa and remember to add your return address so Santa can respond!!!

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Board, Commission and Committee Vacancies

We have several board, commission and committee vacancies! Below is a list of vacancies and a brief description of what the board, commission, or committee does.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these vacancies, please fill out the Voluntown Board/Committee Application. 

Experience is not necessary for any of the positions, and free training is available for zoning positions.

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Beware of Copycat Help Wanted Ads!!

It has been brought to our attention that there are online help wanted postings for a secretary position at the town hall. We are currently NOT hiring and we believe that these copycat postings might be trying to gather personal information, as some ask for background check information. We have found fake postings on Geebo and Salary.com and have reported them.

Planning and Zoning Alternate Application

Voluntown’s Planning and Zoning Commission is currently accepting applications to fill the 2 vacant alternate positions for the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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

The P&Z Commission will be reviewing these applications during the next meeting on December 13th 2023.

2023 Municipal Election Results


Gate Street Master Plan Public Presentation

A public presentation of the Gate Street Recreation Complex Master Plan will be given on Wednesday, October 4th, at 7PM as part of the Voluntown Recreation Commision monthly meeting. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Town of Voluntown CT YouTube Channel. Public questions or comments will only be an in-person option for immediate response. Questions can always be emailed to thanson@voluntown.gov.

For more information on the Gater Street Recreation Complex Master Plan, visit the committee website page, or watch the meetings on YouTube.

Notice from Tax Office

Delinquent 2021 Grand List Personal Property and Motor Vehicles bills will be sent to Rossi Law Office for collection after 9/30/2023. Please make every effort to pay as Rossi adds fees to the amount due. You can get the balance amount of your bill online at Voluntown.gov or call the office at 860-376-0453. Thank you!


The on-line payment system is back up and working.  However, because of the high demand statewide they are still experiencing intermittent problems.  Please be patient and keep trying.  Please also understand that payments must be made by midnight tonight, 08/01/2023.  If you cannot get your payment to go through electronically, you can pay by mail with today’s postmark, or come in and pay in person until 7PM.  If you are making a payment after that you can use the drop box at the front of the Town Hall (Street side), no cash in the drop box, please.  Call 860-376-4089 if you have any questions.

Notice to Residents Who Pay Town of Voluntown or Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station by Check

If You Pay Taxes, Permits, Fees, to the Town or Transfer Station by Check 

Friendly reminder from Town Hall:

All checks clear the next day. Please make sure you have funds available before presenting you check, especially for taxes.

Thank you!

The Treasury Department has added additional security measures and increased functionality to Town and Transfer Station operations.  The process known as Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) will reduce the time to clear checks presented to the Town or Transfer Station for payment of Taxes, Permits, Fees, etc.  Previously, the process may have taken a week or more to have a check clear your bank account; it may now clear in a day or two.  Please make sure that funds are on deposit and available when you present a check.  Don’t risk incurring overdraft fees from your bank and NSF fees from the Town or Transfer Station. 

Updated 7/18/23

Original post 6/22/23