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 Town Hall will be closed on September 5th for Labor Day.
The Voluntown Board of Assessment Appeals will conduct hearings in the Town Hall meeting room for Motor Vehicle assessments on September 27, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Appeals applications must be completed and returned to the Assessor’s Office by Thursday, September 1st. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office, Monday – Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
*Please note that the BAA changes errors made by the Assessor. The State Statutes state that the Assessor “shall use average retail value”, regardless of condition.
Voluntown Farmers Market
Sundays, July 3- October 9, 10AM- 1PM in front of Voluntown Elementary School
The 2016 season of the Voluntown Farmers’ Market starts on Sunday, July 3 from 10AM- 1PM with an appearance by the country music station WCTY. The Voluntown Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission and is funded in part by matching funds from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture through the Community Investment Act, 05-228. For more information on market vendors, musicians, and events visit the Voluntown Economic Development Commission website.
AUGUST 28 is BACK TO SCHOOL DAY at the Voluntown Farmers’ Market. There will be popsicles with the principals, bounce house, games, face painting and more! Free and fun for everyone.
***UPDATE: DAY PASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR $10. 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 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. Fees are as follows: Voluntown residents receive one parking permit per household free (extra permits may be purchased at the Town Hall for $5 each), Connecticut residents permits are $50, and out of state permits are $100. 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. The parking lot will be checked for passes regularly.
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
Starting this Friday, May 6, the Voluntown Town Hall will be closed on Fridays. The Building Inspector will still be available by appointment on Fridays from 1-5. Please plan accordingly.
The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is currently seeking volunteers for help with ongoing projects. The EDC runs the Voluntown Farmers’ Market and is looking for volunteers to help set up, take down, and even help with planning the market. The EDC is currently working on projects to promote Voluntown as an outdoor recreational tourist destination. The EDC has also been reworking on how to present the town to businesses that are suitable to this area. Help is needed with all of these ongoing projects. The EDC meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 in the Town Hall meeting room. If you can not make a meeting, but would like to volunteer, please email us at EDC@voluntown.gov .
Cathy Rubin, the Library Director at the Voluntown Public Library, has worked with library staff and The Friends of the Library to set up a GoFundMe page. Through this page it is hoped to raise the $250,000 needed to match grant funding for a wanted library addition. The link below will direct to the GoFundMe page which contains more information and a great video. Remember, even a little donation helps towards achieving the goal.
A committee has been set up by the Selectmen to plan the design and research a final cost estimate for a library addition. This committee will report to the Selectmen when finished, then the project will be proposed to the town for vote.
posted on 1/7/16 at 1:51pm
The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently in need of 2 volunteers to serve as Alternates. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets an average of 2 times a year. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.
posted 12/16/15 at 11:13pm