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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*Rescheduled* Gate Street Recreation Area Public Information Meeting

A Public information meeting is being held on Tuesday,  MARCH 28, AT 6PM at Town Hall. The meeting will start in the Meeting Room and will move to the outdoor recreation areas for a tour, and then back to the meeting room for discussion and public comments. The Board of Selectmen’s meeting will follow the information meeting.

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Scholarships Available to Voluntown Students

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut offers scholarships to Voluntown students.

The application deadline is April 12, 2023 at 5:00PM

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…]

Pond Drawdown Requests

The Town’s request for the drawdown of Beachdale Pond has been approved at a drawdown of 12 to 18 inches. The Beachdale Pond drawdown will commence on November 1, 2022 and will be managed to restore to normal surface water elevation by April 2023.

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RT 49 DOT Pavement Rehabilitation Plan


NEWINGTON, CT – The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to rehabilitate the pavement on CT Route 49 in the Towns of
Voluntown and Sterling. The project involves rehabilitating the pavement on CT Route 49 between mile markers 13.52 and 21.74.

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Voluntown Awarded STEAP Grant for Municipal Building Improvements

The Town of Voluntown has been awarded $300,000 in STEAP funds to make critical upgrades to the physical buildings of the Town Hall and Public Library to meet contemporary codes for
safety and accessibility, and to make proactive enhancements to improve the physical meeting spaces and facilities to serve the public. These two buildings are sited on adjacent parcels along Main Street in the heart of Voluntown Village Center and are physically linked with a common parking lot and courtyard.

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