Tax Collector’s Notice

Nuisance Wildlife, Suspicious Acting Wildlife

There have been several calls to Town Hall from residents asking about suspicious acting raccoons. We have inquired with the DEEP EnConn office, the DEEP Wildlife Division, NECCOG Animal Control, and the health department as to what to inform residents to do. Here is the general consensus:

  1. Just because a wild animal is acting in a way that we don’t think is normal, it does not mean that it has rabies. There are other reason it could be acting that way like poisoning, or it could have another illness, like distemper.
  2.  A suspicious acting wild animal is not seen as a threat unless it has bitten or scratched a human, or has bitten or scratched a pet or livestock.
  3. Make sure that all of your pets and livestock are up to date on all vaccines.
  4. Stay away from suspicious acting wild animals and teach your kids to do so also.
  5. If a human is exposed to a suspected rabid animal, you should thoroughly wash wounds and immediately contact their doctor. Follow the doctor’s instructions or seek emergency medical treatment.
  6. If a pet or live stock is exposed to a possible rabid animal, you should report to your veterinarian and to NECCOG Animal Services, 860-774-1253.
  7. If you suspect that a wild animal is a rabies carrier, you may contact the following agencies below in the order listed. Our Animal Services, NECCOG, does not respond to wild animal calls as they are not trained in this area. Again, it is a typical answer that the state police and DEEP won’t respond unless the wild animal poses an immediate threat to humans, pets, or livestock.
    1. State Police, Troop E, Montville (860) 848-6500
    2. DEEP Emergency Dispatch (860) 424-3333
    3. Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (see the list here). An NWCO conducts private business which includes a fee that can range from $100-$500+. For more information on the NWCO Program and when you would want to hire an NWCO, check out the DEEP website here.

Gingerbread House Contest Winners

The winners of Voluntown’s 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest are:

Most Festive: Anna Curry
Most Creative: Emily Britt
Most Delicious Looking: Pixie Elliot, Jada Neri, Veda Barber
Kids Creation 13 & Under: Evie Curry
Business/ Group: Team Grinch with Diane Magario
Overall Crowd Favorite: Emily Britt
Congratulations!! Thank you to everyone that entered, they were ALL AMAZING!! For more photos visit the Voluntown Recreation Commission Facebook Page.

Storm Closing Postings

The National Weather Service is posting a Winter Weather Advisory for the whole state of Connecticut for  Monday night and Tuesday all day. There is the possibility that we could have a delayed opening at Town Hall (12PM or 4PM) or a cancellation of all Tuesday evening meetings and activities. Cancellations will be posted on the town website-,  on the town Facebook page, and /or on the local news channels.  If Town Hall is closed, all meetings are cancelled.

Fundraiser for Senior Transportation Van

We have started our senior van fundraiser! Stop by the town hall, choose a donation amount, write your name underneath, bring the slip to the Town Clerk’s office for payment. Thank you!

Northeastern Connecticut Outdoor Recreation Survey

Survey link:

Posted on 11/18/19

AMMENDED – Unofficial Results- November 5, 2019 Municipal Election

The anticipated winners are high-lighted in yellow.


Planning & Zoning Public Hearing: Tuesday, December 17, 7PM

The Public Hearing for the 2020 Plan of Conservation and Development will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00PM in Town Hall Meeting Room. The Draft of the Plan can be reviewed below.

Please note that this public hearing was originally scheduled for Monday, November, 25th. That date is cancelled and this is the rescheduled date. 

2020 Voluntown Plan of Conservation and Development DRAFT 


Posted on 11/12/19, updated 11/15/19



Town of Voluntown EEE Outdoor Activity Restrictions Lifted