Town Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00am to 6:30 p.m.
and Friday: 8:00am to Noon.
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all Holidays.

Office Closing

The town office will be closed Monday, September 6th to observe Labor Day

Selectmen's Meeting

The next Selectmen’s meeting will be on Thursda August 12th at 6:30 pm at the town office.

Selectmen's meetings are normally held at the town office - 682 Main Street.

The Selectmen’s meeting agenda is usually posted by 3:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the meeting date. To see the agenda for this meeting, click here.

Contact Information.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 129
North Vassalboro
Maine 04962

Phone (207) 872-2826
Fax: (207) 872-5414

Physical Address
682 Main Street

Town Facts

County: Kennebec
Senate District: 15
House District: 80
Congressional District: 1
Population: 4,335
Area: 48 sq miles
Population density per sq. mile: 90.3

Website updates

To contact the webmaster to report errors or to request additions, contact David Jenney at dgjenney@gmail.com or the Town Manager at msabins@vassalboro.net

Welcome to the Town of Vassalboro, Maine


The town office located at 682 Main Street (Route 32), North Vassalboro. Civil war monument in the park at China Lake on Rt. #32.  Photo by Mary Sabins View from Taber Hill (spring/summer).  Photo by Mary Sabins (Vassalboro Maine)  China Lake view taken from Outlet Stream dam house.  Photo by Mary Sabins. Aerial photo of Webber Pond courtesy of Fox Photo. (Vassalboro Maine) North Village swimming area in early morning fog.  Photo by Dan Feeney. The falls at Ladd Dam.  Property owned by Ray Breton.  Photo by Mary Sabins. North Village swimming area in the fall.  Property owned by Ray Breton. Photo by Mary Sabins. Ladd Dam swimming hole owned by Ray Breton in North Village area.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. Town Office sign and flower bed.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. (Vassalboro Maine) Bald eagle on a hunt on Seven Mile Stream off Dam Road.  Photo taken by Dan Feeney. Kayaking on the Kennebec with the Conservation Commission. Photo contributed by Mary Ellen Johnston. Three mile pond on a calm hazy morning.  Photo taken by Dan Feeney.                           Sunrise on Three Mile Pond taken from public boat launch area off Rt. #3. Photo taken by Dan Feeney Pond road leaves starting to change color. Photo taken by Jan Clowes
China Lake blue heron, Vassalboro Maine. Photo taken by Jan Clowes China lake landing and alewives in stream. Photo taken by Jan Clowes Duck on a pier in Vassalboro, Spring 2016. Photo taken by Jan Clowes A drone picture of Monument Part, taken by Dave Souza 2021

About Vassalboro


In 2021, Vassalboro celebrates its 250th anniversary since incorporation. First settled in 1760, Vassalboro is today a community committed to a rural quality of life, a sound education system and good old Yankee frugality. State data shows Vassalboro’s tax rate below the average municipal rate in Maine and in Kennebec County. Yet, local roads are in good condition, recreational opportunities abound and educational offerings are good.

Vassalboro is celebrating its 250th anniversary in many ways. Starting in January, the Town flicked the switch to solar to provide enough stable, reduced cost electricity to meet 85% of municipal and school demands including streetlights which are now converted to lower demand LED lights. On the anniversary date of April 26th, Monument Park in East Vassalboro was rededicated after three years of work improving this site. A float for fishing is now available to the public at this park. As of June 1st, by agreement with the Kennebec Water District, the Town is now permitted to create a mile long trail leading to and running along Red Brook with a connection back to the existing mile trail in the Town Forest north of the ball fields in East Vassalboro. On the weekend following Labor Day many events are planned as part of the annually occurring Vassalboro Days but, this year, extra events will be added to commemorate the 250th anniversary.

Vassalboro education is governed by the School Board of the Town of Vassalboro with PK, K - 8 provided at the Vassalboro Community School (VCS) to roughly 400 students. Vassalboro is relatively unique in offering school choice for grades 9 -12. Most high school students attend Erskine Academy but students also enroll in Waterville, Winslow and other area high schools.

Vassalboro Sanitary District (VSD) serves built-up sections in North and East Vassalboro. In 2020, the VSD connected to the Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District. The $7 million project, required under State environmental laws, was financed through grants, loans and Town Tax Increment Financing.

To restore an alewife run to China Lake up Outlet Stream, two dams were removed and two fish ladders were built. The third and final fish ladder should be completed in 2021. Alewives improve water quality, the sport fishery and lakeshore property values while annual alewife harvests provide new revenues to Town coffers.

Vassalboro is home to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and the Kennebec Water District’s treatment facility that serves five area municipalities. Also in Vassalboro, is the 36 hole Natanis Golf Course, Duratherm Window Corporation, major Kennebec Land Trust holdings with trails and the Alonzo Garcelon Wildlife Management Area containing Spectacle Pond.

Vassalboro - a great place to live and work.

What's New in Vassalboro

Vassalboro Library Summer Programs

As part of our end of summer reading program the Vassalboro Library will be sponsoring two popular live animal events in Vassalboro. Please register online (Facebook, Library or Town Office website) or by calling the Library at 207-923-3233.

Mr Drew and His Animals Too - August 17 at the Mill.
https://forms.gle/FaPcGs5Us8Wo31PcA

Chewonki - Owls of Maine - August 24 at the Vassalboro Recreation Fields.
https://forms.gle/5mRdRMmpxgKyKjF37



Attention Vassalboro Business Owners

If your business experienced a loss of revenue due to COVID-19 from March 2020 to present or was closed and you are willing to share financial information in the hope of receiving financial assistance, please contact Town Manager Mary Sabins at 207-872-2826 or msabins@vassalboro.net. Federal American Rescue Plan funds may be available to provide financial assistance


New Energy Code Requirements

New energy Code requirements for new homes, click here.

Recreation Department movies

8/13 Jumanji: Next Level will be played at Dusk



Vassalboro Library Covid Policies (Summer and Fall 2021)

  1. We recommend face coverings, due to the changing nature of the disease, and for those who are at risk including the unvaccinated, children, and immunocompromised.Thank you for keeping in mind the health and safety of others.However, we will not enforce or monitor mask wearing due to State guidance being lifted. All are welcome!
  2. Respect privacy and individual preference of others inside the library.
  3. Please continue to return books in the entryway. Do not place on the circulation counter.
  4. Continue to social distance while in the library.
  5. Practice good hand hygiene. If your hands are dirty sanitize or wash before handling materials.
  6. Do not come to the library if you are sick.

Please click here to see the libraries policies.



Children and students of all ages are invited to join the Vassalboro Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program! The theme this year is “Tails and Tales” which will explore stories and facts about animals and the habitats they call home. Registration starts Monday, June 14th.

Each participant, upon signing up, will receive a book bag with summer reading prizes including a free book, Vassalboro Library t-shirt, and a Portland Sea Dog voucher! While supplies last!

Bring in your summer reading log each week throughout the summer to earn more prizes and pick up a new animal themed take and make craft. Some of the activities will include building your own bird feeder, rainforest terrariums, lizard keychains, weaving, stuffed animals and much more.

We also have STEM kits which can be checked-out for at-home learning and include engineering, circuitry, and basic programming.

And please continue to check our website and Facebook page because we also plan to offer live programs in the summer!



CODE OFFICER/PLUMBING INSPECTOR NEEDED
TOWN OF VASSALBORO

The Town of Vassalboro is accepting applications/resumes for the part-time position of Code Enforcement Officer/Local Plumbing Inspector. Experience preferred.Job applications and job description are available here on this website by clicking the appropriate prior links, and at the town office or by mail by calling 872-2826. Applications and/or resumes with work history listed should be delivered, mailed or emailed to the Vassalboro Town Office, Attn: Town Manager, PO Box 129, 682 Main Street, N. Vassalboro, ME 04962. Email: msabins@vassalboro.net. EOE



Please click here to see the details of the Scavenger Hunt.


Vassalboro families! Do you know a 4 or a 5 year old that would be ready to enroll in either PreK or K for the 2021-2022 school year? Please contact the school with the following information to be put on our list for updates:

•Name of student

•Date of birth of student

•Parent/Guardian contact information: address, email

and phone numbers

That way we can be in touch when we know better what our registration and screening processes will look like. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Allen at: mallen@vcsvikings.org or call 923-3100. Thank you


Property Inspections

Town Assessor Ellery Bane is making visits around town from mid-February to mid-April to view changes in property values. He plans to knock on the door to introduce himself, but does not plan to enter the home due to Covid-19. Assessor Bane will have identification with him and a letter from the Town stating who he is and why he is there. Please verify any stranger’s identity.


Dog Licenses for 2021 are now available at the Town Office. Please bring a current rabies vaccination certificate with you and a spay/neuter certificate (if applicable). The per-animal license fee is $6.00 for spayed/neutered dog; $11 for unsprayed/unneutered. Due to COVID-19, there will be no rabies clinic at the Fire Station this year.

UPDATE ON LATE FEES:

To protect the public by ensuring dogs are vaccinated against rabies, for the 2021 calendar year only, the January 1 deadline for dog licensure set forth in 7 M.R.S. §§ 3922(1)&(2) is extended to June 2, 2021. Late fees of $25.00 per dog will begin at that time.


Residents of Vassalboro Can Now Pay their Property/Real Estate Tax and Utility Payments Online

The Town of Vassalboro is pleased to announce our participation in the Maine PayPort Online service; a convenient way for citizens to pay their personal Property/Real Estate Tax and Utility Payments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Town of Vassalboro already participates in Maine PayPort OTC, an over the counter solution that allows individuals and organizations to be able to pay for any service, fee, license, or product offered by the municipality, using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit card. While municipal participation in Maine PayPort is optional, the service has now grown to include over 110 municipalities.

Maine PayPort Online is a service offered by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine and this municipality. As a part of the service, the designated portion of your payment will be remitted to the municipality on your behalf. The balance funds the operation of this and other Maine.gov online services. Conducting business through Maine PayPort Online is voluntary and the final cost may be higher than using other forms of payment.

Maine PayPort Online service is provided by InforME. InforME has been processing electronic payments for Maine state and local government since 1999. All private customer data is secured according to the most up-to-date and stringent security standards. InforME is CyberTrust certified the industry gold standard for security, and PCI/DSS compliant.

Maine PayPort Online can be accessed through the Vassalboro website by clicking on the icon below:

or at http://www.informe.org/payportonline Citizens who would like more information about the online services that are offered by Vassalboro are encouraged to contact the Town Hall at 207-872-2826.


Website Enhancements

The town tax map and assessment data can now be found on the Assessor’s page, and by clicking HERE.


Quick Service - Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Rapid Renewal Service

Vassalboro Library Hours

.Monday and Friday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Transfer Station Hours

Tuesday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday 6:30 am to 4:30 pm