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 Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next regular Selectmen's meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 10th at 6:30pm.. Selectmen's meetings are 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


Town office, early winter 2016. Photo contributed by Cathy Coyne Barn in Snow - Stanley Hill Road. Photo contributed by Bernie Welch Outlet Stream water between dams. Photo contributed by Bernie Welch China Lake taken from Rt. #32 public boat launch parking area.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins. Lombard Dam in Vassalboro, outlet stream.  Photo taken by Mary Sabins.  China Lake photo taken from Route #32 public parking area.  Photo by Mary Sabins    January sunrise on China Lake. Winter 2016.  Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter from the China Lake landing note Jupiter shining brightly.  Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter 2016, Nelson Road, north of Suga Farm. Photo by Jan Clowes    Winter 2016, Sunrise at the China Boat Landing. Photo by Jan Clowes
China lake sunrise, winter of 2016, spring is around the corner. Photo by Jan Clowes    Vassalboro Civil War Monument, March 2016. Photo by Jan Clowes
Is the ice already going away on China Lake? March 2016. Photo by Jan Clowes    China Lake taken in cold December of 2017. Photo by Jan Clowes                      KLT view of Seaward Mills Stream - 2020. Photo by John Melrose

About Vassalboro

Vassalboro will be celebrating in 2021 its 250th anniversary since incorporation. Plans for celebrating this milestone are well underway including improvements to Monument Park. First settled in 1760 and incorporated in 1771, 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 superb.

On July 1, 2018, the Town formed a municipal school department following the dissolution of AOS 92. Vassalboro offers school choice for grades 9 -12. Most attend Erskine Academy but students also enroll in Waterville, Winslow, Cony and other area high schools. School choice draws families to our Town. The pre-K through 8 program is provided at the Vassalboro Community School (VCS). School Principal Dr. Megan Allen notes that Maine Educational Assessment scores show VCS exceeding state averages which is a testament to the wonderful staff, students and community that the school serves.

A big transition occurred in 2020 as the Vassalboro Sanitary District, with Town support, completed a $7 million upgrade and connection to the Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District. This investment combined with existing public water service opens up new business and development opportunities for the Town along Route 32. Another important new development is the Town’s successful effort to secure solar power to cover nearly all of the Town and School’s electricity costs. A new solar farm in Skowhegan will supply Vassalboro and other Maine local governments with reduced and stable power costs for the next twenty years.

The enhancement of our lake resources represents another major and ongoing initiative in Town. Through an organization named Maine Rivers and the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), Vassalboro figures prominently in efforts to restore alewife runs. Successes at Webber Pond led to the clearing of upstream obstructions to Three Mile Pond and now the focus is on China Lake, with several organizations nearing the end of the multi-year project to remove or modify six dams on the outlet stream to facilitate that alewife run. Water quality is improving, the sport fishery is benefiting, annual alewife harvests are providing new revenues to Town coffers, and lakeshore property values are improving.

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 is checking out STEM learning kits to students and parents. Many thanks to the Maine Public Library Fund for their grant support which made this project possible. After a brief orientation and registration process these kits can be checked out for at-home learning. Students and parents can then collaborate and learn together on a hybrid or homeschool schedule. These kits focus on engineering and circuitry with robotics and coding being released for checkout in the winter months. The majority of these kits are 8+ with only two kits for younger students. Please contact us to check on availability or with any questions - 923-3233, vplibrary@gmail.com


Vassalboro Business Association - Light up the Season Contest

Click here for poster for this event.


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.


VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

The Town of Vassalboro has vacancies on the following Boards and Committees: Conservation Commission, Appeals Board, Trails Committee and the Cemetery Committee. If you have an interest in joining any of these groups, or would like to know more about the work of these groups to see what skills and contributions you could provide as a volunteer member, call Town Manager Mary Sabins at 872-2826 or email her at msabins@vassalboro.net.


For updates on what's going on with the Vassalboro Community School during the COV-19 prevention effort please visit the School website - by clicking https://www.vcsvikings.org/


Coronavirus - Resources

The Maine Municipal Association has launched a resource area on their website ( https://memun.org/Coronavirus-Resources ) dedicated to assisting member towns to anticipate and respond to the coronavirus public health issue. MMA plans to update this web area daily as the current situation develops, in Maine and beyond. Through this web page, the public can keep up to date on local, state, federal and world developments. MMA will rely on official sources of information such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National League of Cities, etc. for their information.


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