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 on Monday, May 30th, 2022 to observe Memorial day.

Select Board Meeting

The next Select Board’s meeting will be on Thursday, May 12th at 6:30 pm at the town office.

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

The Select Board’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

What's New in Vassalboro

Governor Mills, Senator King & Representative Pingree Announce $50 Million Homeowner Assistance Program to Help Maine People Hardest Hit by Pandemic Pay Their Mortgage, Utilities, Other Home Expenses

Please click here to learn more about the above program.


Three Thousand Additional Food Boxes
Now Available to Maine Seniors Monthly
Seniors need only be 60+, live in Maine and meet income guidelines
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AUGUSTA - Seniors in all Maine counties can access nutritious monthly food boxes by applying through their county's supporting agency. Each food box, valued at $50 and freely available to eligible seniors, contains a variety of canned fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry, pasta, rice, peanut butter, juice, shelf-stable milk, cereals, and cheese. Participating seniors pick up their boxes at a designated time and place each month.

How to Apply for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Contact the supporting agency for your county of residence:

Eligibility: 60+ years old, live in Maine, and an income at or below 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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Contact: Jim Britt, (207) 480-0558


Town of Vassalboro
Notice of Public Hearing 

The Vassalboro Select Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office to receive public input on the proposed Permit Fee Increases that are being suggested by the Code Enforcement Officer.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Copies of the proposed fee schedule will be available the week of May 9th.


TOWN MEETING INFO

The Annual Town Meeting will be held at the Vassalboro Community School on Monday, June 6th at 6:30 pm. You must be a registered voter to participate. If you need to register to vote, contact Town Clerk Cathy Coyne at 872-2826. The town meeting warrant (the agenda) for town meeting can be viewed by clicking here. A summary of the proposed budget in comparison with the current year budget, along with the projected mil rate can be viewed here. The municipal election will be held in conjunction with the State election on Tuesday, June 14th. Polling hours will be 8 am to 8 pm at the town office. The sample municipal referendum ballot can be viewed by clicking here; the sample municipal candidate ballot is available by clicking here. The State sample ballots will be posted when they become available. Absentee ballots will be available to anyone interested in obtaining one starting the week of May 9th; please call Town Clerk Cathy Coyne at 872-2826. Town reports will be available on or before June 3rd.


There is a new page about events and programs in Vassalboro, please click here to see what's going on.


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:

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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.


About Vassalboro


In 2021, Vassalboro celebrated 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. Local roads are in good condition, recreational opportunities abound and educational offerings are good.

Vassalboro celebrated 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 and with help of many volunteers, the Town created 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 each year, many events are planned as part of the annually occurring Vassalboro Days.

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.

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 was 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!


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


General Assistance

The municipality of Vassalboro administers a General Assistance program. General Assistance is a program that provides assistance with basic needs for eligible applicants who cannot provide for themselves and their families.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Vassalboro Town Office by calling for an appointment. General Assistance is conducted on Wednesdays from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm unless available. You may call 872-2826 to set up an appointment.

In the event that the Town Office is closed and an immediate emergency has arrived, please contact Police Chief Mark Brown at 557-4601.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the General Assistance Program, you may contact the Department of Human Services Toll free # is 1-800-442-6003.