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, February 18th to observe the President's day Holiday.

Selectmen's Meeting

The next regular Selectmen's meeting will be at 6:30 pm, Thursday January 24th at the Vassalboro Town Office.

Selectmen’s meetings are held at the Vassalboro Town Office, located at 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

About Vassalboro

Vassalboro will be celebrating in 2021 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 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 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). New school Principal Dr. Megan Allen notes that, “last year’s Maine Educational Assessment scores for English/Language Arts and Math showed VCS exceeding state averages, a testament to the wonderful staff, students and community that the school serves”.

  Another big transition is coming soon when the sewage treatment facilities in Town will be replaced with a $7 million connection to the Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District. This investment combined with existing public water service will open up new business and development opportunities for the Town along Route 32.
The enhancement of our lake resources represents another major and ongoing initiative in Town. Through the China Region Lakes Alliance (CRLA) 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 working 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

Board Games Day
The F.A.V.O.R.* committee will be hosting
the Board Games Day
at the Vassalboro Town Office.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10—11:30 AM
Refreshments!
Come and Enjoy!
Bring your favorite Board Game!
*(Friends Advocating for Vassalboro’s Older Residents)

Click here to see details (pdf format)


THE VASSALBORO ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY & RAFFLE
WILL BE HELD FEBRUARY 10, 2019
AT THE OLDE MILL PLACE (934 Main St., North Vassalboro).
Click here for details (pdf format)


Does your fur baby look sad? Could it be because he/she didn’t get a 2019 Dog License from Santa Paws? It’s not too late. 2019 Dog Licenses are available at the Town Office. The fee is $6 for spay or neutered and $11.00 for intact dogs. We must have proof of updated rabies and spay/neuter information. Simply give the office a call at 872-2826 to see if we have the current information on file. You can also license by mail. Just send a self-address stamped envelope along with your payment and we will mail you back the tag(s). It is a STATE LAW that late fees of $25.00 per dog will begin on February 1st. Come on…put a smile back on your pups face. Make him/her a Legal Beagle!


To view a list of tentative Budget Committee meeting dates, and a timeline for planning the 2019-20 fiscal year budget and town meeting season, please click HERE. This schedule of meeting dates will be updated as needed.


DID YOU RECEIVE OR BUY A FISHING AND/OR HUNTING LICENSE FOR 2019?

Do you need an Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) law book to go with it? Printed law books are now available at the Town Office, or you can click here to view and print the current law books as needed.


Click here for information about arsenic in well water.


Upcoming SAVE THE MILL events:

Bottle Drive Everyday for Save the Mill at LaVerdiere’s General Store & Redemption Center in China at 1 Old Waterville Road! You may also drop off bottles at the Mill’s #7 loading dock.

To keep up with all the fun-raising, please check out the “SAVE THE MILL” page on Facebook! Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/787714818075573/


Kennebec Explorer
General Public Transportation

Local Vassalboro/China Area Service
Mondays and Thursdays

Beginning July 10, 2017, Kennebec Explorer is providing local public
transportation to residents of Vassalboro and China. Service will be available on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 1 PM. Destinations will be based on public demand. Destinations may include Hannaford in China as well as Waterville area destinations. Local area service is available for shopping, medical appointments, meal sites, food pantries, socialization and other general transportation needs.

Passengers will be picked up at their residence.

Approximate pick-up times
Vassalboro 9 - 9:30
China 10:10:30

Return Times
Vassalboro 11:30- 12
China 12:30 - 1

The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift to help serve people with disabilities. Rides must be scheduled in advance by calling KVCAP at 1-800-542-8227 opt 2. This a general public service. Fares are $1.25 for each one-way trip . Fares are due when boarding.


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.


PACE Energy Loan

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NEW LOAN PROGRAM OFFERS SMART WAY TO FINANCE HOME ENERGY
IMPROVEMENTS
For More Information Click Here.


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 Wednesday 12:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm

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