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Welcome to Palermo!


Palermo is a special place. It is a small town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. Palermo is well situated in central Maine - a thirty minute drive from Augusta, Waterville and/or Belfast.

The population was 1,535 at the 2010 census, nearing its record high population of 1,659 in 1850. Palermo is known for its friendly people and beautiful lakes, ponds, hills, farms, and blueberry fields. The town has a total area of 43 square miles, of which 3 square miles is water, chiefly Sheepscot Pond.

Palermo is part of the Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit (RSU 12). K-8 students go to Palermo Consolidated School, a school with around 140 students. RSU 12 has a high school of choice, with most Palermo students attending Erskine Academy in South China, Maine.

We look forward to serving you at the Palermo Town Office. For updates from the Town Office check this site, like us on Facebook, and sign up for email updates.


News from the Town Office

  • Closed on Saturdays Due to COVID-19, effective immediately, the Town Office will closed on Saturdays until further notice.
    Posted Apr 2, 2020, 2:26 PM by Town Office
  • Town Office The town office is closed to the public until further notice.  Office staff is available to answer the telephone and emails. Leave a message at 993-2296 or email topclerk ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2020, 11:12 AM by Town Office
  • Transfer Station new hours Please see attached.
    Posted Apr 2, 2020, 11:04 AM by Town Office
  • Selectboard Meeting There will a Special Select board meeting at the Town Office on April 1st, 2020 @ 5:00pm 
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 1:55 PM by Town Office
  • Transfer Station Social Distancing Policy
    Posted Mar 27, 2020, 8:35 AM by Town Office
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