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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

  • Public Notice-General Assistance Ordinance There will be a public hearing regarding the General Assistance Ordinance and new GA maximums, at 6pm, at the Selectmen Meeting on Thursday January 31st, 2019.
    Posted Jan 19, 2019, 5:45 AM by Town Office
  • Selectboard Meeting There will be a Select board meeting/workshop at the Town Office on January 14, 2019 @ 3:30
    Posted Jan 9, 2019, 8:18 AM by Town Office
  • 2019 Dog Registration Just a friendly reminder that 2019 dog registrations will expire on December 31, 2018. Proof of a valid rabies certificate is required, unless already on file in the office. The ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:36 AM by Town Office
  • Holiday Closure The Town office will be closed in observance of the holidays. Tuesday, 12/25/2018 and Wednesday, 12/26/2018. We will re-open on Thursday, 12/27/2018- 3pm ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2018, 5:31 AM by Town Office
  • Special Selectboard Meeting There will be a special select board meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 4pm.
    Posted Dec 11, 2018, 9:02 AM by Town Office
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