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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

  • China Transfer Station Effective March 1, 2019, and until further notice, there will no longer be a barrel in the recycle building for plastic bags. The current very low and non-existent market ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:56 PM by Town Office
  • Office Closed 2/13/2019 Due to the inclement weather, the Town Office will be closed today. 
    Posted Feb 13, 2019, 4:26 AM by Town Office
  • Select Board Meeting There will be a Special Select board Meeting on February 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM entirely in executive session, pursuant to Title 1 M.R.S.A 405 (6 ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2019, 4:49 AM by Town Office
  • 2019 Annual Town Election and Town Meeting The Annual Town Election will be held Friday March 8, 2019, 3-7pm at the Town Office.Absentee ballots are now available for pickup and will be processed at the ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2019, 7:58 AM by 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
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