Welcome to Palermo

Upcoming in Palermo:

The Town of Palermo is now accepting bids for plowing and shoveling at the Town Office and Fire Station.

The Fire Station requires plowing the parking lot and shoveling in front of the bay doors. The Town Hall

requires plowing of the parking lot and area in front of the mailbox, as well as shoveling for the wheelchair accessible entrance, as well as the fire exit area behind the building. Bids are per storm.


Please drop bids off to the Town Office or email them to TOPClerk@fairpoint.net 

The deadline for submitting bids is February 8th, 2023.


Notice: The Palermo Board of Selectmen will be holding a Public Information Meeting on February 16, 2023 at 5:00pm, see HERE for more detail.

Next Select Board Meeting is February 9th. View Zoom invitation HERE.

Palermo is a small town in the southwest corner of Waldo County, Maine, United States. Palermo was settled in 1804 by Stephen Belden, and legend has it that a crate of Sicilian lemons provided the inspiration for our town's name. We are well situated in central Maine, just a thirty minute drive from Augusta, Waterville, and Belfast. Our population was 1,570 at the 2020 census, nearing its record high population of 1,659 in 1850. We have friendly people, beautiful ponds, hills, farms, blueberry fields, the annual Family & Friends Bluegrass Festival, and a total area of 43 square miles and 9 ponds, of which the largest is Sheepscot Pond, a State Fish Hatchery and local attraction.

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 high school choice, and many Palermo students attend Erskine Academy in China.

We are so happy to have you here!

Check out the Announcements page, browse our site using the navigation bar at the top,  or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/PalermoME04354

Get your copy of the 2021 Town Report at the Town Office or Palermo Community Library!

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Palermo Town Office

45 N Palermo Rd

 (207) 993-2296

Fax (207) 993-2938




Town Office Hours:

Tues: 7:30am - 12:30pm

Wed: 7:30am - 12:30pm

Thurs: 10am - 7pm

Fri: 7:30am - 12.30pm

Closed: Sat, Sun, Mon

Planning an open burn or campfire?

Do your part by preventing wildfires and check the Wildfire Danger Report HERE prior to having any fire.

Get your Maine Burn Permits HERE.