Welcome to Palermo

Upcoming in Palermo:

The 2023 RSU School Budget Presentation will be held at the Palermo Town Office 

at 5:30pm on 3/23/2023 before the regularly scheduled Select Board Meeting.

We encourage residents to attend. 

Waldo Broadband Corporation is having an informal gathering March 16th, see more HERE.

Town Report Books are now available for pickup at the Town Office or view HERE.

Next Select Board Meeting is March 23rd. View Zoom invitation HERE.

The Town of Palermo invites its residents to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event hosted by the Town of China and Kennebec Valley Council of Governments. 

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the China Transfer Station located at 211 Alder Park Road in South China, ME from 8am until 12:00pm. See more info 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!

We are continually working to improve this website by adding resources, responding to resident needs, and keeping you up to date. Please contact us with suggestions!

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

                All State Holidays and 

when the State closes for  weather emergencies. 

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.