Welcome to Palermo

The Town Office will be closed on Tuesday, March 5th due to the State and Town Election.  We will reopen on Wednesday, March 6th. at 7:30 AM.  

The Town Meeting will be held at the Palermo School Gymnasium on Saturday March 9th, 2024  at 9:00 AM

The Presidential Primary Election will be held at the Palermo Town office on Tuesday March 5th, 2024 this election will also include voting on our local open seats

Please read the Candidate's Biographies who are running for open seats within the town, these are published under Documents > Newsletter & Correspondence Tab

If you would like to post a public comment at the PUC, please click on this link for instructions: www.protectmainefarmland.org/p/please-post-a-public-comment-at-the  Your voice IS important. 

Membership on the committee is open to town voters who can commit 2-3 hours per week in time. Please feel free to reach out to brook.delorme@protonmail.com.

The Federal Communication Commission has set up an essential community service for people to use by calling 211.  When you call 211 the Center's referral specialists receive these requests from the callers.  They will access their databases of resources that are available from private and public health and human service agencies.  You will be matched to available resources and be referrerd or linked directly to an agency or organization that can help you.  


Please register your dogs before January 31, 2024 to avoid a 25$ late fee.

The Town Office is now a warming center for residents to come in to warm up and to charge their devices.  Our hours will be normal Town Office hours:  M,T,F - 7:30AM to 12:30PM and Thursdays 10AM to 7PM. 

There will be a Select Board meeting tonight, March 7, 2024 at the Town Office beginning at 6PM.  A zoom link will be posted. 

The public is welcome to attend any of the meetings.  

A Planning Board meeting will be held on February 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the Town Office.  

Transitional Transportation (TT) can provide eligible families with help paying for work-related travel expenses. Applications are available online at www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/applications-forms or by calling your local DHHS office orby calling 1-855-797-4357.


Taxes were due on September 8, 2023.  January 10, 2024 will be the deadline for Automatic Foreclosures on 2021 taxes.

The High-Impact Transmission Line Moratorium Ordinance will allow the Town a reasonable period of time to evaluate any concerns raised regarding the installation of a high-impact electric transmission line and develop any necessary ordinances to prevent serious harm. You can read the proposed moratorium memo HERE 

Upcoming in Palermo:  

 LS Power informational notes can be read HERE 

Informative Bulletin: Impact of Clean Energy Goals on Electrical Corridors can be read 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!

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Get your copy of the 2022 Town Report at the Town Office!

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Palermo Town Office

45 N Palermo Rd

 (207) 640-8100

Fax (207) 370-6550



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.