Welcome to Palermo

Mainers affected by the storms and flooding that took place from January 9th -13th may be eligible for grants to repair or rebuild their primary residences.  A primary residence is where you live more than 6 months of the year.  Second homes, vacation homes or homes used for vacation rentals do not qualify.  Those who are unable to live in their primary residences because of the damage, may qualify for temporary housing assistance.  If you believe you qualify, please call 1-800-621-3362.  Phone lines are open 7AM - 1AM, seven days a week.   Online at DisasterAssistance.gov

The Town of China will be holding a Shred Event on Saturday,  May 4th from 9AM -1PM at the Transfer Station.  The residents of Palermo are invited to bring items for shredding.

The Town Office will be closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 for TRIO Training.

There will be a Comprehensive Plan Meeting  on 4/23/2024 at 6PM at the Town Office.  On the Agenda for this meeting will be completing the questions for a survey that will be sent to all residents. Anyone interested can review the previous questions by reading the 1991 Comprehensive Plan available on the website.  

The US Small Business Administration has announced that there are low-interest disaster loans available to businesses and residents.  This is due to the disaster that was declared from the January, 2024 storms and flooding.  Please stop by the Town Office and pick up a Fact Sheet

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.  


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 on April 18, 2024 at the Town Office beginning at 6PM.  The Zoom link is 823 2369 8510 with a passcode of 678758.   The public is welcome to attend.

There will be a Planning Board Meeting on Thursday, May 9th at 6PM at the Town Office.  This will be to determine final approval of the plan for the Fairground Subdivision proposed by Kirk and Judy Sherman.  Preliminary approval was granted on March 28, 2024.  The second agenda item is to review the request for a minor subdivision of Bushey Shore as submitted by the Shermans (Palermo Tax Map R-5, Lot 8).

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 or by 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.

 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.

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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.