Welcome to Palermo

The Select Board will be holding a Special Town Meeting on Friday, September 22nd at 5:30pm at the Town Office to vote on a proposed transmission line moratorium ordinance.

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:  

Next Select Board Meeting is September 21st at 6:00 pm. View Zoom invitation HERE

 LS Power informational notes can be read HERE 

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

**The Palermo Community Library on 2789 Route 3 is accepting plowing and sanding bids with references** Requirements are clearing parking lot and entry into the library prior to opening hours. Bids must be received by Thursday Oct 5th, 2023 Call 993-6088, email PalermoMeLibrary@gmail.com or mail P.O. Box 107 Palermo, Me 04354

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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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.