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Trained AARP volunteers are available to everyone during the tax season to help prepare state and federal tax returns. This is a free service. For appointments please call 860-647-9196 or email email@example.com.
Prior to elections and referenda, absentee ballots are available to qualified registered voters at the Town Clerk’s Office. An application for an absentee ballot can be mailed upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-649-8066 x 6106. Applications are also available on the state's website.
The Administrative Officer assists the First Selectman and Board of Selectmen in managing and overseeing the work of all Town Departments, boards and commissions, including the recommendation of an annual budget and the administration of the adopted budget. The Administrative Officer also serves at the Director of Personnel, Risk Manager, and Bolton Lakes Water Pollution Control Authority Administrator. The administrative officer can be reached by phone (860) 649-8066 x 6115 or by email email@example.com.
Bolton contracts with Vernon for Animal Control services. For animal control issues, please contact the Vernon Animal Control Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-870-3558.
The Board of Assessment Appeals, which is composed of three private citizens, meets annually in March to hear the appeals of taxpayers who feel that they have been aggrieved, and at least twice in September to hear appeals on motor vehicles. Appeals must be in writing on the appropriate appeal form. Real Property appeals must be filed by February 20th, and September motor vehicle appeals must be filed on or before the grievance date. Application forms may be downloaded on our website, or picked up at the Assessor's Office located at Town Hall.
The Bolton Aquifer protection agency is responsible for overseeing the environmental conservation and safety of aquifers that fall within the Town of Bolton’s jurisdiction. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Also see Library Card.
206 Bolton Center Road
Birth certificates are available in the Town Clerk’s Office in the town where the birth occurred, the town where the mother was residing at the time of the birth, or at the Connecticut State Health Department, Vital Statistics Unit. Certified copies are $20 each. Birth certificates may also be issued in a "wallet size." The fee for this size is $15. For additional information, please call 860-649-8066 x 6106 or email email@example.com.
To apply for a board or commission please visit our website at town.boltonct.org/boards-commissions. Information regarding scheduled meeting dates can be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office via phone at 860-649-8066 x 6106 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Boards and Commissions:
Ad Hoc Committees
Aquifer Protection Agency
Bentley Memorial Library Board
Board of Assessment Appeals
Board of Education
Board of Ethics
Board of Finance
Board of Selectmen
Charter Revision Commission
Economic Development Commission
Heritage Farm Commission
Inland Wetlands Commission
Planning and Zoning Commission
Route 6 Economic Development Council
Senior Citizen’s Commission
Sustainable CT Committee
Temporary Public Building Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Board of Assessment Appeals meets annually in March to hear the appeals of taxpayers who feel that they have been aggrieved, and at least twice in September to hear appeals on motor vehicles. Appeals must be in writing on the appropriate appeal form. Real Property appeals must be filed by February 20th, and September motor vehicle appeals must be filed on or before the grievance day. Application forms may be downloaded below, or picked up at the Assessor’s Office – email and phone. This is an elected board. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
The Bolton Board of Education is responsible for overseeing the operations and policies of Bolton public schools. This is an elected board. For more information on the Board of Education, please visit the Bolton Public Schools website at boltonpublicschools.com/board_of_education.
The Board of Ethics is an appointed body that investigates claims of ethics violations against town officials and staff as needed. If at any point in time there is a concern of an ethics violation, please contact the Town Administrator by email email@example.com or phone 860-649-8066 x 6115 or the First Selectman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
The Board of Finance is responsible for the fiscal oversight of both the Town and the Board of Education. It is also responsible for reviewing and installing a budget for referendum each year. If you have any Board of Finance questions, please contact email@example.com or call 860-649-8066 x 4150. This is an elected board. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
The Bolton Board of Selectmen is the executive steering committee for the Town of Bolton. It is responsible for passing ordinances and regulations that address the needs and concerns of the Town. If you have any Board of Selectmen-related questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-649-8066 x 6115. The Board of Selectmen is chaired by the First Selectman. This is an elected board. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Boating is permitted on Lower Bolton Lake. There is a 6Hp limit for boats with motors. The CT DEEP boat launch is accessible from Route 44. (Also See Boating License).
For town updates and information sign up for the town bulletin here.
Also see Recycling.
In order to be recycled, glass, metal containers, and plastic bottles must be rinsed with corks and neck rings removed.
A hard copy of the budget for viewing is available at and the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall. All Board of Selectman meetings on the budget are open to the public. For a list of current and past budgets please visit our website.
Bolton’s Building Department can be reached via phone at 860-649-8066 x 6103 or email at email@example.com. A building permit is a legal document required by State of Connecticut Statute for changes made to real estate. An application must be filed and approved before beginning construction. Permits can be here on our permitting website.
See Open Burning.
Before digging a hole or excavating on private or public property, call for the location of underground utilities at 1-203-281-5435 or 811.
To purchase a cemetery plot email Czaja Brothers at firstname.lastname@example.org. For grave indices and tombstone photographs please visit the Bolton Historical Society’s website. For other inquiries please call 860-649-8066 x 6111 or email email@example.com.
Bolton Center Cemetery – 33 Hebron Road
Belknap Cemetery (Quarryville) – Boston Turnpike
U.S. Census Data is available on their website at census.gov.
A Certificate of Occupancy, sometimes referred to as a "C.O."" is the final step in executing a building permit. A certificate of occupancy is issued after the final inspection. No new structure may be used, and no addition or building may be occupied until a "C.O." is issued. A Certificate of Approval is issued after inspections for all other building permits such as electrical or mechanical permits are obtained. For additional information, call 860-649-8066 x6103 or visit our website here.
Greater Manchester -They are dedicated to making the Greater Manchester community a better place to live, work and do business. Their slogan is “We Mean Business!”. Their offices are located at 20 Hartford Road in Manchester. Call 860-646-2223 or visit their website for more information.
Tolland County - Founded in 1955, the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that promotes the economic and civic vitality of Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, and Willington. Their offices are located at 30 Lafayette Square in Vernon. Call 860-872-0587 or visit their website for more information.
The Charter Revision Commission was impaneled at the end of 2019 and will be working through the beginning of 2021 to review and create proposed amendments to the Bolton Town Charter. Town residents can expect to vote on the results of this commission's work at the November 2021 municipal election. The CRC is empaneled by Board of Selectmen no less than every 10 years. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit our website. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Bolton Historical Society - (See Historical Society).
Bolton Lion’s Club - “Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.” For more information visit their website at e-clubhouse.org/sites/boltonct.
Bolton Women’s Club – “The BWC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides civic, cultural, educational and social growth opportunities within our town and community. Members engage in service projects and fundraising for Bolton and area organizations. The BWC provides a forum to meet and work together on friendly and fun projects.” For more information visit their website at boltonctwomensclub.org.
Bolton’s Volunteer Fire Department - (See Fire Department).
Boy Scouts - Troop 73 “We are a dedicated group of Scouts and supporting parents, gathered in a “Troop.” All Troops are almost entirely run by the Scouts. We have loads of fun, going on many trips and activities. Over the course of time, we can earn Merit Badges, symbols of the hard work and effort put into a certain subject. As well, the scouts can advance in rank; first earning their Scout, then to Tenderfoot, Second then First Class, Star Scout, Life, then finally the ultimate ranking goal: Eagle Scout.” For more information visit their website at facebook.com/boltontroop73.
Community Voice Chanel - (See Community Voice Chanel).
Cub Scouts - Pack 157 “We are a dedicated group of parents, guardians, and children with one over-arching goal: to help our kids develop into amazing citizens, scientists, and adventurers — having fun along the way! With the Bolton Cub Scouts, your child can participate in many engaging activities such as our annual October Sky model rocketry event, the Pinewood Derby, Engineering Day, and our late-spring Camporee.” For more information visit their website at boltonpack157.wordpress.com.
Girl Scouts – Troop 1073 “We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” For more information visit their website at gsofct.org.
Knights of Columbus – “The Saint Maurice Knights of Columbus is hosted by St. Maurice Catholic Church and has a proud history of helping others and supporting charitable organizations in the area through various fundraising activities and events.” For more information visit their Facebook Page.
The Bolton Conservation Commission meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00p.m. at Town Hall. Their meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. The Conservation Commission advises the Board of Selectmen on matters of environmental protection and preservation. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Public access television is operated by the Community Voice Channel located at 105 Notch Road. To learn more you can call 860-645-1454, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at cvcct.org. See below for channel information.
Public HD - Channel 1070
Education - Channel 95/1090
Government - Channel 96/1084
Public - Channel 6013
Education - Channel 6014
Government - Channel 6015
School-Related: For school-related complaints, please contact the Bolton Public Schools Office at 860-643-1569.
Unresolved: Contact the Town Administrator's Office at 860-649-8066 x 6111 for any unresolved complaints involving town services or town property or you can lodge a complaint via email at email@example.com.
State roads are plowed and maintained by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation. State roads in Bolton are:
- Route 6 (Hop River Road)
- Route 44 (New Bolton Road & Boston Turnpike)
- Route 85 (West Street, Clark Road, & Bolton Center Road 1-160)
- Route 533 (Cider Mill Road & Lake Street)
- Route 534 (Camp Meeting Road)
- Route I-384
To reach the State Department of Transportation Garage, please call 860-649-1708.
See our contact webpage.
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The Bolton Senior Center offers a free van service for those disabled and/or aged 60+. To schedule call 860-647-9196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation is for medical appointments, errands (bank, haircut, pharmacy, library, post office, etc.) and trips to the Senior Center. If possible please call at least one day in advance of your appointment.
Dogs and other pets are permitted in non-restricted park and recreation areas on leash only and under the control of their owner and/or keeper. Leashes shall not exceed seven feet in length. Please pick up after your pet.
See Permits, Other.
The Bolton Economic Development Commission is committed to fostering a pro-business environment which encourages a sustainable and diverse tax base, fostering a strong local economy, while preserving the unique character and quality of life of Bolton. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Municipal elections occur on odd-numbered years, State elections are in even-numbered years, and Presidential elections take place every four years. For additional information, please call or email the Registrars of Voters at email@example.com and 860-533-1243 or the Town Clerk’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and 860-649-8066 x 6106.
In 2014, the Town of Bolton launched a mass notification system to send emergency notifications and related public service announcements. These notifications may include items such as road closures, power outages, or severe weather updates. When the system was launched names and numbers uploaded from the local phone directory were input into the system enabling it to be utilized and allowing the ability to text or call a single number or multiple numbers in your preferred order of priority. Everyone in your household is encouraged to sign up with their personal modes of communication. To be included in the notification system, click the link below to sign up. Be sure to add all methods of communication in priority order to ensure notification of important messages from the Town of Bolton. Click Here To Sign Up.
Dial 9-1-1 for any emergency.
Announcements will be made on local radio and TV stations in case of inclement weather or other emergency closings.
The Energy Committee is responsible for considering, reviewing, and recommending renewable energy instillations and proposals to help better the Town of Bolton’s commitment to an environmentally and monetarily sustainable future. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
For information on federal government officials please visit https://portal.ct.gov/.
The Town of Bolton will consider one-time requests for financial assistance for items or services that cannot otherwise be covered under other available programs. Those applying for fuel assistance will need to first apply with ACCESS Community Action Agency in Willimantic. All requests are subject to approval and available funds. For more information please visit our website, email Social Services at email@example.com, or call 860-647-9196
See Permits, Other
To report a fire or any other emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Homeowners/Businesses are encouraged to clear fire hydrants on or near their property.
See Gun & Pistol Permits.
The First Selectman is the Chief Elected Officer of the Town and additionally serves as Chair of the Board of Selectmen. The responsibilities of the First Selectman are outlined in the Town’s Charter, and day-to-day operations are generally handled by the Administrator on the First Selectman’s behalf. The First Selectman is elected to a two-year term in odd-numbered years. To relay a message to the First Selectman, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-649-8066 x 6115.
The Food Pantry is located at the Bolton Senior Center and is open Monday-Thursday 9:00a.m. -4:00p.m. and Fridays 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Bolton residents can apply to utilize the Food Pantry by filling out this application and mailing it to Carrie Concatelli at 104 Notch Road, or by dropping it off in person. Applications must be completed in full. For more information or to donate please call 860-647-9196, email email@example.com, or visit our website.
The Connecticut Energy Assistance program assists qualified households with energy assistance in the fall and winter each year. Applications are accepted by appointment at ACCESS Community Action Agency in Willimantic. Operation Fuel is administered by Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC) in Manchester for winter and summer assistance. Households may be eligible for additional fuel assistance through the Financial Assistance Program through Social Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-647-9196.
See Trash Collection.
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth's surface. The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) uses this to accurately map tax parcels. To view this please visit their website and enter Bolton in the dropdown under “Municipality is”.
In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, the real estate and personal property assessments are compiled annually (as of October 1st) in a list known as the Grand List. The completed Grand List is filed with the Town Clerk each year and is used in the process of establishing a mil rate for the fiscal year. For more information please email email@example.com or call 860-649-8066 x 6106.
Grass and Leaf clippings must be free of twigs, branches, and other foreign objects. They may be disposed of loose or in biodegradable paper leaf bags (30 gallon). The fee is $6 for every five bags brought to the center on the same day. No fee amount will be deducted for under five bags brought on a given Saturday. Please contact the Transfer Station for up-to-date information by visiting our website.
You can only buy a handgun in Connecticut, if in addition to being a resident, you have a Valid Permit to carry Pistols or Revolvers, a valid Eligibility Certificate, if you are a licensed Firearms Dealer or if you are a Sworn Police Officer. For more information concerning Connecticut Firearms Laws and regulations please visit the state of Connecticut website. For information on how to obtain a gun or pistol permit please visit our website.
When hazardous wastes are poured down the sink or toilet, dumped “out back”, poured into a street drain or put out with the trash, they eventually make their way into our water supply. Bring your household hazardous materials to the MidNEROC Household Chemical Waste Drop-Off Center located on Hancock Road in Willington. There is no charge for the use of this facility by Bolton residents, with proof of residency. The facility is open from 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month from mid-April to early November. For further information please visit our website or call 860-684-3163.
Formerly known as the Rose Farm, this land purchased by the town, is the historic site where four French regiments led by General Rochambeau, on their way to assist General Washington in defeating the British camped on June 21st - 24th, 1781. The Farm recently restored from a fire, features many walking and hiking trails as well as a beautiful barn. The farm is located at 266 Bolton Center Rd. For more information please visit our website here.
The Bolton Heritage Farm Commission was created to devise a forward thinking strategic development plan for the future of the Bolton Heritage Farm in order to allow greater public access and use. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Also see Town Historian.
The Society is dedicated to preserving Bolton's rich historic past, from its founding in 1720 to the 21st century. They annually award the Evelyn W. Halloran Memorial Scholarship and sponsor an annual "Heritage Day" to educate and involve residents in their town's history. For additional information including membership please visit their website at boltoncthistory.org.
Horses are prohibited in buildings, in swimming areas, on beaches and in other areas so designated by signs posted by the Parks Staff. Horses and other riding animals are prohibited in picnic areas and athletic fields. For more information please visit our website.
The Bolton Fire Department strongly recommends that house numbers be visible from the road. They also recommend placing the numbers on your mailbox or a post near your driveway. Numbers should be at least three inches high and should have a contrasting color to the mailbox or post they are mounted on. Reflective numbers are best. If the mailboxes on your street are all on one side of the street, please also put your number on your house. Reflective mailbox signs displaying your house number are available from the Bolton Fire Department for $20. For more information visit their website or call 860-649-3910.
Weather permitting, ice skating is available in the winter at Herrick Park
The Bolton Inland Wetlands Commission reviews applications for activities proposed within 100 feet of a wetland or watercourse and decides whether the activities are allowed by the inland wetlands regulations. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
A list of the town’s Justices of the Peace can be found on our website or at the Town Clerks office.
Application Process: An applicant for the office of Justice of the Peace must be a registered voter. If the applicant is affiliated with a party they should contact the chairman of that party and request to be nominated as a Justice of the Peace. If not, if there are vacancies at that time, the appointment can be made immediately. If there is no vacancy in the town the applicant would have to wait for nominations, which occur every 4 years during the month of December, to be made by the local town committees. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-649-8066 x 6106.
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The Lake Commissioner can be reached at email@example.com. The term for the Lake Commissioner renews biennially.
Bolton’s Land Use Department can be reached by emailing Danielle Palazzini or calling at 860-649-8066 x 6103. A land use permit is a legal document required by State of Connecticut Statute for permissive uses of, or changes made to a piece of land or a given section of that land. For more information please visit our website here.
See Transfer Station.
Leaf clippings must be free of twigs, branches, and other foreign objects. They may be disposed of loose or in biodegradable paper leaf bags (30-gallon). The fee is $6 for every five bags brought to the transfer station on the same day. No fee amount will be deducted for under five bags brought on a given Saturday. Please contact the Transfer Station for up-to-date information by visiting our website.
Boat Operator Certificate - For information on Boat or personal Water Craft (PWC) operating certificates please visit the CT DEEP website.
Business Licenses - (See Business Registration).
Dog Licenses - June is dog license renewal month in the State of Connecticut. Per State Statute, all dogs who are six months or older must be licensed regardless of the time of year. Dog owners must provide a valid rabies certificate and proof of the dog's spaying or neutering (if applicable) in order for a license to be issued. For fees and more information visit our website.
Marriage License - When applying for your license, you must do so in the town of occurrence. Both parties to the marriage must appear in person and possess a valid government issued ID. The license is good for 65 days and the fee is $50 (Cash or Check). Marriage Licenses are done by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please allow 30 minutes to complete the application process. Last appointment will be taken 1/2 hour prior to closing time. Here is the Marriage License Worksheet. If you need an officiator please visit our website.
Sporting Licenses - Sporting licenses (fishing, hunting, and trapping) are available online at the DEEP's website. Hunters must show hunter safety certification or a previous (within 5 years) resident hunting license. State of Connecticut Conservation/Firearms Safety Course information can be found by calling 860-424-3011. Children under 16 do not need a fishing license.
The property tax rate is determined by dividing the total amount of the budget of the town by the Net Taxable Grand List that is produced by the Town Assessor. The Net Taxable Grand List is a listing of all the taxable Real Estate, Motor Vehicles, and Personal Property in the town as of the assessment date of October 1. A tax rate of one mil produces $1 of taxes on each $1,000 of property assessment. For a list of historic Mil Rates please visit our website.
The Motor Vehicle Department website is ct.gov/dmv. The phone number is 860-263-5700. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:45a.m. – 4p.m.; Thursdays from 9:15a.m. – 5:30p.m.; and Saturdays from 8:00a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Enfield Office - 4 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082. The Enfield office offers limited services.
Wethersfield Office - 60 State Street Wethersfield, CT 06161.
Willimantic Office - 1557 Main Street Willimantic, CT 06226.
In accordance with the requirements of the State Freedom of Information Act, all town residents are hereby notified that the 2019 Annual Report for the CT DEEP General Permit for the Discharge of Storm water from Small Municipal Storm Sewer Systems (MS4 Storm water General Permit) will be available for public review and comment on the town website, and at the Office of the Administrative Officer, beginning on or before February 15th. All comments can be submitted electronically, or in writing, to the Office of the Administrative Officer firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please call 860-649-8066 x 6115 visit our website.
A notary public who resides in the Town of Bolton must register in the Town Clerk's office when he or she receives their notary certificate from the State of Connecticut. The registration fee is $20 payable by cash/check. We also offer notary services in the Town Clerk's office and Selectman's office. Notarial services are done only in person and you must present the entire document, not just the page being notarized in order for us to notarize your document. You must present a valid government issued picture I.D. or 2 Alternative forms of identification. See list of acceptable forms of I.D. Please note that we do not notarize Wills, Living Wills, I-9 forms, or any documents that are to be recorded on the Bolton Land Records. There is a $2 fee for each notarization and $5 for land record related documents.
While open burning is permitted as a method to dispose of brush there are rules to be followed. Open burning always requires a permit. For information on how to obtain a permit please visit our website. The rules are in place for health and safety reasons as burning can impact air quality and pose a risk for uncontrolled fires that can have a negative impact on both natural resources and man-made structures. Burning may not be used as a method to clear land, burn leaves, household trash or construction debris. A garden hose or other source of water is needed for controlling the fire intensity and wetting down the area after the burn. Burn piles must be attended at all times by an adult. Additional information for open burning and recreational camp fires is available on the CT DEEP website www.ct.gov/deep.
For information on town ordinances please visit us here.
Freja Park sits on 21 acres of undeveloped land off of Route 44 on Bolton Notch Pond. This area is open for hiking and other similar recreational activities throughout the year. For use of this park please park in the commuter lots on Route 44.
Bolton Heritage Farm
(See Heritage Farm).
Herrick Park is located at 29 Hebron Road. A playscape and picnic area are highlights of the park. It also has two ball fields which double as a soccer field each fall. The greatest asset of Herrick Park is the community building, which is not only used regularly by many groups during the year, but also can be rented for special occasions. Bates Nature Trail can be found at the Park. There is also an outdoor basketball court and an area that is flooded in the winter for skating, and the park is open year-round. For Herrick Park rentals email email@example.com or call 860-649-8066 x 6111.
Indian Notch Park
Indian Notch boasts a 300-foot sandy beachfront on Bolton Lake. Lifeguards are on duty during the day during the summer. Park amenities include picnic tables, grills, pavilion, rest rooms, basketball court, and baseball diamond. A daily fee is charged for access, or seasonal passes may be purchased through the Selectmen’s Office. This park is currently only open for the general summer season. For Indian Notch rentals please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-649-8066 x 6109.
Bolton is also home to all or part of three State Parks: Bolton Notch State Park, a portion of Hop River State Park Trail, and the northernmost part of Gay City State Park. For more information please visit the CT state parks website.
See Gun & Pistol Permits.
The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) is a ten-member (seven regular members and three alternate members) elected Commission responsible for the planning, conservation, and development of the Town through the regulation of land use activities. Through its Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD), the Subdivision Regulations and the Zoning Regulations, the PZC regulates residential, commercial and industrial development, as well as implements future policy for the conservation and systematic development of Town properties. It is supported by a multi-department team of Town Staff, responsible for comprehensively reviewing all pending proposals and applications.
The PZC holds monthly meetings and/or public hearings on proposals for subdivisions, special permits, site plan reviews, changes in zoning classifications, and amendments to the zoning regulations. All regular meetings and hearings are open to the public and are held the second Wednesday of every month. To submit an application to the PZC, please click here. To review agendas, meeting minutes or other information, please visit the PZC webpage here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Contact the 24-hour Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
For emergencies dial 911. Bolton is serviced by both a resident State Trooper and Connecticut State Police Troop K in Colchester. The State Trooper’s office is located at 220 Bolton Center Road. Troop K is located at 15A Old Hartford Road Colchester, CT 06415 and can be reached by phone at 860-465-5400. For State Police information visit their website at ct.gov/despp. For a list of monthly Bolton Police reports and other information please visit our website.
The Bolton Post Office is located at 681 Boston Turnpike and can be reached at 860-643-4872. For more information please visit their website at postallocations.com/ct/bolton/bolton.
For instructions on mail forwarding please visit usa.gov/post-office.
For instructions about how to set pa a P.O. Box please visit usps.com/manage/po-boxes.
The Office of Assessment online assessment database provides information on each parcel of real estate in Bolton, along with the ability to search for sales of properties that might be similar to a selected property. You can access the database by clicking here.
The Bolton Park and Ride Lot and Boston Turnpike Bus Station is serviced by the 918 Willimantic/Coventry Express Line. For more information such as schedules and pricing please visit the Connecticut Transit Website at cttransit.com.
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All raffle, bazaar, and bingo permits must be returned to the Selectman’s Office in person. For more information and applications please visit our website.
Public records are available through the Town Clerk’s office in accordance with the freedom of information act. Some land records are available on our website. Vital Records such as Birth, Marriage, and Death are available via a request form on our website. For more information call 860-649-8066 x 6106 or email email@example.com.
For specific inquiries on what you can and can’t recycle in Bolton please visit this website.
Trash and Recycle cans should be placed out the night before or by 6:00a.m. the day of pick up. A single, 95-gallon trash cart is distributed to all new residences throughout Bolton once a certificate of occupancy has been obtained for the home. A smaller, 65-gallon trash cart can be requested and exchanged for any household looking to have a smaller cart instead. Additional trash carts may be purchased through the Town Selectmen's Office in Town Hall. Each single-family household is allowed one recycle cart only. For more information such as battery recycling, over-sized item recycling and Transfer Station hours please visit our Website.
The Bolton Registrar of Voters located at 104 Notch Road has office hours on Wednesdays from 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. You can reach them at 860-533-1243 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. To look-up which party you are affiliated with, register to vote, or for more information please visit our website.
For general information on the Route 6 Economic Development Council please visit their information page on the Town of Coventry’s website. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Information about Bolton School Closings, Delays, and Early Dismissals will be issued by the superintendent’s office. Please check your local news stations for closing in other school districts. Parents/guardians may sign up for email/text notifications of school closings by visiting the public school’s website. For more information visit their website at boltonpublicschools.com.
The Senior Citizen’s Commission is an advisory Commission that works alongside town staff to help promote use of the Senior Center for the use of Bolton’s Senior Citizens aged 55 and over. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Bolton offers a variety of services to seniors including but not limited to tax assistance, CHOICE Counseling (information on Medicare plans), transportation, and Chore assistance. In addition, the Municipal Agent for the Elderly is available to provide information and referral to community resources. For more information please visit our website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 860-647-9196.
For information on state government officials please visit https://portal.ct.gov/.
The Sustainable CT Committee is a committee, empaneled in 2019, that is responsible for reviewing and implementing action items laid out by the Sustainable CT organization that will lead to a more sustainable future for the Town. For information on Sustainable CT, please visit sustainablect.org. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Pay Your Bolton Property Taxes Online - Visit our online portal.
Tax Credit Work Program – This program is available for income eligible homeowners over age 65. Residents can apply to volunteer for a town department to earn a property tax credit. Applications must be submitted through Social Services.
Tax Relief - Several assessment exemptions and benefits are available to qualified taxpayers. For information please call the Assessor’s Office at 860-649-8066 x 6100.
Town Hall is located at 222 Bolton Center Rd. Town Hall is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30a.m. - 4p.m., Tuesday from 8:30a.m. - 6:30p.m., and Friday from 8:30a.m.-1p.m. For more information call 860-649-8066 or email email@example.com. Directions to town hall can be found at the end of this webpage.
Also see Historical Society.
The Society is dedicated to preserving Bolton's rich historic past, from its founding in 1720 to the 21st century. They annually award the Evelyn W. Halloran Memorial Scholarship and sponsor an annual "Heritage Day" to educate and involve residents in their town's history. For additional information including membership please visit their website at boltoncthistory.org.
A Town Meeting is when participating Bolton residents come together to legislate policy and budgets for the Town. There is an annual Town Meeting in May to hear a report from all of the Town’s departments and adopt a Town budget. In addition, Special Town Meetings may be called to address urgent matters as they arise. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-649-8066 x 6115.
The Trails Committee is responsible for maintaining and promoting the various trails and greenways throughout Bolton. For meeting minutes and other information, please contact email@example.com or 860-649-8066 x6115. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
The Residential Recycling Center is located next to the Town Garage off of Bolton Notch Road. The facility is only for use by Bolton residents and is for materials generated by residential activities. Waste generated from commercial, business or industry activities is not allowed. A resident non-transferable ticket is required for access to the facility and may be purchased from the Selectmen’s Office or at the Recycling Center. The ticket is $24.00, and depending on use, is valid for a maximum of 4 years. The size of the load determines usage. The attendant at the center will punch up to four holes in your ticket, one hole for each $6 fee. When all 4 holes have been punched, the permit is considered to be expired. For more information including schedules and a list of acceptable items please visit our website.
Also see Transfer Station.
Trash and Recycle cans should be placed out the night before or by 6:00 a.m. the day of pick up. A single, 95-gallon trash cart is distributed to all residence throughout Bolton once a certificate of occupancy has been obtained for the home. A smaller, 65-gallon trash cart can be requested and exchanged for any household looking to have a smaller cart instead. Additional trash carts may be purchased through the Town Selectmen's Office in Town Hall. Each single-family household is allowed one recycle cart only. For information on when trash collection occurs please see this list of streets by group then this group pickup schedule. For other information please visit our website.
Electric - Eversource at 1-800-286-2000.
Gas - Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation at 1-860-524-8361.
Oil - Check the Bolton phone directory for local dealers and service.
Telephone - Frontier at 1-800-239-4430 for residential repair service.
Water - Connecticut Water at 1-800-286-5700.
It is one of the easiest and more important things you can do for your community. For more information, see our list of open Board and Commission positions or call 860-649-8066 x 6111.
See Registrar of Voters.
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The Zip Code for Bolton is 06043.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is the body that review applications for variances to the zoning regulations. If a proposed development is not permitted by the Planning and Zoning Commission the Zoning Board of Appeals may hear a case for allowance of a variance at which time they may either approve or deny that variance. In the event of denial an individual would have to seek further appeal with the state court. To apply for a hearing, please contact our Zoning Enforcement Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an elected board. For meeting minutes and other information, please visit us here. To leave a public comment, please fill out the public comment form on our website here.
Directions to Bolton Town Hall
Take Exit 5. At the end of the Exit take a right onto Bolton Center Road and follow it around. Go past the fire house on your left and past the town green with the gazebo also on your left. Keep following Bolton Center Road to the stop sign and Town Hall will be on your left.
Take Route 6 to Steele’s Crossing Road. Come up Steele’s Crossing and follow it to the stop sign. Take a right onto Bolton Center Road. Follow the road past Bolton Heritage Farm on your right and Town Hall will be on your right at the next stop sign.