Manager’s Message
Aaron Frank

Lt. Douglas Allen has been chosen as the new chief of police of the Town of Colchester Police Department. Lt. Allen will be sworn in on Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the police station at 835 Blakely Rd. We’ll be outdoors if the weather cooperates; if it rains we will move to the Outer Bay Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Colchester Town Offices. This event is open to the public.

Join us in congratulating Lt. Allen on his promotion to chief. He will be a strong leader for the police department and will serve the residents of Colchester with dignity, dedication and honor.

For more about the Town Manager’s Office, visit our website or call 264-5509.


Town Clerk and Treasurer
Julie Graeter

Lots going on here in the town clerk’s office next week!

We will be welcoming a new assistant clerk next week. Erin Hogan will be joining our team and will bring the department back up to normal staffing after Karen Richard’s retirement. If you pay your taxes in person at the town offices, Erin will be ready and glad to assist you!

The first property tax installment of the fiscal year is due Wednesday, Aug. 15.

For more about the town clerk’s office visit our website or call 264-5520.


Robert Vickery

We are in the process of finalizing the 2017 grand list. The 2018 abstract grand list has been lodged with the town clerk. The town web map has been updated; we are working on updating the linked parcel record cards. You’ll find the web map and assessment data here.

For more about the assessor’s office visit our website or call 264-5671.



Routes 7/2, 2A Intersection Improvement Project, August 13-17: Reconstruction work is now finished on this project and travelers can expect two-lane travel on a paved road surface! There will be one-lane travel August 13-17 on Route 2A and Creek Farm Road for work on the multi-use path. Scheduled work for next week includes:

Begin installation of permanent signals at Creek Farm Road

Begin installation of granite curb on Route 7/2

Build sub-base for the multi-use path at Creek Farm Road and Route 2A

Questions? Contact Jill Barrett at 272-1248.