August 24, 2023 – Household Hazardous Waste collection being held on September 23 in Thomaston. Click here for more information.
July 11, 2023 – Household Hazardous Waste collection being held on July 22 in Oxford. Click here for more information.
June 1, 2023 – A Rabies Clinic/Dog Licensing Event is being held at the Public Works Department on June 17th. Click here for more information.
June 1, 2023 – It’s June, and that means its time to get your dog’s license renewed. Click here for more information.
May 31, 2023 – Submit your photos! If you have photos that show off the Town and would like to submit them for possible use on our new website, please click here to learn more.
March 2, 2023 – Several times each year, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) sponsors Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections. Because there are 15 towns within NVCOG, the locations of these collections change from year-to-year. However, as a NVCOG member town, Wolcott residents can go to any of these HHW collection events. In 2023, there are three HHW collection events: April 22 (Middlebury), July 22 (Oxford) and September 23 (Thomaston). Click here for information on the next collection event.
March 1, 2023 – The Wolcott Recreation Department is proud to bring the Summer Concert Series back in 2023. Click here for a listing of all of the bands with dates, times and locations.
March 1, 2023 – The Wolcott Recreation Department announces its 2023 Winter/Spring programs. Click here for details.
December 27, 2022 – Our health agency, Chesprocott Health District, is looking for input from our residents on important health topics. The information collected is used by Chesprocott to obtain grants so that they can address the identified issues. Click here to take the online survey.
November 22, 2022 – The Town of Wolcott received a grant from the State Department of Housing to develop an Affordable Housing Plan. Click here for details.
October 24, 2022 – The Registrar’s office has scheduled the final voter registration before the November 8th election for November 1st from 9:00AM – 8:00PM. Click here for details.
October 24, 2022 – The Recycling Center will be allowing leaf disposal on the following Sundays from 9:00AM – 12:00PM – 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27. Nothing else will be accepted on those days other than leaves. Click here for flyer.
August 30, 2022 – The Recycling Center will be closing at noon on October 1st. This early closing is only for October 1st, after which normal hours will resume.
August 29, 2022 – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and participating towns are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection on Saturday September 24th. It will take place from 8:00AM – 2:00PM at the Prospect Elementary School located at 75 New Haven Road in Prospect. Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) is required. Click here for a downloadable flyer for the event.
August 8, 2022 – The Town of Wolcott will be holding its annual “Town-wide Tag Sale” on September 17th with a rain date of September 18th. The Town will create a list of addresses of all the locations holding a tag sale on that day. That list will be made available on our website prior to the event. If you would like to get your tag sale on that list, please email Amy in the Mayor’s office at email@example.com or call her at 203-879-8100 x102.
July 25, 2022 – The Town of Wolcott is excited to partner with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) to promote the 2022 CCM Broadband Connectivity Survey! Your input will help guide federal investments in more reliable internet access for Connecticut’s residents. Please complete this very brief survey from your home network today! Click here to begin the survey.
July 13, 2022 – An informational meeting regarding the Beach Road Reconstruction / Paving Project will be held on July 19, 2022 at 6:00PM in the Council Chambers at Wolcott Town Hall.
June 15, 2022 – The Wolcott Dog Park on Mad River Road re-opened today. It had been closed for about a month to give the newly seeded grass time to grow. We hope your pups will enjoy running around on the lush new lawn.
June 9, 2022 – As of Friday, June 10, 2022, immediately following the High School Graduation, the Wolcott High School Turf Field and Track will be closed. Construction will begin on a new track and turf field and is expected to take approximately four months. Updates will be provided as the project progresses. We apologize for any inconvenience.
June 9, 2022 – Reminder to all Wolcott residents: House numbers must be visibly displayed on the front of your house and on your mailbox to assist first responders attempting to locate you. Also, it will help and be appreciated by your pizza delivery person, Amazon delivery, UPS, FedEx, etc.
May 25, 2022 – Wolcott’s Park & Recreation and Acquired Facilities Commission has released the 2022 Summer Playground Program. Click here to learn more about the various programs and their dates/costs.
May 22, 2022 – The Wolcott Dog Park on Mad River Road has been closed due to re-seeding the grass. It is expected to re-open on June 18th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
May 20, 2022 – A Flag Day ceremony will be held on the Town Green on Sunday, June 12th at 12:00PM to honor the national flag of the United States of America. The Flag Day holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag.
May 20, 2022 – Everyone enjoys a parade! Come see our Memorial Day Parade. It starts at 6:00PM on Monday May 30th from St Pius X Church (517 Woodtick Road). The parade route proceeds onto Nichols Road and ends at the Woodtick Recreation Beach Area where a brief ceremony will be held.
May 19, 2022 – This year’s Summer Concert Series has been announced. Click here to get a list of the dates, locations and bands.
April 21, 2022 – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is offering quality composters and rain barrels and accessories at wholesale prices to residents in the Naugatuck Valley area. Composting aids in waste stream diversion and in the reduction of municipal solid waste disposal fees. All orders must be placed by May 19th and will be available for pick up on May 21st at your choice of locations. Click here for more information or to shop for products.
April 14, 2022 – UPDATED: Wolcott youths aged 14-21 can apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program and earn $14.00/hour for 6 weeks this summer. Applications must be received by May 27th. Click here for a flyer containing contact information. To learn more about the process and what information you will need to apply, click here. When you are ready to begin the application process, click here.
April 13, 2022 – The 31st annual Wolcott Special Games will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 9:00AM-1:00PM at the Woodtick Recreation Pavilion (rain or shine). Click here for more details.
April 6, 2022 – A Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection is being held on April 16th from 8:00AM – 2:00PM at the Ansonia Public Works facility located at 1 North Division Street in Ansonia. There are no fees, but proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) is required. This event is being sponsored by Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. For more information, click here.
March 23, 2022 – The Wolcott Park & Recreation Department will be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt for Wolcott residents with children aged 3-10. Click here for more information.
March 10, 2022 – Chesprocott Health District has an immediate opening for a part-time 15-month grant-funded position (March 2022 – May 2023). This is a 10-hour per week position. This position is for a Registered Nurse who will work closely with the Chesprocott Public Health Nurse team to plan, implement and provide vaccinations. Click here for more information regarding this position.
January 28, 2022 – The Recycling Center will be closed on Saturday, 1/29/2022, due to the snow storm. It will re-open on Monday, 1/31/2022 at 8:00AM.
January 14, 2022 – The Town of Wolcott has received additional “at home” COVID Test Kits. We kindly ask those who received their test kits on Saturday, January 1st, to allow other residents the opportunity to receive theirs. The drive-thru distribution will be held at Wolcott High School located at 457 Boundline Road on Sunday, January 16, 2022 beginning at 10:00AM and continuing until the supplies run out. There will be a limit of two (2) test kits per household. * Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) will be required.* NOTE: The traffic pattern will begin heading north on Minor Road from Center Street and will be routed through the back entrance of the Library through the parking lot and out onto Boundline Road and up to the High School. Click here to view a map of the traffic pattern. There will be no access to Boundline Road from Center Street.
January 7, 2022 – The Town of Wolcott has received an allotment of N95 masks. We will be holding a drive-thru pick-up event for all Wolcott residents on Saturday, January 8th at Alcott Elementary School located at 1490 Woodtick Road. The event is scheduled to run from 11:00AM – 2:00PM. There is a sufficient supply of masks for all adults in the Town of Wolcott, so there is no need to line up early. Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) is required.
December 31, 2021 – UPDATED: The Town of Wolcott has received a limited number of “at home” COVID Test Kits from the State of CT. These kits are provided free of charge and will be distributed at a drive-thru event at the Wolcott Youth Center parking lot located at 48 Todd Road on Saturday, January 1st beginning at 2:00PM and continuing until the supply runs out. There will be a limit of two (2) test kits per household. *** Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) will be required.***
December 30, 2021 – The COVID Test Kits have NOT yet been received by the State of CT and therefore have not been distributed to the cities and towns. Because of this, the COVID Test Kit distribution scheduled for Friday, 12/31 at 9:00AM at the Wolcott Youth Center has been put on HOLD. Watch for further updates on this website or via the Town’s text messaging service for rescheduling information.
December 28, 2021 – The State of CT has provided the Town with a limited number of “at-home” COVID test kits. These kits are being provided free of charge and will be distributed at a drive-thru event at the Wolcott Youth Center located at 48 Todd Road. It will be held this Friday, December 31 starting at 9:00AM and continuing until the supply runs out. There will be a limit of two (2) test kits per household. *** Proof of Wolcott residency is required. ***
December 21, 2021 – The Recycling Center located at 48 Todd Road will be closed for the holidays on Thursday/Friday/Saturday – December 23rd, 24th, 25th and Thursday/Friday/Saturday – December 30th, 31st and January 1st. It will reopen on Monday January 3rd at its normal time of 8:00AM.
December 10, 2021 – The Town of Wolcott is making available grants of up to $10,000 to Wolcott small businesses (under 25 employees) and non-profit organizations that were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns and did not receive enough financial assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and/or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL). This funding is being provided to the Town under the American Rescue Plan Act. Click here for more information including the application to submit. The program has limited funds so these grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
December 3, 2021 – Chesprocott Health District is sponsoring COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Clinics on December 8th and December 15th. The clinics will be at The Holy Theotokos & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Cheshire. You MUST register for an appointment. Click here for a flyer with additional information.
November 5, 2021 – UPDATED: The North St. bridge construction project will begin on Monday, November 15th. The bridge will be closed to all traffic beginning on November 15th for a minimum of 4 weeks or until project completion. Please plan for additional time to travel on alternate routes.
November 4, 2021 – The Wolcott Recycling Center will be closed on Thursday 11/4 and Friday 11/5 for facility maintenance. It will re-open on Saturday 11/6 from 8:00AM – 2:00PM and Sunday 11/7 FOR LEAF DISPOSAL ONLY from 9:00 – Noon.
September 29, 2021 – The Wolcott Recycling Center will be open for leaf disposal on the following Sundays: October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21, 28. The Recycling Center will be open on those days from 9:00AM – 12:00PM for leaf disposal only. Click here for a printable flyer.
September 16, 2021 – Meet the Candidates 2021 is being held on October 21st at 7:00PM. The event will be broadcast live on Skye Cable (Comcast) Channel 96 and on Frontier Channel 6107. This event is sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Wolcott. You are invited to participate by sending questions of 25 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions submitted prior to the conclusion of the candidate presentations on the night of the event will be answered.
September 16, 2021 – A Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic will be held on the Wolcott Town Green September 28th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM. You must be 18 years of age or older. No appointments are needed but please wear a mask. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend. Bring your insurance card & ID. If you are 65+, bring your red, white & blue Medicare card. There is a $40 charge if you do not have insurance.
September 13, 2021 – The Town will be holding its annual “Town-wide Tag Sale” this Saturday 9/18 (with a rain-date of Sunday 9/19). We have twenty residents from around town who will be holding their own tag sales at their residences. Click here to get a list of the participating addresses. Please note that we will be updating this list throughout the week with new addresses if more people contact Town Hall to participate. If you are holding a tag sale this weekend and want to be added to the list, please call Amy at 203-879-8100 x102.
September 1, 2021 – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is holding a Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection on September 25th at the Pent Road Recreation Facility at 100 Pent Road in Beacon Falls. Wolcott Residents are welcome to participate in this event. Proof of residency is required. Click here for a flyer with more information about the event such as what items that are and are not being accepted.
July 8, 2021 – Mayor Dunn and Police Chief Stephens spoke at a rally yesterday in Hartford calling for a special legislative session to bring about changes in the juvenile justice system to address issues of increased juvenile and personal property crime. They highlighted the recent break-in at the Wolcott Senior Center and the damage caused by two youths. Click here to see a photo from the rally.
July 7, 2021 – A Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection is being held on July 24th from 8:00AM – 2:00PM at Southbury Town Hall. There is no fee to bring approved waste, but you will need to provide proof of residency. To download a flyer regarding this event, click here.
June 30, 2021 – Cleanup continues after Sunday night’s vandalism at the Senior Center. At this time, we anticipate re-opening on Wednesday, July 7 from 8:00AM-1:00PM.
June 29, 2021 – The Wolcott Senior Center will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience.
June 21, 2021 – Senior Center Newsletter for July 2021. Click here
May 27, 2021 – Recycling Center Memorial Day Weekend Hours – the Recycling Center located at the Public Works Facility at 48 Todd Road will be open on Saturday, May 29th, but will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st.
May 27, 2021 – Senior Center Newsletter for June 2021. Click here.
May 25, 2021 – Summer is almost here and there will be plenty of things for the kids to do right here in Wolcott. The 2021 Summer Playground Program has been released. Click here to get the brochure which contains the full schedule of activities that stretch from June 21 through July 30th.
May 25, 2021 – The Wolcott Recreation Department has released the 2021 Summer Concert Series schedule. This is a series of eleven free concerts each held on a Sunday night at either Peterson Park or on the Town Green. Click here to get the 2021 schedule.
May 24, 2021 – Everyone loves a parade! American Legion 165 and VFW Post 1979 are holding a First Responder Parade beginning at 11:00am on Memorial Day Monday May 31st. The Parade Grand Marshall will be John Keane. The Parade will begin at the American Legion and continue down Wolcott Road, left onto Nichols Road ending at Woodtick Recreation. There will be a small wreath ceremony after ending the parade at Woodtick Recreation. Please use all the recommended COVID-19 precautions while watching the parade along the route.
April 26, 2021 – Click here to check out our new Interactive Streetlight Map. If you see a streetlight that is not working, you can now report the outage to the Town of Wolcott so that we may get the problem corrected. Once the map is displayed, locate the light in question. If it displays as an orange dot, the issue has already been reported, if it displays as a blue dot, there is no known issue. Click on the blue dot, to get the pole number and then fill in the form on the right side of the screen to report it.
April 21, 2021 – The Connecticut Youth Employment Program is funded through the State of Connecticut, and provides summer employment opportunities for low-income youth and young adults. Eligible participants who complete the application by May 28th will be assigned to a work site for a six-week summer work experience beginning July 5th and will be paid $13.00 per hour for a 20-hour work week. Click here for more information.
April 21, 2021 – UPDATED information for all local Food and Beverage Businesses regarding the American Rescue Plan Act. Specific information regarding the program and a sample application are provided. UPDATED 06/09/21 – Funding has been oversubscribed and it does not appear that Congress will renew.
April 15, 2021 – Composter and Rain Barrel Sale – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG), which the Town of Wolcott is a member of, is making available to its member towns a special price for backyard composter and rain barrels. An online store is available at http://www.nvcogct.gov/compostersale to purchase the items you want. They will be delivered on Saturday, June 19th to your choice of either Cheshire or Southbury for pickup. You can learn more from the flyer provided by NVCOG which is available by clicking here.
April 15, 2021 – UPDATED information for the restaurant industry regarding the American Rescue Plan Act. UPDATED 06/09/21 – Funding has been oversubscribed and it does not appear that Congress will renew.
April 7, 2021 – At last night’s Town Council meeting, Mayor Dunn presented the proposed general government budget for the period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. To review the proposed general government budget, click here.
March 16, 2021 – Under the latest American Rescue Plan Act, there is $28.6B earmarked specifically for the restaurant industry. UPDATED 06/09/21 – Funding has been oversubscribed and it does not appear that Congress will renew.
March 1, 2021 – Town Hall has re-opened to the public. Wolcott residents and members of the public may come in and transact business in person. COVID protocols must be followed by wearing a mask and remaining six feet apart from others. For those not comfortable coming into Town Hall, you may still interact with Town Hall staff remotely via phone, mail, email, and the website.
February 19, 2021 – A Dog Adoption Application is available for those interested in adopting a dog from the Wolcott dog pound. The application contains instructions for filling it out and submitting it. You can get the application by clicking here.
February 17, 2021 – FREE COVID-19 Testing is being offered by StayWell Health Center. It will be held on Saturday February 20th at the Wolcott Youth Center located at 48 Todd Road from 9:00AM-11:00AM. No appointment is necessary. Drive-ups and walk-ups are welcome.
February 14, 2021 – We have been notified by the Chesprocott Health District that the vaccination registration for Wolcott seniors 75 and older is extremely low. Therefore, Chesprocott will be holding a vaccination clinic on February 24th at the Wolcott Senior Center. We are limited to 100 vaccinations at this clinic and will sign up on a first-come, first-serve tiered system. We will begin with those 75 and older, followed by those with underlying health issues and co-morbidities. If there are still slots available, we will move to individuals 65 and older. For those who do attend the clinic, they will be registered for their second follow-up vaccination.
If you are 75 years or older and do not already have a vaccination appointment elsewhere, please call the Wolcott COVID Hotline to register for one of the available slots. The number is 203-718-5900. There will be no walk-ins accepted.
February 14, 2021 – As a service for our residents, the Town of Wolcott is implementing a COVID hotline. Residents can call with questions regarding COVID and the vaccination process. We will be catering to those individuals who may not have access to a computer or a smartphone and feel they are not getting the answers they need to understand the vaccination process.
The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 9:00AM – 1:00PM. The hotline number is 203-718-5900.
December 22, 2020 – Free salt and sand are available for Wolcott residents two days a week at the Wolcott Recycling Center and Public Works Facility located at 48 Todd Road. The material is available from 7:00AM-3:00PM on Wednesdays and 8:00AM-3:00PM on Saturdays. Bring your driver’s license to show proof of Wolcott residency. Residents are limited to one 5-gallon pail of each product per address.
December 22, 2020 – New interactive mapping features have been added onto our website. You will find the “Interactive Regional Map Viewer” located under the Community menu and the “Regional Recreation Guide” located under the Recreation & Leisure menu. Try them out and let us know what you think.
October 13, 2020 – Grant Notice – biking/pedestrian bridge spanning the Cornelis Dam (part of the Scovill Trail). Read more about it here.