New Resident Information

Welcome to the Town of Paxton!

We hope that you will enjoy your home here in Paxton. To help you settle into our little Town we have put together details of particular services that may be of interest to you in our community.

Paxton is small town bordering Worcester, Rutland, Leicester, Oakham, Spencer, and Holden.

Disclaimer: The Town of Paxton does not endorse or recommend any particular business that may be listed below. The business names given are meant to assist new residents.  If a list of businesses in the area that perform a certain service (such as TV, internet, etc) is incomplete/outdated please reach out the Town Clerk so that the page can be edited accordingly. Thank you.


Access Television

WPAX-TV Paxton Public Access Television has three (3) public access channels on Charter/Spectrum: 192, 193, and 194; and is overseen by the Paxton Cable & Communications Committee.. Visit their webpage to learn more or access the channels. 

Alzheimer / Dementia Support

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Paxton families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through their free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the Paxton area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones. Click here for more information. also offers a Crisis Guide for Alzheimers and Dementia Caregivers. This resource explains the most common crises that arise and offers caregivers strategies to cope with or prevent them if a situation occurs.

Ambulance Service

The Town of Paxton operates the ambulance service through a regional dispatch and can be reached by calling 911 for emergencies.

American Legion Post 306

Find them on facebook here

Birth, Death, Marriage Licenses and Certificates

Click here for information. If you have questions, contact the Town Clerk's office at (508) 799-7347 ext. 1013 or by email: click here.

Cable Television

Cable Television is provided by Spectrum. Cable can be ordered on the Spectrum website or by calling 1-877-463-0677.

Child Care Providers

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care provides a list of state-licensed childcare providers in Paxton which can be obtained at the following webpage: click here.

Direct TV

Direct TV is available, for information please visit the Direct TV website or call 1-877-644-1928

Dog Licenses

State Law requires that all dogs over the age of 6 months have a license. For information on how to obtain a license click here. Contact the Town Clerk if you have any questions - (508) 799-7347 ext. 1013 or by email: click here. 

Drivers License / Vehicle Registration

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is responsible for issuing driver's licenses and registration of motor vehicles. The closest Registry office is in Worcester at 611 Main Street, Worcester, MA. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm and Thursday 8:30am to 7:00pm. Or access online: click here.


The Paxton Municipal Light Department provides both residential and commercial electric service in Paxton and can be reached at (508) 756-9508 during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.  For more information see their webpage here. Find them on Facebook here

Girl Scouts

Paxton has a thriving Girl Scout program for girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. We are a part of the Pine Hill Service Unit within the Girl Scouts of Central & Western Mass Council. To learn more or to join, visit their website (click here), or contact Laurie Becker by email (click here) or at (508) 886-2525.


The nearest hospitals to Paxton are located in Worcester. These are as follows:

Internet/Telephone Service Providers


The Town of Paxton has one library, the Richards Memorial Library, located on the corner of Richards Avenue and Maple Street across from the First Congregational Church.

The library can be contacted at (508) 754-0793.

For information about hours or programs run at the library visit the Library's website or facebook page. 


The Town of Paxton is covered by the daily and Sunday paper Worcester Telegram & Gazette and a weekly paper The Landmark.

To subscribe to the  Landmark call 978-488-3590, Option 2 or visit their website: click here.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette can be reached at (508) 793-9315 or on their website: click here.

Paxton, MA Garden Club

"Weed it and Reap" the Paxton, MA Garden Club (PMAGC) is a club created to promote the love and learning of all things gardening in Paxton. We offer programs, and events and host an annual plant sale each spring.For more information visit their website Find them on Facebook here.

Paxton Little League

Find them on facebook here.

Paxton Lions Club 

Find them on facebook here.

Paxton Youth Soccer

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Paxton Woman's Club

The Paxton Woman's Club (PWC) is a 501(c)(7) multi-generational club that was organized in 1930. Our object is to encourage civic improvement in the community, to broaden active interest in vital questions of the day, and to promote general knowledge, culture, and friendship among its members. Each year the PWC offers a scholarship to a Paxton High School Senior planning to pursue his/her education at a college or institution of higher vocational training in the fall. Visit our website at or find us on Facebook to learn more.

Police / Fire / Ambulance (Emergency Communication) Department

The Town of Paxton Public Safety Complex is home to the police and fire departments and is located at 576 Pleasant Street. Paxton is part of a regional dispatch service and can be reached at 911 for emergencies or (508) 791-6600 for non-emergencies.   Follow them on Facebook - Police, Fire, Wachusett Regional Emergency Communication Center.


Post Office

The United States Postal Service has a satellite location within the Paxton Market Place at 707 Pleasant Street.

Property Valuation

Properties are valued for tax purposes by the Board of Assessors who can be reached by calling (508) 799-7231 ext. 1016. Information on real estate property and excise taxes along with abatement information can be found on the Assessors web page on the website: click here.

Public Meetings

The Town of Paxton holds a variety of open public meetings throughout the year by the Selectmen, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Council on Aging, and several other boards and committees. All Committee/Board meetings are legally posted in the Town Hall, 697 Pleasant Street and on the calendar on the Town's website (click here) for information purposes.


The Town's Recreation Department offers a host of programs throughout the year. Forms are available at the Town Hall or by going to the Recreation page on the Town's website: click here. Follow them on Facebook here

Schools (Public)

Paxton has an elementary school for students to K through 8th Grade. Paxton is part of the Wachusett Regional School District for students entering grades 9 though 12. For information on all Wachusett Regional Schools please go to their website: click here. Paxton is also a member of the Bay Path Regional Technical Vocational School in Charlton, please go to their website: click here.

Paxton Center School (K-8)
19 West Street
Paxton, MA 
(508) 798-8576

Wachusett Regional High School
1401 Main Street
Holden, MA
(508) 289-6771

Bay Path Vocational Technical School
57 Old Muggett Hill Road
Charlton, MA
(508) 248-5971


Anna Maria College offers both on campus and online programs at undergraduate and graduate level.

Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane, Box H
Paxton, MA 01612
(877) 265-3201

Senior Center

The Paxton Council on Aging is a municipal department that serves the needs of citizen's aged 60 and over. Amongst the many services and programs provided by the Council on Aging are information and referral, outreach, fitness and other health-related programs, educational, recreational and social programs. The Council on Aging office and Senior Center are located at 17 West Street and can be reached at (508) 756-2833 between 8:00am and 1:00pm on weekdays. For more online information and resources please visit the Council on Aging page on the Town's website: click here.

Sports Facilities

The Town has one golf course - Kettlebrook Golf Course location at 136 Marshall Street,and can be reached at (508) 799-4653.

The Paxton Tennis and Fitness Club is a club for swimming and tennis, located at 603 Pleasant, and can be reached at (508) 755-8223.

State Park

Paxton is fortunate to have Moore State Park located at Sawmill Road, off West Street. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a stroll, hike or a peaceful picnic. 


Paxton has no large supermarkets in Town. The nearest are Big Y on Route 31, Holden, Shaw's on W.Boylston St., Worcester, Walmart on Route 9, Leicester and Big Y on Route 31 Spencer. We do have a local convenience store at 707 Pleasant Street, Paxton Marketplace and a specialty market, Ten West, at 10 West Street.

Town Hall

The Town Hall is located at 697 Pleasant Street and is open Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm.


Town of Paxton Payments

Motor Vehicles Excise Tax bills are issued once annually. For more information contact the Assessor at (508) 799-7231 ext. 1016.

Real Estate Tax bills are issued twice annually. For more information contact the Collector at (508) 799-7347 ext. 1015.

Bills can be paid online from the Town's website by clicking on the online payment of bills on the homepage: click here.

Trash & Recycling Collection

The Town of Paxton contracts with P. Pellegrino Trucking Co. Inc. for regular trash pick up and mandatory recycling of paper and containers. Collection days are Mondays through Thursday. A trash and recycling schedule can be obtained by calling the Town Hall at (508) 753-2803 ext. 1011or by downloading the document from the Town's website: click here. For questions regarding collection please call the Town Service Coordinator at (508) 753-2803 ext. 1011.


The Town of Paxton purchases water from the City of Worcester and residents are billed monthly as part of the Utility bill sent out by the Paxton Light Department. There are no sewers in Paxton.

To contact the Water Department call (508) 753-9077.