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  If a list of businesses in the area that perform a certain service (such as TV, internet, etc) is incomplete/outdated please reach out the Town Clerk so that the page can be edited accordingly.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

The Town of Paxton has it own access station Channel 13. This station can is used to announce up coming events in Town, so please check it out.

Alzheimer 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. 

Ambulance Service

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

Birth, Death, Marriage Licenses and Certificates

Contact the Town Clerk's office at (508) 799-7347 ext. 13 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

Dogs are licensed through the Paxton Town Clerk's Office; she can be reached at (508) 799-7347 ext. 13 or by email: click here. Dog license applications can be obtained by going to the Town Clerk's webpage at the Town's website.

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.

Electricity

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.

Hospitals

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

Internet/Telephone Service Providers

Library

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. 

Newspapers

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

The Landmark can be reached at (508) 829-5981 or on their website: click here.

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

Police / Fire / Ambulance Department

The Town of Paxton Public Safety Complex is currently located at 576 Pleasant Street, and can be reached at 911 for emergencies and (508) 755-1104 for non-emergencies.

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. 16. 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.

Recreation

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

Colleges

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. 

Supermarkets

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 9:00am to 4:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Contacts

  • Town Administrator Carol Riches: (508) 754-7638 ext. 20
  • Executive Assistant Donna Parsons: (508) 754-7638 ext. 10
  • Town Clerk Laurie Becker: (508) 799-7347 ext. 13
  • Treasurer & Collector Donna Couture: (508) 799-7347 ext. 15
  • Assessors Kathy Stanley: (508) 799-7231 ext. 16
    • Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm and Thursday & Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 
  • Town Accountant Larissa Kennedy: (508) 799-7347 ext. 16
  • Town Service Coordinator Sheryl Lombardi: (508) 753-2803 ext. 11
    • Includes Board of Health, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals & Building Inspector.

Town of Paxton Payments

Motor Vehicles Excise Tax bills are issued once annually. For more information contact the Assessor at (508) 799-7231 ext. 16.

Real Estate Tax bills are issued twice annually. For more information contact the Collector at (508) 799-7347 ext. 15.

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. 11or 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. 11.

The Town of Paxton has it own access station Channel 13. This station can is used to announce up coming events in Town, so please check it out.

Water

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.