Town and School
A hard copy of the budget for viewing is available at the Windsor Public
Libraries, the Town Manager’s Office and the Town Clerk’s Office in the Town
Hall. The Town's fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. In
December or early January, the Town Council sets the budget calendar for the
upcoming year. This calendar lists dates when public input is received,
as well as a schedule of budget sessions. All Town Council meetings on
the budget are open to the public.
Windsor’s building Inspector can be reached at 860-285-1960. A building
permit is a legal document required by State Statute for changes made to real
estate. An application must be filed before beginning
construction. Instructions regarding how to obtain a permit can be
viewed online at building.
The Connecticut Transit District Services Windsor. Bus schedules are
available by calling the Transit District at 860-525-9181or by going online
at www.cttransit.com. For the
hearing impaired, please call 860-727-8196. Bus schedules are available
inside the Windsor Chamber of Commerce office.
Windsor Sextons return burial and disinterment permits to the Town Clerk’s
Office, where a database of information is maintained. For additional
information, please call Information Services at 860-285-1902.
In compliance with State Statutes, any Windsor business that is not
incorporated or named after the owner must register with the Town Clerk’s
Office. A trade name certificate must be signed by the principal person
or persons and must be notarized. The filing fee is $5 per one page
document. New businesses should check with the Planning & Zoning
department at 860-285-1980 to avoid future zoning issues. Please call
the Town Clerk's Office at 860-285-1902 if you have any questions.
Windsor is served by Comcast at 1-866-200-6680 or www.Comcast.com. Channel 5, WIN-TV
(the public access channel), and Channel 95 (education/how-to-channel) are
operated from the L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue.
For more information about WIN-TV, call 860-688-2626 or go to the website at www.win-tv.org. Channel 96, WG-TV
(Windsor Government Television), is operated from the Town Hall. For
more information about WG-TV, call 860-285-1838.
Before digging a hole or excavating on private or public property, call for
the location of underground utilities at 1-800-922-4455.
Located at 330 Windsor Avenue, the Caring Connection is a long-term community
health center for elders, disabled adults and respite care for
caregivers. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. A professional staff provides health monitoring, medication
management, family counseling and resource information, therapeutic
recreation, a nutritious noontime meal and two snacks and door-to-door
transportation. For additional information regarding this
service, call 860-547-0251 or 860-882-1485, fax 860-547-0254 or visit the website
Cemeteries in Windsor
Elm Grove Cemetery, Poquonock
Avenue - 860-688-3228
Mt. St. Benedict, West Wolcott Road - 860-242-0738
Northwood Cemetery, Matianuck Avenue - 860-722-6519
Palisado Cemetery, Palisado Avenue - 860-688-2200
Riverside Cemetery, East Street - 860-688-2200
Veterans Cemetery, East Street - 860-688-2200
St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Poquonock Avenue - 860-683-0366
Tikvoh Chadoshoh, Clubhouse Road - 860-688-9989
Ye Olde Poquonock Burial Grounds, Marshall Phelps Road - 860-688-3813
The State of Connecticut’s census data and other sources of current census
data are available by contacting the reference desk of the Windsor Library at
860-285-1918 or Planning Department at 860-285-1980.
Certificate of Occupancy
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, please call 860-285-1960 or visit the website at building.
Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is located at 261 Broad Street (across from the Post Office).
Information regarding the Chamber, programs and membership is available by
calling 860-688-5165. Additional information can be found on their
website at www.windsorcc.org.
Civic Organization List
A list of Civic organizations
is available at the Town Clerk’s Office or Town Manager's Office. For more
information, please call 860-285-1902 or 860-285-1800.
Civil Preparedness (Emergency
A state mandated local volunteer organization whose mission is to maximize the
survival of people, prevent and/or minimize injuries, and preserve property
and resources by responding to natural, technical or man-made
disasters. To learn more about volunteering, contact Mr. Mike Pepe at
The L.P. Wilson Community Center is
located at 599 Matianuck Avenue. The office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Meeting rooms are
available and performing arts, ceramics and senior citizen programs are held at
the facility. For more information, call 860-285-1990.
Commuter Parking Lots
Bloomfield Avenue & I-91 - Exit 37
Poquonock Avenue & I-91 - Exit 38
Archer Road & I-91 - Exit 39
Putnam Highway across from Columbia Road - Exit 35
Windsor Avenue at Faneuil Street - Exit 35
Windsor Center at Mechanic Street - Exit 36
Complaints regarding roadways, streets, sink holes, drainage problems,
snowplowing, mailbox damage and lawn damage due to snowplowing, street light
repairs, median maintenance, parks maintenance (picnic tables, litter,
property damage, benches, bleachers) and other miscellaneous items, please
contact the Public Works Department at 860-285-1855. Once the complaint
is received by Public Works, it will then be added into our system (See Click
Fix) which logs all citizen complaints in order of date received and assigns
these projects to various personnel within this department. Citizens
can also log their own complaints by going to the Town of Windsor’s website at
www.townofwindsorct.com and clicking the See, Click, Fix icon on the front
page. Please keep in mind that some repairs/maintenance cannot be made until
the weather permits us to do so. For instance, if a snow plow has
damaged your lawn in the process of snow plowing, it will be repaired as soon
as the weather permits. Most of these types of repairs are scheduled
during the Spring months.
The Health and Environment team handles all
complaints related to food illness, communicable or infectious diseases and
environmental issues. Please call 860-285-1823.
For school-related complaints, please
contact the Superintendent of Schools at 860-687-2000, ext 236, or refer to
the listing at the end of the A to Z Guide for department phone numbers.
Contact the Town Manager's office at
860-285-1800 for any unresolved complaints involving
town services or town property or you can lodge a complaint via email at TownManager@townofwindsorct.com.
Free compost is available for residents at the Windsor/Bloomfield Landfill.
For information and availability call 860-285-1833.
Concerts on the Green
Weekly summer concerts are held on the Town Green on Thursday evenings from
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. For additional information, call the Windsor Chamber of
Commerce at 860-688-5165 or visit www.windsorcc.org.
In the event of bad weather, concerts are usually rescheduled to the
Probate Court, 1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor - 860-644-2511 ext.
Superior Court in Hartford, 90 Washington Street - 860-706-5300
Superior Court in Enfield, 111 Phoenix Avenue - 860-741-3727
Federal Court in Hartford, 450 Main Street - 860-240-3200
Day Care Center
Windsor Discovery Center is a nationally accredited child care program
operated by the Town of Windsor since 1980 serving children ages six weeks
through 12 years. It is housed in the Milo W. Peck Child Development
Center located at 114 Palisado Avenue. This Center is also home to Windsor’s
Montessori School and the Windsor Parent Center. For information,
please call 860-285-1400 or visit their website at www.townofwindsorct.com/discovery. These
programs are accredited by the National Association of Young Children.
Day Care Centers Information
2-1-1 or 800-505-1000
Windsor sextons submit burial and disinterment permits to the Town Clerk's
office where a database of information is maintained. For additional
information, please call Information Services at 860-285-1902.
Department of Transportation (State
State roads are plowed and maintained by the State of Connecticut’s
D.O.T. State roads in Windsor are:
Route 75 (Poquonock
Route 305 (Bloomfield Avenue)
Route 159 (Windsor Avenue, Broad Street and
Route 178 (Park Avenue)
Route 218 (Cottage Grove Road)
Route 187 (Blue Hills Avenue Ext.)
To reach their maintenance garage in
Windsor, please call 860-688-4848.
Windsor’s Dial-a-Ride provides transportation for senior citizens 60 years
and older and adults receiving social security disability benefits who are
without other means of daytime transportation. The service provides Windsor
residents with in-town transportation to medical appointments, grocery
shopping, banking, senior activities, beauty/barber
appointments, the library, etc. Transportation is available Monday - Friday
from 8:00 AM. to 4:30 PM. Reservations must be
made by 12:00 noon at least two days prior to your transport date. To
reserve a ride, please dial 860-285-1846 and leave your name, address,
telephone number, destination and the time of your appointment including how
long you expect to be there. Your message will be recorded. The bus driver
will call you the morning of your ride to advise you of your pickup
time. If you have not received your confirmation call the morning of
your ride or to cancel your ride, please call 860-285-1996 as soon as
Dial-a-Ride for Out-of-Town
Windsor's Dial-a-Ride service also
provides transportation to out-of-town appointments. Rides are
available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to surrounding
towns (see list below). Wheelchair transportation can be accommodated on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to the towns of Bloomfield, West
Hartford and Hartford. Please call 860-285-1992 at least seven
days in advance of your scheduled appointment. Please let us know if you
will be using a wheelchair, guide dog or other assistance. If you have
not received your confirmation call or to cancel your ride, please call
860-285-1992 as soon as possible. We also transport patrons to the
following surrounding towns: East Hartford, Enfield, Farmington,
Newington, West Hartford and Windsor Locks.
Directions to Windsor Town Hall (See end of
Case management services and eligibility screening are available for adults
with disabilities. For additional information, please call Social Services at
Every dog over 6 months of age must be licensed annually. The license is
valid from July through the following June and can be obtained at the Town
Clerk's Office. Proof of a valid rabies shot must be provided before a
license can be issued. With proof of spaying or neutering, a license will
cost $8 and an unaltered dog will cost $19. Please call 860-285-1902 or
go online to townclerk
for more information.
State law prohibits owners from allowing their dogs to roam. There is a
1/3 acre dog park with two play areas located at Northwest Park at 104 Lang
Road. Information may be found at windsordogpark.org.
Dog Pound/Animal Control Officer
The Dog Pound is located on Mechanic Street next to the commuter parking lot.
To claim your lost dog or to adopt a dog, please call the Animal Control
Officer at 860-688-5273 ext. 556.
To report a clogged or damaged
drain or for information about storm water drainage projects, please call
Brochures and information may be obtained by calling Windsor’s Economic
Development Director at 860-285-1877. For information regarding the
Bradley Development League, please call 860-285-1877 or First Town Downtown
at 860-683-5715 or visit their website at firsttowndowntown.org.
Elderly /Disabled Housing
Offices for the Elderly and Disabled Housing, Section 8 and Fitch Court Apartments
are located at Windsor Housing Authority at 156 Bloomfield Avenue. For
information about Elderly and Disabled Housing, call 860-285-8090.
Elections are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in
November. Municipal elections take place in odd-numbered years, State
elections in even-numbered years and Presidential elections take place every
four years. For additional information, please call the Registrars of
Voters at 860-285-1955, 860-285-1957, 860- 285-1958, or the Town Clerk’s
Office at 860-285-1902.
Call the Building and Land
Development Team at 860-285-1960 or visit our website at building
Emergency Management - See Civil Preparedness.
Emergency School Closing
Announcements will be made on local radio and TV stations in case of
inclement weather or other emergency closing. Call 860-687-2000, ext.
180 for an up-to-date recorded message.
Dial 9-1-1 for any emergency.
Call 1-888-828-8399 for information
about the State of Connecticut Emissions Testing Program or visit their
website at ctemissions
(see Automobile Emissions).
Fax Machine for Public Use
Various businesses in town have fax
machines for public use. Windsor Library has a self-service machine that can
both send and receive faxes. Call 860-285-1918 for more information.
To report a fire, please call
The Windsor Volunteer Fire
Department consists of approximately 120 volunteer firefighters and a
volunteer Fire Chief. For information about volunteering, call 860-285-1983
or visit their website at fire
Fire Districts (Wilson and
Fire Districts were established by the State Legislature in the late 19th
Century and the early years of the 20th Century. These districts were brought
into existence to provide services such as fire protection, street and
sidewalk repair, ash and trash pick-up, etc. To pay for this service, Fire
Districts also had the power to levy and collect taxes.
Town government provides services formerly
provided by Fire Districts. All residents of Windsor receive police and
fire protection, street maintenance, snow removal, sidewalk repair, street
lights and many other services. Residents of the Windsor Fire District
(Windsor Center area) or the Wilson Fire District (south of Wolcott Avenue)
pay an additional tax each year on real and personal property. These
two fire districts contract for rubbish pick-up within their district.
If you live in one of the fire districts and have questions regarding rubbish
pick up, please call:
Wilson Fire District, Ken Shuckerow at
Windsor Fire District, Bruce MacClintic at
town ordinance, the homeowner/business is responsible for the clearing of
The Fire Marshal
is responsible for fire code administration, arson investigation, fire
prevention and fire education programs. For additional information, please
call 860-285-1970 or 860-285-1971.
Most insurance companies require
their policyholders to provide a copy of the Fire Department Incident Report
when they have had a fire loss. These reports are available by contacting the
Fire Marshal's office at 860-285-1970 or 860-285-1971.
Clinics are held every fall for Windsor’s elderly
and residents with chronic health problems. For additional information,
please call the Health and Environment Department at 860-285-1823.
The Windsor Food Bank is located at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. It is
open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays from
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- 6:45 p.m. It is closed on Fridays. The Food bank is a joint effort of
Windsor Social Services and the Windsor Community Service Council. The
Windsor Food Bank assists Windsor residents who are experiencing financial
difficulties and need supplemental food assistance. Please call 860-285-1839
with any questions or visit their website at social services.
Information concerning food safety, regulations pertaining to food handling, and
permits for temporary food vending, please call 860-285-1823.
Foot Care Clinic
Foot nurses are at the Senior Center once a month. The cost is $29. For
an appointment, please call 860-285-1992.
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
assists qualified households with energy assistance in the fall and winter
each year. The office is located at the L.P. Wilson Center. For
an appointment, please call 860-560-5800. The Windsor Fuel Bank may be
able to provide additional assistance to Windsor residents when you have
exhausted those benefits and need additional assistance. Help with your
electric bill may also be available. Please call Social Services at
860-285-1839 for more information.
Operation Fuel, FEMA and the Windsor Fuel Bank
may be able to help when a person does not qualify for CRT. Please call
860-285-1839 for more information.
(See Transfer Station)
Golden Fellowship Club
This is a social group for
people 60 and over. The club meets at 1:00 p.m. the third Wednesday of each
month, September through June, at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Please
call 860-285-1992 for more information.
legislators) - see "State"
Disposal of grass is prohibited in Connecticut. Therefore, the
landfill does not accept grass clippings. The Connecticut Department of
Environmental Protection suggests that residents use either mulching mowers
or manage the clippings by "grass cycling." See the CT DEEP
website at www.ct.gov/deep for more
Gun & Pistol Permits
Issued by the Police Department
located at 340 Bloomfield Avenue. Please call 860-688-5273.
Handicapped Parking Permits
Please contact the Department of
Motor Vehicles at 860-263-5700 for additional information.
The Windsor-Bloomfield Residential
Transfer Station cannot accept hazardous materials. Residents of
Windsor should bring their household hazardous wastes to a MDC Household
Hazardous Waste collection event. These are typically held on Saturdays
in the various MDC towns in the area. Residents can go to the MDC
website, www.themdc.com, or call
860-278-7850 and press "2" for further information on these
Head Start is a federally funded
preschool program for low income children located at the Milo W. Peck Child
Development Center, 114 Palisado Avenue. For
more information, please call 860-687-1643.
For information regarding hearing
clinics and hearing aid cleaning and checking, please call Senior Services at
There are two historic districts - the
Broad Street Green Historic District and the Palisado
Avenue Historic District which is located just north of the Farmington River
along Palisado Avenue to Bissell Ferry Road.
The National Register also includes structures under the
heading "Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Brick Architecture of
Windsor." The Historic District Commission oversees requests by
residents to change the appearance of property located in the historic
district. Please call 860-285-1980 for more information.
Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House - c1767 - 108 Palisado
Avenue - 860-683-3813 or
windsorhistoricalsociety - see "Museums"
Homestead - constructed in 1780/1781
778 Palisado Avenue - 860-688-8717 - http://www.ellsworthhomesteaddar.org-
Elm Grove Mortuay Chapel
- established in 1893
1340 Poquonock Avenue
Farmington River Railroad Bridge - established in 1867
seen from the Palisado Bridge near First Church
First Church in Windsor - present meeting house erected in 1794 -
107 Palisado Avenue - organized in 1630 and is the
Church in America. The adjoining Burial Ground contains the oldest
in the State dated 1644. 860-688-7229
First English Settlement Stone - located on the Loomis Chaffee campus
Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum
located at Northwest Park - 860-285-1888 - tobaccohistsoc
- see "Museums"
Railroad Station & Freight House - established in 1870
Stony Hill School - established in 1850
1185 Windsor Avenue - 860-683-8923
Strong House - c1758
96 Palisado Avenue - 860-688-3813 - windsorhistoricalsociety
- see "Museums"
Elijah Barber House - constructed in 1790
227 Windsor Avenue
Huntington House - constructed in 1901
289 Broad Street
Benoni Case House - constructed in 1834
436 Rainbow Road
Edgar & Anna Mosler House - constructed in 1870
1879 Poquonock Avenue
Captain Nathaniel Hayden House - constructed in 1763
128 Hayden Station Road
Amy Archer House - constructed in 1880
37 Prospect Street
Elihu & Annie Winchell House - constructed in
37 Prospect Street
William Phelps House - constructed in 1670
122 East Street
Hodge & Co. Paper Mill - constructed in 1855
347 Rainbow Road
The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, preserves and interprets
Windsor's history through exhibitions, education programs, publications,
active collecting and research. Its facilities include the 1758 John and Sarah Strong House, the 1767 Hezekiah
Chaffee House, two exhibition galleries, an extensive research library,
Hands-On-History Learning Center, museum gift shop and historic herb
garden. The Society is located at 96 Palisado
Avenue and is open to the public Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m. For more information call 860-688-3813 or visit their website at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org/index.html.
Home Bound Delivery Service for
Any Windsor resident who is confined to his/her home is welcome to receive
free delivery of library materials from local volunteers. Call
Housing Authority of the Town of Windsor is located at 156 Bloomfield Avenue,
Windsor, CT 06095. Offices for the Elderly and Disabled Housing,
Section 8 and Fitch Court Apartments are located at this address. Call 860-285-8090.
Proper house numbers are required by town ordinance and numbering is
important for your safety. In an emergency, valuable time is lost if Police, Fire,
or Ambulance personnel cannot locate your house. House numbers must be plain
block numbers 3" high. Place the number so it can be lighted at night or
is on a fence or mail box where vehicle lights will illuminate it.
Place it so it is clearly visible when approaching from either direction.
Are the skating ponds open? Call the recreation Info line at 860-285-1988.
For more information, please call the Department of Homeland Security at 1-800-375-5283
or visit the website at www.USCIS.gov.
If you have a question regarding town services, please call Information
Services at 860-285-1902 and/or 860-285-1800.
Inland Wetlands Regulations
Maps are available in the Planning Department as well as regulations which
are also available online at planning.
A Wetlands Permit is required for work within regulated areas. A
regulated area is 150 feet from the edge of a wetland or watercourse as
defined by the State of Connecticut. Please call 860-285-1987 for more
Insects - See
Agricultural Experiment Station (State of CT)
Located at 153 Cook Hill Road - 860-683-4977
Find the Town of Windsor at http://www.townofwindsorct.com
Windsor's Senior Job Bank serves as a referral location by posting jobs that
are sent to us. These positions are available to any person age 55 and
older and to adults with disabilities. For more information, please call
Jobs - Working Papers for
Windsor teens may obtain working papers in the Career Resource Center
at Windsor High School, 50 Sage Park Road. Applicants must
appear in person and must bring proof of age and a completed promise of
employment. For more information, call 860-687-2020 ext. 384 or visit http://whs.windsorct.org/.
Windsor Police (per Town Ordinance) handle enforcement. For additional
information, please call the Police Department non-emergency number at
860-688-5273 ext. 501.
Justice of the Peace
A list of Windsor Justices of the Peace, who normally perform marriages, is available
on the Town Clerk’s Office website at www.townofwindsorct.com/townclerk.
Every 4 years, the major political parties recommend a slate of people to
become Justices. In addition, at that time the Town Clerk may appoint
unaffiliated or minor party voters. During the ensuing 4 years, the major
political parties may continue to appoint Justices to maintain their quota,
however, unaffiliated or minor party voters may not be appointed.
Kerosene heaters are not permitted to be used in any building in Windsor. For
additional information, please call 860-285-1971.
(See Transfer Station)
Please contact the Transfer Station for up-to-date information at
860-285-1833 or visit the website at Public Works.
League of Women Voters of
The Windsor League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, non-profit, volunteer,
grassroots organization whose mission is first to encourage the informed and
active participation of all citizens in government and second to increase
understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy
through education and advocacy. For more information, visit the Windsor
League's web site at http://www.lwvct.org.
The Windsor Public Library at 323 Broad Street is located at the south end of
the Town Green at the corner of Broad Street and Batchelder Road. Parking is
on the east side of the building. The Book Return, open 24/7, is on the south
side near Batchelder Road. Library hours are Mon - Thurs from 10:00 a.m. -
9:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and
Desk (phone renewals, fines, library cards) - 860-285-1910
Room & Quiet Study Room Bookings - 860-285-1913
Desk (requests for materials or information, public computers, Internet
access, computer bookings) - 860-285-1918
- Kidspace Desk
for information about children’s programs & museum passes -
Bound Delivery Service - 860-285-1912
Library’s Home Page (both Main & Wilson) www.windsorlibrary.com
Citizens can access many library materials from home through the library's
website at windsorlibrary.com.
The website provides downloadable audio books, full text of magazines,
newspapers and research journals, online auto repair manuals, online test
preparation for academic and civil service exams, business directories and
Branch Library at 365 Windsor Avenue is located south of the I-291 overpass
at the corner of Windsor Avenue and Faneuil Street. Wilson Library hours are
Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30
p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday.
information about the Wilson Branch materials and tutoring program, please
call 860-247-8960. For information about other programs or to make an
appointment for notary services, please call 860-285-1931.
Sporting licenses (fishing, hunting, and trapping) are available at the Town
Clerk’s Office. 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
860-675-8130 or 860-642-7239. Children under 16 do not need a fishing
license. A Junior Hunting license is $11 and a hunter's safety certification
must be shown. For more information, call the Town Clerk's office at
Resident fishing license is $28, hunting
license is $19 and a combination license (hunting & fishing) is
$40. Pheasant stamp is $28 and a state duck stamp is $13.
Licenses are good for the calendar year. Available in December for a
special holiday gift for the sportsperson in your family! For more
information, call the Town Clerk's office at 860-285-1902.
Free fishing licenses are available for
blind and/or mentally retarded persons. Proof of blindness will be in a
form of a certificate from the US Veterans Administration or from the
Connecticut Department of Education for the Blind. Proof of mental
retardation will be in the form of a certificate issued by any person
licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Connecticut.
For more information, call the Town Clerk's office at 860-285-1902.
Lifetime Licenses - to qualify for this
free license, one must have reached the age of 65 and have been a resident of
the State for not less than one year. Licenses must be renewed
annually. For more information, call the Town Clerk's office at
Dog Licenses are available at the Town
Clerk's office. Cost is $19 for a male or female and $8 for a neutered or
For additional information on licenses, please
contact the Town Clerk's office at 860-285-1902 or visit their website at townclerk.
Town maps are available at the Town Clerk’s Office, 860-285-1902. Plot plans
are available from the Building and Land team in Town Hall,
860-285-1960. Aerial maps are available from the Engineering
A marriage license is valid for 65
days and may be obtained in the town in which the marriage occurs or the town
of residence of either parties. At the time the certificate is obtained, the
couple must declare the location of their ceremony. Both parties must
appear to sign their marriage certificate. There is no waiting period
in Connecticut. As soon as the license is issued, the couple may join.
The license fee is $30. For additional information, please call
This program provides one or two meals per day 7 days a week and is managed
by the Visiting Nurses Association and a volunteer coordinator. Volunteer
drivers handle delivery of meals. For additional information, please call
Visiting Nurses at 203-493-7310. The Community Renewal Team (CRT) also has a
meals-on-wheels program that services Windsor. Call 860-560-5800 for more
Medical Equipment Loans
Used medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, bath and shower chairs
and other equipment is available at no cost to Windsor residents at the
Senior Loaning Closet located at the Senior Center. The Loaning Closet also
accepts donations of used medical equipment in clean working condition.
The Community Center located at 330 Windsor Avenue and the Windsor Library
have meeting rooms (capacity up to 200) which are available to Windsor-based
non-profit organizations. Please call the Library at 860-285-1913 or
the L.P. Wilson Community Center at 860-285-1990 for more information.
An insurance certificate is required to use a town or Board of Education
facility. Contact the Risk Manager at 860-285-1851 for minimum limits
of the insurance requirements. See Room Rentals for more information.
Metropolitan District Commission
MDC provides water and sewer service to Windsor, one of its eight member
towns. For problems concerning water, please call 860-278-7850. MDC’s
sewage plant is located at 1222 Poquonock Avenue.
The property tax rate is determined by dividing the total 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 mill produces $1 of taxes on each $1,000
of property assessment.
The voters of the Town of Windsor have the
ultimate choice as to what the mill rate will be by their participation in
the budget meetings in April and the annual town meeting or budget referendum
in May. Once the budget has been approved, the Town Council simply does
the math and sets the rate.
The Windsor Montessori School is located at the Milo W. Peck Child
Development Center, 114 Palisado Avenue. The
Windsor Montessori School serves children ages 18 months to 6 years
old. This school is accredited by the National Association for
Education of Young Children and American Montessori Society. For more
information, please call 860-285-1400 or visit their website at montessori.
Motor Vehicles - Ct. Department
Enfield Office – I-91 North to
Exit 48, Right off Exit onto Elm Street. Follow Elm Street to a fork in the
road - bear left to Shaker Road - Right at the second light onto Washington Street.
The second left off of Washington Street is Pearson Way. The Motor Vehicle
Department is located at 4 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT. Their website is www.ct.gov/dmv.
For information on steps you can take to minimize mosquito infestation, call
the Health and Environment Department at 860-285-1823.
Museums & Historic Places
(also see Historic Sites)
Historic places of interest in Windsor:
The Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House, located
at 108 Palisado Avenue, was built in about 1767 and
was home to several generations of the Chaffee family, an 18th century
doctor's office and the location of the Chaffee School for Girls in the 20th
century. For more information, please call 860-688-3813 or visit
the website at windsorhistoricalsociety.org.
Ellsworth Homestead, located at 778 Palisado
Avenue, was built in 1780/1781 as the home of Oliver Ellsworth, a framer of
the United States Constitution, Connecticut's first senator, third Chief
Justice of the United States Supreme Court and envoy to France after the
Revolution. Operated as a museum by the Connecticut Daughters of the American
Revolution, "Elmwood" is open to visitors May 15 - October 15 on
most Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 4:00 pm. Reservations for group
tours are welcome. For more information, please call 860-688-8717
or go to www.ellsworthhomsteaddar.org.
Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, located at Northwest Park off Lang Road, features
exhibits from Windsor’s tobacco farms. The museum consists of two buildings:
one was remodeled to accommodate exhibits of early and modern equipment used
to grow tobacco and the other houses photographs, writings and documents
relating to the history of tobacco farming in Windsor (see Windsor Historical
Society and National Register.) For more information, please call
860-285-1888 or visit the website at tobaccohistsoc.org.
John and Sarah Strong House, located at 96 Palisado
Avenue, was built c1758 and housed Windsor's first post office and a small
general store in the 18th century and later was the first home of the Windsor
Historical Society. For more information, contact the Society at
860-688-3813 or visit the website at windsorhistoricalsociety.org.
The Vintage Radio and
Communications Museum of Connecticut, located at 115 Pierson Lane,
is dedicated to the preservation of old time communications equipment and to
educating the public about its history. Part science museum and part
history museum, it has hands-on displays of radios, televisions, telephones,
telegraphs, motion picture equipment and much more! For more
information, please call 860-683-2903 or 860-673-0518 or visit the website at
The Windsor Historical Society,
located at 96 Palisado Avenue, was founded in 1921
and preserves and interprets Windsor's history through exhibitions, education
programs, publications, active collecting and research. Its facilities
include the 1758 John and Sarah Strong House, the 1767 Hezekiah Chaffee
House, two exhibition galleries, an extensive research library,
Hands-On-History Learning Center, museum gift shop and historic herb
garden. The Society is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday from 11:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information call 860-683-3813 or visit
the website at windsorhistoricalsociety.
Registered public notaries are available at the Town
Clerk’s Office, or you may call for an appointment at the L.P. Wilson
Community Center (860-285-1839) or the Wilson Library (860-285-1931). The
cost for each Notary Seal is $2.00. Please make sure that your
documents are complete. All dates and dollar amounts must be filled
in. If your document requires witnesses, you must bring your witnesses
with you. We do not witness documents.
The signer must be present and show
adequate identification (a photo ID is required as well as a separate
signature or additional photo ID). By State Statute, a P.O.
Box is not an acceptable address. If a parent or guardian is signing
the document, please provide adequate identification. In the case of a
guardian, please bring the paperwork showing the identifying authority and
the paperwork provided by probate court (guardianship papers). Please
be advised that if you wish your document to be notarized, the notary public
must see the entire document. If your document is confidential, you may want
to take it to an attorney to notarize.
The Town Clerk's Office does not notarize
Wills or Living Wills. These documents should be notarized by an attorney.
Documents written in a foreign language cannot be notarized. Contact the
Secretary of the State's Office, Notary Division at 860-509-6137 and request
the name of a notary who can read your documents.
Open Air Fires
No open burning is allowed in
the Town of Windsor. Call 860-285-1970.
A copy of the Town Ordinances
are kept in the Town Clerk's Office, libraries and various town
departments. Copies of pages may be made for $.50 each. The Town
Ordinances are also available for review through the town website at townclerk
The Windsor Parent Center is located at the
Milo W. Peck Child Development Center, 114 Palisado
Avenue. It offers a variety of programs for small children and their caregivers
during the day and in the evenings. For more information, please call
860-285-1400 or visit their website at parentcenter.
Parks, Trails, and Recreational
Facilities in Windsor
Bissell Bridge Walkway and Boat Launch
begins on the Windsor side of the State Boat Launch at the end of East Barber
Street and is approximately 1.8 miles long parallel to I-291.
Custer Park is located off Custer Drive and
offers a basketball court and open fields for activities for families and
Deerfield Park is located off Deerfield
Road with entrances on Seymour Street and Colton Street. It offers a
basketball court, a playground and open fields for activities for families
Matianuck State Park trail is 1.5 miles long. It is located
in the town’s southwest corner at the commuter parking lot on the south side
of Route 218 and a quarter mile west of the entrance to I-291-
Southwest Park and Keney Park. The Matianuck State Park also contains one of the last active
dune systems in the state. Keney Park (mostly
located in Hartford) adjoins Southwest Park and Matianuck
Northwest Park is a 473-acre facility
located at 145 Lang Road and is open dawn-to-dusk. It is home to a Nature
Center, Tobacco Cultural Museum and Archive, maple sugar house, warming shed
and cross-country ski rental center, community gardens, picnic area,
world-class soccer fields, a playground and an animal barn.
Sharshon Park is located on Skitchewaug
Street and has a pavilion and basketball court, a playground, summer
aqua-fountain, ice skating and a field for softball.
Stroh Park, located off Ford Road offers
summer swimming at Goslee Pool, tennis and
basketball courts, a playground and a picnic area.
Trent Park is located off Bloomfield Avenue
and Stratford Court and offers a softball field and basketball court.
Washington Park on Lennox Avenue, near
Windsor Center, has a playground, grills, summer aqua-fountain and fields for
volleyball and softball.
Welch Park is in Poquonock
on the Farmington River and has space for walking and jogging as well as a
lighted baseball field, a softball field, basketball and tennis courts (which
are also used for ice skating in winter), grills and picnic tables, a
playground and Welch Park pool.
The Windsor Center Trail is located on a
43-acre site adjacent to the Farmington River at Route 159. This trail is
1.25 miles long and has direct access to over 2,000 feet of river.
Windsor High School ball fields, pools,
basketball courts, track & field, and tennis courts are located at 50
Sage Park Road. Lighted tennis courts are located at the L.P. Wilson
Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue.
Parking on town streets is banned between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00
a.m. from November 15 to April 15. Call the non-emergency Police
Department number, 860-688-5273, for more information.
Parking tickets issued by the Windsor Police Department may be mailed or
paid in person at the Tax Collector’s Office at Town Hall. To question or
protest a parking ticket contact the Windsor Police at 860-688-5273.
Speeding tickets are not handled at the Tax Collector's Office. Refer
to the ticket for that information.
Planning and Zoning
Windsor’s Town Planning and Zoning Commission (TP&Z) meets the second
Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall. For a list of Commissioners
or for information regarding an application for a zoning variance, call
860-285-1980 or visit their website at Planning. Click on
the Town Planning & Zoning Commission link found in the “About Us”
section of the Planning Department’s web page.
Poison Control Center
Contact the 24-hour Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Windsor Center Post Office, 245 Broad Street - 860-688-5259
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m.
Poquonock Post Office, 1771 Poquonock Avenue - 860-687-6928
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Greater Windsor Probate Court, 1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor -
860-644-2511 ext. 371
Bus service is provided by Connecticut Transit. For information and
schedules call 860-525-9181 or 860-522-8101. Train service is provided by
AMTRAK. Trains run through Windsor from Springfield to New Haven with
connections to Boston and New York. For information call 1-800-872-7245.
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Windsor’s real estate records, maps, vital statistics, election records and
various other records are maintained in the Town Vault in the Town Clerk’s
Office at 860-285-1902.
Recyclables are picked up by Windsor Sanitation. Call 860-688-3955 with any
questions or to obtain a recycling bin. There is also a "Take it or
Leave it" area at the Transfer Station where residents can leave items
in usable condition or take items for their own use. A household
hazardous waste collection day is scheduled each spring in Windsor. For
more information call 860-285-1833.
Registrar of Voters
Voter registration cards are available at the Library, Town Hall or the Motor
Vehicle Department. This card can be mailed in or dropped off in the
Town Hall at the Registrar of Voters or the Town Clerk's Office. For
more information call 860-285-1955, 860-285-1957, 860-285-1958 or visit the
website at registrar.
Meeting room rentals are available in several locations. The
Community Center is located at 330 Windsor Avenue. Please call
the L.P. Wilson Community Center at 860-285-1990 for more information. The
Windsor Public Library is located at the south end of the Town
Green. It has a large community room, a small conference room for 12
and 3 quiet study rooms. Please call 860-285-1913 for more
information. There is also a meeting room at the Wilson Branch Library
located at 365 Windsor Avenue. Please call 860-285-1931 for information
about that space or visit windsorlibrary.com .
Sand & Salt
The Town places sand and salt piles for residential use in the parking lots
at Sharshon Park (Skitchewaug
off Windsor Avenue), the L.P. Wilson Community Center (599 Matianuck Avenue), Mechanic Street (behind Town Hall next
to the dog pound), Oliver Ellsworth School (Kennedy Road), Poquonock Firehouse (1575 Poquonock
Avenue), Rainbow Firehouse (750 Rainbow Road), Windsor-Bloomfield Landfill
(Huckleberry Road) and the Public Works
Complex at 99 Day Hill Road.
School Closings Information Line/Website
Board of Education Administrative offices maintains an information hotline at
860-687-2000, ext. 180. It has school closings and delayed opening
information. Customized email notification is available through the
Connecticut Weather Center's website. Directions: Go to www.ctweather.com and scroll down the
menu on the left to "e-notification," click on that and then click
on "schools." At this point complete the registration process
by submitting your email address. Within 72 hours you will receive a
confirmation request. Reply to the request by clicking on the link and
follow the directions to access your account by selecting Windsor in the
Located at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, the Senior Center is open from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Senior Center offers
a wide variety of physical, educational and health-related programs to serve
seniors in our community. Please call 860-285-1992 for additional
information or visit their website at seniorservices.
Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m.
at the Senior Center at the L.P. Wilson Community Center. Please make a
reservation by noon the day before. Call 860-285-1843.
The Windsor Senior Transportation Unit
coordinates all senior transportation programs including Dial-a-Ride, Caring
Connection, special evening/weekend trips and medical appointments. The
Senior Transportation office is located at 599 Matianuck
Avenue within the L.P. Wilson Community Center. The hours of operation
are Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To speak with the Senior
Transportation Coordinator directly, please call 860-285-1996. For more
information on Dial-a-Ride (for in-town and out-of-town appointments) or
Caring Connection see those respective listings in this Guide.
The Shad Derby is an annual festival sponsored by the Windsor Shad Fest
Bureau, Inc., P.O. Box 502, Windsor. It is held the third Saturday in May on
the Town Green. For additional information, please visit their website at windsorshadderby.
Shut-in Library Service - See
Home Bound Library Service
Social Security Administration
One Corporate Center Building, Suite 900,
20 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103 - 860-493-1857 or 800-772-1213.
The Social Services staff in the Town of
Windsor directly administers and coordinates a variety of community-based
services. These include programs which provide services to Windsor
residents to assist them to remain in their homes and to avoid placement in
nursing homes. Programs like Friendly Visitors, Friendly Shoppers
and Home Helpers provide help with shopping, doing minor tasks around
the house or simply having someone to spend a little time with each
week. Other programs give you the opportunity to help others with their
needs. To find out more information about how to receive these services
or to help you become more involved in your community, call 860-285-1839 or
go online to Social Services.
Social Services also provides case
management, information and referral, and assistance with applying for state
and federal programs. For more information or to speak with a case
worker, please call 860-285-1839 or visit the website at Social Services.
State Senator Eric D. Coleman (D)
77 Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002
(home) 860-243-8118 (Capitol) 860-240-0528
State Senator John A. Kissel
16 Frew Terrace, Enfield, CT 06082
(home) 860-745-0668 (Capitol) 860-240-0531
State Representative David A. Baram (D)
5 Warbler Circle, Bloomfield, CT 06002
(home) 860-243-3041 (Capitol) 860-240-8500
State Representative Brandon McGee (D)
Legislative Office Bldg Room 4000, Hartford, CT 06106
State Representative Tami Zawistowski (D)
Legislative Office Bldg. Room 4200, Hartford, CT 06106
Street Lighting and Street Light
To report street light problems, call
Trained AARP volunteers are available during the tax season to help prepare state
and federal tax returns. For appointments for income tax assistance please
Several assessment exemptions and
benefits are available to qualified taxpayers. For information please call
the Assessor’s Office at 860-285-1819.
Town Green Activities & Sign
The Town Clerk’s Office maintains a calendar of events for all Town Green
activities. Organizations must fill out an application to reserve the Town
Green. Guidelines for placing a sign on the Town Green or for erecting a
booth can be obtained by calling 860- 285-1902.
Town Hall is located at 275 Broad Street and is open Monday through Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To report a malfunctioning traffic
signal call the Windsor Police at 860-688-5273.
Train Service - See Public
The Windsor Transfer Station is located at
500 Huckleberry Road (off Prospect Hill Road) in the northwest section of
town. Residents of Windsor and Bloomfield are allowed to use the Transfer
Station for non-commercial loads of household wastes. Permits are available
at the Transfer Station. The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday & Friday
8:00 AM to 2:45 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to
Closed on Thursdays and Sundays
For more information call 860-285-1833 or http://www.townofwindsorct.com/publicworks/index.php?page=121
The Town of Windsor does not provide a trash collection service. Curbside
trash pickup is provided by Windsor Sanitation. For more information call
860-688-3955. Residents of Windsor and Bloomfield are allowed to use the
Transfer Station for non-commercial loads of household wastes. Residents
living in the Windsor and Wilson Fire Districts receive trash collection
service, which is paid by an additional tax.
Comcast Cable at 1-866-200-6680
Electric - Connecticut Light and Power Company
Gas - Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation
at 1-860-524-8361 or Yankee Gas at 1-800-989-0900 or 1-800-992-3427 for
Oil - Check the Windsor phone directory for
local dealers and service.
Telephone – AT&T at 1-800-288-2020;
6-1-1 for residential repair service.
Water and sewer - Metropolitan District at
Veterans Memorial Cemetery
The Public Works Department installs
the headstones and maintains the grounds at Veterans Memorial Cemetery
located on East Street in Windsor. The headstones are ordered by the
funeral home and delivered to Public Works for installation. For more
information call the Public Works Department at 860-285-1855 or go online to cemetery/index.html.
It is one of the easiest and more
important things you can do for your community.
Voter registration cards are available at the Library, Town Hall or any
Connecticut Motor Vehicle Department. This card can be mailed in or
dropped off at the Registrar of Voters or the Town Clerk’s Office. Voters can
find out where their voting poll is by calling the Registrar of Voters at
860-285-1955, 860-285-1957 or 860-285-1958. If the Registrars are not
available, the Town Clerk's Office has a list of streets and corresponding
polling places or you may visit the town website for polling information at registrar. To schedule a
ride to the polling place, call your affiliated registrar: Democrat
860-285-1958 or Republican 860-285-1957.
Windsor Art Center at the
Freight House (WACFH)
Located at 40 Mechanic Street, the
non-collecting arts center has as a main goal the production of exhibitions
and programs that reflect and enhance the artistic life of the region.
The non-profit WACFH will showcase both visual and performing artists,
provide workshops, and educate and entertain the public. To learn
about current shows and programs, call 860-688-2528 or visit the website at http://www.windsorartcenter.org.
Win-TV includes Channel 5 Public Access,
Channel 95 Education and Channel 96 Government. These are the local
cable access channels. Channel offices and the production studio for
WIN-TV are located at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck
Avenue. For more information about community access channels, call
860-688-2626 or go on line at www.win-tv.org.
For information on the government channel, call 860-285-1835.
to the Windsor Town Hall
From I - 91 (North or South)
Take Exit 36 (Park Avenue - Route 178)
If traveling North, at end of ramp take a right.
If traveling South, at end of ramp take a left.
Continue to a traffic light at a T intersection.
Turn left onto Broad Street.
Travel approximately 1 mile, Town Hall will be on the right.
Continue past the Town Hall to the traffic light.
At the light, turn right, continue straight to the Town Hall parking lot
Recreation Programs 860-285-1988
Senior Programs 860-285-1989
24-Hour Call-Back Line 860-285-1805
Emergency Closing Information
Pupil Personnel Services
Clover Street School
John F. Kennedy School
Oliver Ellsworth School
Roger Wolcott School
Sage Park Middle School
Windsor High School