Budget -- 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. The schedule is posted on the bulletin board outside Council Chambers.
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 Winsdor. Bus schedules are available by calling the Transit District at 860-525-9181, 860-522-8101 or by giong online at www.cttransit.com. For the hearing impaired, please call 860-727-8196. Bus schedules are availalbe inside the Windsor Chambers 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 at caringconnection.
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 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 Management)
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 about volunteering, contact Dr. Charles Petrillo at 860-285-1823.
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.
The Community Center at 330 Windsor Avenue is home to the PAL (Police Athletic League) and other Recreation programs. Hours are Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 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 (CRS) which logs all citizen complaints in order of date received and assigns these projects to various personnel within this department. 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 Envirnoment team handles all complaints relted 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 Gide 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 7:00 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 following Tuesday.
Greater Windsor Probate Court, 1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor - 860-644-2511 ext. 371
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 Line:
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 of Connecticut)
State roads are plowed and maintained by the State of Connecticut’s D.O.T. State roads in Windsor are:
Route 75 (Poquonock Avenue)
Route 305 (Bloomfield Avenue)
Route 159 (Windsor Avenue, Broad Street and Palisado Avenue)
Route 178 (Park Avenue)
Route 218 (Cottage Grove Road)
Route 187 (Blue Hills Avenue Ext.)
To reach their maintenance garage in Windsor, please call 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 4:00 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 possible.
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 9:00 AM to 3:30 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 document)
Case management services and eligibility screening are available for adults with disabilities. For additional information, please call Social Services at 860-285-1839.
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 860-285-1855.
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 860-683-8410 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 department.
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 9-1-1.
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 department.
Fire Districts (Wilson and Windsor)
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 distrcits contract for rubbish pick-up within their district. If you live in one of the fire districts and have questions regardin rubbish pick up, please call:
Wilson Fire District, Ken Shuckerow at 860-389-4966
Windsor Fire District, Bruce MacClintic at 860-688-3415
Per town ordinance, the homeowner/business is responsible for the clearing of hydrants.
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. - 11:15 a.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 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 $28. 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.
(senators, legislators) - see "State"
Grass ClippingsDisposal of grass is prohibited in Connecticut. Therefore, the landfilldoes 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 information.
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 Landfill 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 collections.
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 860-285-1992.
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"
Oliver Ellsworth Homestead - constructed in 1780/1781
778 Palisado Avenue - 860-688-8717 - www.ctdar.org/OEH/index.html- see
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 meetinghouse erected in 1794 -
107 Palisado Avenue - organized in 1630 and is the oldest Congregational
Church in America. The adjoining Burial Ground contains the oldest tombstone
in the State dated 1644. 860-688-7229
First English Settlement Stone - located on the Loomis Chaffe 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 1865
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 Tuesday - 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 Library Materials
Any Windsor resident who is confined to his/her home is welcome to receive free delivery of library materials from local volunteers. Call 860-285-1912.
The Housing Authority 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 information.
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 adults with disabilities. For more information, please call 860-285-1992.
Jobs - Working Papers for Windsor Teenagers
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 www.windsorct.org/schools/windsorhigh/guidance.
Windsor Police (per Town Ordinance) handle enforcement. For additional information, please call the Police Department non-emergency number 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 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 their website.
League of Women Voters of Windsor
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 www.lwvct.org/windsor.
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. - 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m..
-- Lending Desk (phone renewals, fines, library cards) - 860-285-1910
-- Meeting Room & Quiet Study Room Bookings - 860-285-1913
-- Reference 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 - 860-285-1914
-- Home Bound Delivery Service - 860-285-1912
-- Windsor Library’s Home Page (both Main & Wilson) www.windsorlibrary.com
Citizens can access many library materials form home through the library's website at windsorlibrary.com. The websiteprovideds 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 more. Citizens can ask research questions 24 hours a day (click on InforAnytime) as well as review their account and requests/renew materials.
The Wilson 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.
For 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 860-285-1902.
Resident fishing license is $28, hunting license is $19 and a combination license (hunting & fishing) is $38. Pheasant stamp i s$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 licences 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 Edcuation fo the Blind. Proof of mental retardation will be in the form of a certificagte 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 860-285-1902.
Dog Licenses are availalbe at the Town Clerk's office. Cost is $19 for a male or female and $8 for a neutered or spayed dog.
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 Department, 860-285-1861.
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 decalare the location of their cerremony. 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 860-285-1902.
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 203 463-7856. The Community Renewal Team (CRT) also has a meals-on-wheels program that services Windsor. Call 860-560-5825 for more information.
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 donatations of used medical equipment in clean working condition. Call 860-295-1992.
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 Vehiles, and Personal Property in the town as of the assessment date of October 1. A tax rate of one mill produces $1 or 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. 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 of
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 Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from noon until 4:00 pm, and on the last Sunday of the month from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Reservations for group tours are welcome. For more information, please call 860-688-8717 or www.ctdar.org/OEH/index.html.
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 build 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.
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 vrcmct.org.
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 Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 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 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 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 groups.
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 and groups.
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 State Park.
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 application for a zoning variance, call 860-285-1980 or visit their website at Planning. Click on the Town Planning & Zoning Commission link found on the bottom of this page to go to the TP&Z website.
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, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Probate Court - 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 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
The 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 pull-down menu.
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 reservations 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 online at 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) 860-240-8600
State Senator John A. Kissel (R)
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 Elaine O'Brien (D)
1321 Hill Street, Suffield, CT 06078
(home) 860-668-4118 (Capitol) 860-240-8585
State Representative Peggy Sayers (D)
81 Spring Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(home) 860-623-3868 (Capitol) 860-240-8500
Street Lighting and Street Light Repairs
To report street light problems, call 860-285-1855.
Trained AARP volunteers are available during the tax season to help prepare state and federal tax returns. For appointments for income tax assistance please call 860-285-1992.
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 Placement
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 Transportation.
The Windsor Transfer Station is located on 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
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
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.
Cable – Comcast Cable at 1-866-200-6680
Electric - Connecticut Light and Power Company at 1-800-286-2000
Gas - Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation at 1-860-524-8361 or Yankee Gas at 1-800-989-0900 or 1-800-992-3427 for emergencies.
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 860-278-7850
Veterans Memorial Cemetery
The Public Works Department installs the headstones and maintains the grounds at Veterans Memorial Cemetary 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)
A new venture for the center of Town! Located at 40 Mechanic Street, the recently formed 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 on line at www.win-tv.org. For information on the government channel, call 860-285-1835.
Directions 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
DIRECT DIAL LISTING
24-Hour Information Lines
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