Welcome to the Town of Colchester’s website. Colchester is a diverse, civic-minded community endowed with a rich heritage of commercial, agricultural, recreational and educational gifts. The Town has approximately 17,200 citizens, covers 36 square miles and is enhanced by 27 miles of lake shore on Lake Champlain. Colchester is a beautiful, highly regarded 4 season community noted for:
Academic and research institutions
Diverse housing stock
K-12 educational system
Town Manager Government
Colchester has a “Town Manager" form of government: the Selectboard members, who are elected, represent the legislative and judicial branches of the municipal government. The Selectboard appoints the Town Manager, who heads the administrative (executive) branch of the municipal government.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality municipal services possible to Colchester citizens in a cost-effective manner. We take pride in being responsive, helpful, and compassionate in serving our community. Our objective is to listen to you and to facilitate the implementation of the citizens’ vision for the community. Please feel free to contact us by email, telephone, or by visiting any of us at Town Hall.