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Posted on: November 22, 2022

2023 Sarah Brown Scholarship

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The Town will now be accepting applications for the 2023 Sarah Brown scholarship. The scholarship is available to a young woman who resides in Orleans and plans to continue her education at a degree granting institution of higher learning. Application for...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Nauset Regional High School Building Update

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Please visit https://nausetbuildingproject.com/ for an overview of the NRHS Building Project.

Please click here for the latest NPS Community Newsletter regarding the project.

Please click here for the NRHS Building Project Election Warrant.

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Town Highlights
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Upcoming Election information in the Town of Orleans

The Town of Orleans will be holding a Special Election on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, from 9am to 7pm at the Orleans Council on Aging, 150 Rock Harbor Road.  

Voter Information on Multi-Year General Overrides (PDF)

The Town Clerk's office...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Thanksgiving Oysters!

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Please come and celebrate the 2022 Town of Orleans Thanksgiving Oyster Harvest! Beginning on Saturday, November 19, 2022, oysters will be available for recreational harvest. The oysters will be dispersed off th...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Nauset Beach South Update - 11/4/22

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On Friday 11/04/22, “Low Beach Driving” will open. Low Beach Driving will be limited to a 6-hour low tide window during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). The 6-hour window is specified as the time period beginning 3 hours before low tide and ending 3 ho...

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Beaches and OSV Information
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Shellfish Closures Effective Immediately - 9/19/22

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TOWN OF ORLEANS, MA

RESTRICTED OR CLOSED SHELLFISH AREAS 

EFFECTIVE DATE: 9/19/2022 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

 

  • Please note that all areas not specifically identified as “CLOSED” are open for the harvesting ...
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Shellfish and Harbormaster
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Members Needed for New Task Force

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The Orleans Select Board is seeking members for the newly created Safer Community Task Force. For purpose and responsibilities, please see the Task Force Charge. All interested parties should submit a Citizen Interest Form to the Town Administrator’s Offi...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Nauset Beach South Update - 8/12/22

Effective Immediately:

The HCP restrictions and self-escorting requirements have been lifted. Please refer to the open/closed map provided.  Please refer to the following Town of Chatham press release for trail status in Chatham.

Chatham North Beac...

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Beaches and OSV Information
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Finance 102 Training Workshop

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Orleans Finance 102 was held Wednesday, Nov 16, 5:45-6:45 PM via Zoom and in-person in the Nauset Room, presented by Scott Walker. This was a required meeting for the listed boards and committees. Please click here for the video recordings of Fin...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Summer Informational Meeting

TOWN OF ORLEANSSUMMER INFORMATIONAL MEETING

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. in the Nauset Meeting Room at Town Hall, the Select Board will hold their annual summer informational meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide non-resident taxpaye...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Sticker Office Opening for Walk-In Service

The sticker office will be opening for walk-in service beginning Wednesday, July 13, 2022, and will remain open from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday (closed weekends). The D.P.W. & Natural Resources would like to thank you again for your pati...

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Beaches and OSV Information
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Reminder: Free Covid Test Distribution kits for Orleans Residents

Rapid covid test kits are available free of charge to Orleans residents.  The Orleans Health Department will be distributing kits from 10-2 on Thursday July 7 and Friday July 8 outside Orleans Town Hall, 19 School Rd, Orleans MA 02653.

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News & Announcements
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Public Hearing 06-01-2022: Proposed Parking Rules and Regulations

TOWN OF ORLEANSPROPOSED PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONSPUBLIC HEARING

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Nauset Room at Town Hall, the Select Board will hold a public hearing under Chapter 89. Parking, to consider proposed seasonal parking regula...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Important Updates for Town Meeting

Town Meeting Reminder:

As a reminder, the Town Meeting starts on Monday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Nauset Middle School Gymnasium.  For residents not planning on attending, the Town meeting will also be live streamed on the town website and over C...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Town Meeting Child Care

Town Meeting Child Care

  • Ages 3 and up
  • Children of Orleans registered votes
  • Monday, May 9, 2022
  • 5:45 PM until end of town meeting
  • Cafeteria of Nauset Regional Middle School

Pre-registration is required: recreation@town.orleans.ma.us

Provide child's name ...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Board of Health Public Hearing Notice for May 5, 2022

The Orleans Board of Health will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. to accept comments and consider adoption of amendments to the Town of Orleans Use of Orleans Solid Waste Facility Regulations.

This will be a hybrid hearing con...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Hard Copies of warrants available at Town Hall

The Annual and Special Town meetingMay 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Nauset Middle School Gymnasium

Hard copies of the warrant are now available in the foyer of Town Hall and will be provided at Town Meeting. You can download a PDF of Town Meeting Warrant. ...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Sewer System FAQ

In preparation for Town Meeting the Town has prepared a FAQ regarding the Sewer System. This document is now available on the town's website.

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Notice for Downtown Sewer Abutters

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On or about September 1 of 2022 it is anticipated that you will receive notice from the Orleans Board of Health notifying you that you have one year to connect to the new downtown wastewater system.  Approximately 400 people will receive this not...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2022

May 2022 Property Tax Payments are due soon

The Tax Collector’s office wishes to remind Orleans property owners that the Real Estate and Personal Property Tax bills that were mailed in January include the upcoming 4th quarter installment bill, which is due for payment on or before May 2, 2022.&...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2022

2022 Sticker Sale Information

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Your BLUE 2021 Beach Parking, Over Sand and Transfer Station sticker expiration dates have been extended and are valid until June 30, 2022. 

2022 sticker sales will begin online and through the mail only - on Monday, April 11, 2022

The st...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Eversource Sub Station Planting

Eversource has provided the Town with the attached planting plan detailing what was removed from the Orleans Sub-Station and what will be included in the re-planting. The plant material are native species with the exception of the Kousa Dogwoods. All of t...

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Orleans Sub Station Planting Plan News & Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Water Dept. Flushing

Water Dept. Flushing

The annual flushing of the Town of Orleans water system will start on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 and will take approximately three weeks to complete. All flushing will be done during the day between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Residents sho...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2022

How to Sign Up for Notify Me

Step by Step instructions with photos on signing up for Notify Me on the website.

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Town Seeks Residents to Fill Committee Vacancies

TOWN OF ORLEANSSEEKS RESIDENTS TO FILL COMMITTEES

The Orleans Select Board is seeking citizens to fill vacancies on the very important Committees, Commissions, Councils, and Boards that are listed below. The Board will be conducting interviews and appointm...

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Citizen Interest Form (PDF) News & Announcements