1. News & Notices
  2. Meeting & Events Calendar
  3. Town Meeting Info
  1. Town Hall Re-opening - June 1, 2020

    Town Hall will open on a limited basis starting on June 1, 2020. To safely provide services located in Town Hall, Carlisle residents, contractors and associated businesses can receive services through the following methods and hours. Read on...
  2. Partial opening of Town Hall - Update from the Board of Selectmen

    To allow limited access to the public who need in-person services or who require documents only available at that facility. Read on...
  3. New Due Date for Property Tax Bills/Temporary Waiver of Penalties and Interest

    On 4/28/2020 the Board of Selectmen voted to adopt local options extending the May 1st due date for property tax bills and applications for exemptions as follows: Read on...
  4. Emergency Notification System - RAVE Alert/Smart 911

    To register to receive alerts and emergency notice Read on...
  5. Watch Carlisle's Memorial Day Observance

    View the video of Carlisle's 2020 Memorial Day Observance
  6. Vote by Mail in the 2020 Town Election

    Keep Carlisle Safe - Vote by Mail! Read on...
  7. Formation of Town Meeting 2020 Advisory Committee

    Announcing the formation of an advisory committee to assist me in my role as Town Moderator to determine how to conduct our Annual Town Meeting safely while allowing for full and as close-to-normal public participation as possible. Additional Info...
  8. Annual Town Meeting & Town Election Update

    Annual Town Meeting has been rescheduled to Tues., June 23rd and Town Election to be held Tues., June 30th Read on...
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                                                                    Welcome to the Official Website for the Town of Carlisle

The purpose of this website is to provide information about your community, library, government, and school activities. This is a community endeavor, all are invited to collaborate. Your contributions and suggestions are welcomed.

The Town of Carlisle is a predominantly residential community located approximately 22 miles northwest of Boston. Once called “city of the woods” by Henry David Thoreau, Carlisle is still a rural community with over 30% of the land permanently protected open space. Carlisle residents enjoy the rural charm of a New England farming community with winding roads weaving past stone walls, fields farmed for generations, and unspoiled woods.The incorporation of Carlisle was a long and arduous process taking 72 years. The first recorded intention of incorporation was in 1732. In 1754 the District of Carlisle was approved by the Massachusetts General Court and existed for two years, five months, and 17 days before it was dissolved. In 1780 a new, larger, District of Carlisle was approved. Finally, in 1805, the Incorporation of the Town of Carlisle was approved.

The visual characteristics, combined with its geographical location and the commitment of its residents to providing a quality education for Carlisle children, make this community highly desirable.

For information about the banner photographs used for the web site, click here.