1. News & Notices
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  3. Town Meeting Info
  1. COVID PCR Testing for Carlisle Residents continues as test are available.

    COVID PCR testing continues to be available by appointment only. Please call between 10am and 2pm for available appointments: 978-254-1266. Additional Info...
  2. Unity Chain on the Town Common

    The Carlisle Cheer Project invites you to help build a Unity Chain on the Town Common. Beginning this Monday, January 18, through Wednesday, January 20, Additional Info...
  3. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program Update

    The Carlisle Select Board has signed a new 36-month contract to continue our Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to source electricity for the community... Read on...
  4. 2021 Transfer Station Sticker now available online

    Online payment and mail-in application forms will be available beginning January 4, 2021 Read more
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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.