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. 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...
  3. Watch Carlisle's Memorial Day Observance

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

    Keep Carlisle Safe - Vote by Mail! Read on...
  5. 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...
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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.