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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Orleans Citizens Forum - Investing in Orleans' Future

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Thursday, January 26, 5-6:30 pm

Orleans Senior Center

In the near future, Orleans voters may be asked to make decisions on extremely important capital infrastructure projects, all of which are at v...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: January 20, 2023

The Cape Cod Bridges Program - Public Information Meetings

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The Cape Cod Bridges Program

This notice is a reminder of next week's Virtual Public Information Meetings for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT's) Cape Cod Bridges Program. This Program will include the replacement of the Bourne and...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Burn Permits Now Available

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Seasonal burn permits are now available online. You must purchase a seasonal burn permit for your address before you can request to burn on a given day. 

Please click here to apply online for a seasonal permit. 

NOTE: once you have complet...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Long Range Capital Planning Committee

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The Orleans Select Board is seeking members for the new Long Range Capital Planning Committee. Please see the Committee Charge for purpose and responsibilities. All parties interested will need to submit a Citizen Interest Form to the Town Administrator’s...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Nomination Papers Available

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Nomination Papers are now available in the Town Clerk's Office for the following offices to be listed on the Annual Town Election Ballot on May 16, 2023:

2 Select Board members for three-year terms

1 Constable for three-year term

2 Board of Health member for...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Summer 2023 Beach and Recreation Employment

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The Orleans Natural Resources Department is now taking Summer 2023 applications for the positions below. Please click here to learn more and apply!
  • Assistant Beach Director
  • Lifeguard
  • Gate Officer
  • Parking Attendant
  • Beach Ranger
  • Retail Salesclerk
  • Endanger...
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Town Highlights
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Zoning Board of Appeals - Members Needed

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The Town of Orleans is actively seeking citizens to fill current vacancies on the Zoning Board of Appeals. 

To learn more about the Zoning Board of Appeals, please click here

To download an application to join the board, please click her...

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Town Highlights
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Nauset Beach OSV Trails Reopened - 12/27/22

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Nauset Beach OSV Trails ReopenedEffective: 12/27/22

Nauset Beach South OSV trails have been re-opened. Expect very soft sand and significant flooding on the back trail. 

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Beaches and OSV Information
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 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: September 19, 2022

Shellfish Closures Effective Immediately - 9/19/22

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  • Please note that all areas not specifically identified as “CLOSED” are open for the harvesting ...
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Shellfish and Harbormaster
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Notice for Downtown Sewer Abutters

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In March 2023 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 notice at the same ti...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Universal Pre-K Program

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Universal Pre-School Support Program which will pay for basic pre-school services for three and four-year old residents of the Town of Orleans up to a maximum of $10,000 per year for 4-year-olds and $5,000 per year for 3-year-olds.

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Sign Up for Notify Me


Stay up to date with news and announcements, get notifications for Calendar postings including boards and committee meetings. Know when agendas and minutes have been posted.

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Sign Up for EyeOnWater

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Be sure to sign up for the EyeOnWater and view your water usage and be notified if you have a leak. EyeOnWater is a cloud-based application accessed through a standard web browser or through the smartphone applications.

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Sign Up for CivicReady Alert System

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CivicReady is the Town's Alert Notification System. CivicReady allows the Town to better alert our residents during emergencies and send out other important information.
Be sure to sign up today and stay informed.

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

Senior Tax Work-Off Program

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The Orleans Senior Tax Work-Off Program offers qualified senior homeowners the opportunity to provide volunteer services to the Town of Orleans in exchange for a property tax bill reduction of up to $1,500 per fiscal year.

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