While the Board of Selectmen had tentatively projected Town Hall and the Public Library might return to their normal operating hours on July 6, the Board announced today there would be a minimum, one-week delay in returning these facilities to their full-time operating schedules with public access. The Board of Selectmen decided to take this action as a safety precaution, as COVID-19 infections have continued to rise on a national level as well as in various regions of the country. While local infections have grown only slightly, the Board does not want to see them rise in the Town of Lyme.

As a result, both buildings will remain on a three-day-per-week timetable for the public until at least July 13:

  • Lyme Town Hall will continue to be open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Lyme Public Library will continue to be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Employees in both facilities will be available by phone or email to assist the public on the days that the buildings are not open to the public.

July is tax season and typically the time of year when a greater number of residents pay a visit to Town Hall.  To help keep the number of in-person visits to a minimum, the Board of Selectmen encourages residents to send their tax payments in by mail this year – or to drop them through the mail slot at Town Hall.

  • Tax payments can be mailed to Tax Collector, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.
  • Tax payments must be postmarked by August 3 to avoid penalties.