At its Jul. 6 meeting, the Board of Selectmen decided to delay the full reopening of Town Hall and the Public Library until at least Monday, August 3.

The Board of Selectmen took this action as a safety precaution, as COVID-19 infections have continued to rise on a national level and have begun to rise at the state level as well. While area infections have grown only slightly, the Board does not want to see the rate rise in the Town of Lyme.

In the meantime, both buildings will remain on a three-day-per-week timetable for the public:

  • 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.