Most administrative services for the Essex Junction government are located in the Essex Junction municipal offices at Lincoln Hall on Lincoln Street at Five Corners in Essex Junction. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Parking is available at the rear of the building or next door at the Brownell Library. Staff members are also happy to take your call at (802) 878-6944, or you may use an online form to send an email
The departments and functions at Lincoln Hall are:
- Village manager
- Village clerk
- Village development office
- Planning and Zoning
- Tax collection
- Finance Department
The Brownell Library
The Brownell Library features an excellent, continuously updated selection of fiction and non-fiction in a comfortable, user-friendly space where patrons are encouraged to relax and browse. The Brownell also features reference materials and knowledgeable reference staff, electronic media, and Internet access The Brownell also maintains separate collections of age-appropriate media for toddlers, children, and young adults. In addition to regularly scheduled book discussions and children’s reading programs, the Brownell’s Kolvoord Community Room provides meeting space for art exhibits, cultural events, and non-profit events
The Essex Junction Fire Department
The Essex Junction Fire Department provides fire protection and first response emergency medical services to the residents and businesses of Essex Junction. It is a 45 member, paid volunteer service operating two 1250 GPM pumpers, a 75 foot ladder/pumper, a special services vehicle which supports the department’s heavy rescue response, a utility truck, and a hazardous materials trailer. The department coordinates its services to provide automatic mutual aid with the Town of Essex Fire Department and to provide additional assistance to the Williston, Colchester and Winooski Fire Departments.
The Essex Junction Public Works Department
The Essex Junction Public Works Department maintains all Village infrastructure above and below ground. For problems related to streets, sidewalks, sewers or waterlines (plugged lines, broken water lines, water shut-off or turn-on, water meters, etc.) or related situations, please contact the Village office at (802) 878-6944, Monday through Friday 8 am. to 4:30 p.m., and the problem will be relayed to the public works department After business hours, weekends or holidays, please contact the Essex Town Police Department at (802) 878-8331.
The Essex Junction Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Essex Junction Wastewater Treatment Plant combines primary and secondary treatment processes to remove over 90% of pollutants from an average of 3,100,000 gallons per day of household type wastewater. As the liquid flows through the various stages of the treatment process, it is stripped of the gross solids and suspended organic materials as well as those nutrients deemed harmful to the receiving stream. Before discharge to the river, the waste stream is disinfected with sodium hypochlorite to kill bacteria which may be present and then is dechlorinated with sodium bisulfite to remove excess disinfectant which may be harmful to fresh water fish. The treated water is discharged into the Winooski River. The plant also provides water treatment services for the towns of Essex and Williston.
Village schools, Essex High School, Center for Technology, and Essex Junction Recreation Department
Village schools and the Village recreation and parks program are under the jurisdiction of the Essex Junction School District. The website providing links to all local schools and the Essex Junction recreation and parks program is provided by the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union, which also provides supervisory and administrative services for the Essex Junction school district.