Photo by Martin Anderson

Photo by Martin Anderson

Photo by Martin Anderson

Welcome to Durham, CT

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Durham! Our town, nestled in the heart of Middlesex County, is a tapestry of scenic beauty, historic charm, and community spirit. Durham, with its serene landscapes and deep-rooted history, offers a unique blend of tranquility and vibrancy, embodying the essence of a quintessential small town.

This website is your digital window into Durham, providing a wealth of resources, latest updates, and a peek into the aspects that make our town extraordinary. Whether you're a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, we invite you to explore, connect, and discover all that Durham has to offer.

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The Holiday Giving Tree is located in the lobby of the Durham Community Center, 144 Pickett Lane. Tags on the tree list gift ideas for individuals and families who are in need. No names are given out, just a number, age and gender. 

Residents and organizations are welcome to participate in this program by taking a tag and purchasing the items on the tag. Please fill out the sign up form next to the tree once you take a tag off the tree. Wrapping using gift bags and tissue paper is encouraged. If you do not have time to shop but would like to help, there are gift card ideas on most of the tags, or Visa cards will work just fine. We can  also relay the information over the phone or email.

Gifts must be returned no later than Tuesday, December 12 to the Durham Community Center. Gifts can be left in the Recreation Director’s Community Center office Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. 

If you have any questions about the Giving Tree program, please contact Morgan: 860-349-3153 or

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

Giving tree flyer 2023.pdf

Nov 22, 2023
The Giving Tree is Up
Social Services

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm | Evening appointments are available upon request.

The office will be closed on: 
Monday January 1, 2024 - New Years' Day
Monday January 15, 2024 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Additional collection hours:
Saturday January 27, 2024 - 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Jan 27, 2024
January 2024 Additional Collection Hours
Tax Collector
Swearing-in Ceremony Elected Officials
December 3, 2023
Dec 3, 2023
Swearing-in Ceremony Elected Officials