Town of Orange


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The rolling hills which make up the 17.6 square miles of Orange, located just west of New Haven, were once owned by the Paugusset Indians. In 1639, the Rev. Peter Prudden purchased the land from the Indians for six coats, ten blankets, one kettle, twelve hatchets, twelve hoes, two dozen knives and a dozen small mirrors. Orange remained a simple farming community until the mid-1940's when postwar residential construction began. Proper zoning foresight has let Orange develop into an open, well-planned residential community which retains the New England simplicity of which the residents are proud.

Orange is a desirable town in which to live, as evidenced by the above-average school system, a wide range of community services and easy access to urban areas of the state using Routes 1, 15, 34 and I-95, all of which traverse Orange.

Our website is offered to enable residents and visitors alike to learn more about Orange.

Orange Government Access Television is now streaming on the Web! Click here: OGAT LIVE
To watch previously recorded OGAT programs click here: OGAT VIDEO ON DEMAND

Click here to view a video of the 2015 Orange Concert and Fireworks!

Click here to view a segment from Cablevision's "Neighborhood Journal" featuring the town of Orange!

Click here to see the Turkey Hill Preserve Conservation Management Plan prepared by the Connecticut Audubon Society.

Click here to learn more about the Town of Orange Prescription Discount Card Program.

Quick Reference Phone Numbers

Town Hall Depts.
Assessor 891-4723
Building 891-4748
Finance 891-4744
First Selectman 891-4737
Health/Environmental 891-4733
Inland Wetlands 891-4746
Public Works 891-4712
Registrar of Voters 891-4767
Tax Collector 891-4725
Town Clerk 891-4717
Zoning 891-4731
Other Town Depts.
Board of Education 891-8020
Community Services 891-4788
Economic Development 891-1045
Fire Marshal 891-4711
Highway 891-4775
Library 891-2170
Parks & Recreation 891-4790
Police Department 891-2130
Senior Center 891-4784
Senior Ride 891-4788
Transfer Station 891-4712
Visiting Nurse Association 891-4752

Residential Utilities Providers

Electric - United Illuminating (800-257-0141)
Gas - Southern CT Gas (203-382-8111)
Water - South Central CT Regional Water Authority
Cable - Cablevision of Southern CT (203-336-2225)

Orange Town Hall is located at 617 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.