Due to the debris caused by the recent storm, the open burn permit fee has been waived until Labor Day.  You still need to obtain a permit through the Fire Marshal's office, but the fee has been waived.  Click HERE for permit.

As the clean-up continues in the affected areas, starting on 5/29/18 NMDPW will be picking up wood debris. Please make a neat pile on the shoulder of the road.  They will make a pass once through the area. Click HERE for a list of roads. For more information you can email the NMDPW at:


Social Services Department

New Milford Social Services Staff

  • Peg Molina, LCSW; Director
  • Ivana Butera, LMSW;  Social Worker     
  • Sarah Geary, MSW; Social Worker                 
  • Monika Roberts; Office Coordinator


New Milford Social Services assists residents with their social, emotional and economic needs. Services extend to helping people meet the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, and maintenance of health and well-being.

Income eligibility is determined by a professional social worker. Most programs require an interview with a staff person.

Proof of household income and residence in New Milford will be required. Please call for an appointment and a list of required documents. This department assists residents under age 60.

What's Happening at NM Social Services!:            

1. Back to School registration is OPEN.   We are now accepting registration for the United Way Back to School Program.  Please return a completed form to our office for each school age child entering Kindergarten through High School.  You may be asked to update household income if you have not met with a social worker in 2018.  Deadline is June 29th or until the limited spots are filled. 

<<Back to School Form >>

2. "When You're A Parent...Again" : An evening support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children; meets monthly (childcare and dinner are included).  Usually meeting every 2nd Thursday of the month and facilitated by our social worker, Sarah Geary. Please refer to our newsletter or call our office for specific dates and times. 

3.  Donations for the New Milford Food Bank are welcomed all year long Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4pm and Fridays 8:30am-2pm.  Please refer to the Food Bank link for specific items and our "Paper Bag Challenge"  We also accept fresh produce from local gardeners (Monday-Thursday morning); we are registered with the Ample Campaign at .

4. NEW at SOCIAL SERVICES!: Introducing a new workbook "Behind on Bills? Start with one step."  Designed to help you handle money emergencies, cut down on stress from mounting bills, and build your finances to where you want them to be. It may be just the thing you can do for your financial and mental health this year!

Additional Links

Contact Information

2 Pickett District Road
New Milford, CT 06776

Phone:  (860) 355-6079 
Fax:      (860) 355-6019

Office hours:  Monday - Friday         8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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- Part of our mission is to encourage people to get informed, read, and learn about changes in policies that may affect one’s life, the life of their family or that of their neighbors and community.

If you know someone who has been helped by any health and human services programs and are worried about  cuts or changes to programs, help them speak out. Make a call to your US Representative and Senator. Tell them their story- and yours!


State Senator Craig Miner 860-240-8800            

 State Representative Bill Buckbee 800-842-1423

White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414
US Representative Elizabeth Esty 202-225-4476
US Senator Chris Murphy 202-224-4041
US Senator Richard Blumenthal 

(you will speak to one their aides, and they will get your message to our representative)