Barkhamsted Town Services
About Barkhamsted

Barkhamsted is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut and contains two villages, Pleasant Valley and Riverton. The town has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100.6 km²), of which 36.2 square miles (93.8 km²) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it (6.72%) is water. A high percentage of the land in the town is owned by the State of Connecticut as state forest (People's State Forest and American Legion State Forest) and by the Metropolitan District Commission as watershed land. Major bodies of water include the Barkhamsted Reservoir, Lake McDonough, and the Farmington River.

Geographic Areas
  • Center Hill
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Riverton
  • Wallens Hill
  • Washington Hill
  • West Hill
  • Town Map (Mail-A-Map)


Town Services

The town of Barkhamsted has one elementary school located in the village of Pleasant Valley. Its high school and middle school students attend Northwestern Regional 7 with students from three neighboring towns.

Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Dept

There are three fire departments located in Barkhamsted. The Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Riverton Volunteer Fire Company, and Barkhamsted East Volunteer Fire Company. The town employs one paid daytime driver/firefighter to assist the volunteers during normal work hours.

Emergency medical care is provided by the Winsted Area Ambulance Association, the New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance Association, and a Campion Paramedic. Both Winsted and New Hartford are non-profit volunteer based services.

Emergency Services


For routine police calls:

Barkhamsted Resident State Trooper : TFC James Bonetti 379-8782
Connecticut State Police  Troop B 1-800-497-0403


For routine fire department business:

Barkhamsted Fire District   Richard Winn   738-9254     
Barkhamsted Fire Marshal    William Baldwin  601-8940     
Barkhamsted East Fire Dept.  Chief Stephen Elovirta  379-6598   
Pleasant Valley Fire Dept.   Chief James Shanley   738-8965 
Riverton Vol. Fire Company   Chief Larry Gillen     379-7473

Emergency Management Director      James Shanley    379-8285

Winsted Ambulance Association     John Whalen    379 -6596
New Hartford Ambulance       Rita Wabrek    379-6060

Animal Control Officer    Les Archer    860 -309-7228
Assistant Animal Control    Ronald Bessette 738-0114
Assistant Animal Control     Dan LaPlante 489-0490


Human Services

Emergency Fuel:  Debra Brydon 379-1314
Farmington Valley Health District:  860-352-2333

Barkhamsted Representative: Debra Brydon 10/11/14 to 10/11/17

Municipal Agent for the Elderly

Cynthia Eastman Williams  379-2063

Housatonic Mental Health Center

Jeannette Jakubiak 379-8561
71 Spencer Street
Winsted CT,   06098

Public Works

Highway Garage:  Richard Novak, Highway Supervisor 379-1888

Regional Refuse Disposal District #1:  Debbie Angell   379-1972


Dial-A-Ride: Northwestern CT Transit District  1-866-906-RIDE(7433) open to the public in the 16 towns throughout Northwest CT

Recreation Department  - See Recreation News link               RECREATION NEWS

For information regarding our many programs and activities call the Recreation Department at 379-2895. 

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