Town of Dartmouth, MA

Town of Dartmouth, MA Town of Dartmouth, MA Official page The year round population of Dartmouth is twenty-nine thousand people. Interstate 195.
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The Community of Dartmouth, located in Southeastern Massachusetts, is comprised of a land mass of sixty-four square miles making it the fifth largest Town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Community consists of a scenic coastline that borders Buzzard's Bay and numerous coastal estuaries including the Slocum River, Little River, Apponagansett River and Clark's Cove. The northern part of Tow

n is a historic rural environment comprised of scenic forest lands, with residential homes nestled within the area. The Community is the home to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a four year institution with numerous colleges of study and the Southern New England School of Law. The commercial district of the Community is comprised of a good cross section of local and nationally-recognized businesses and serves as a regional shopping area. The Community is traversed by Massachusetts State Highway Route 6 and just to the north by U.S. Two exits from the Interstate, Reed Road (Exit 11) and Faunce Corner Road (Exit 12), are the major access points from Interstate 195. The Community presents a diversity of activity and environments for its residents and visitors. The coastal environment to the south is bordered by a significant number of large agricultural farms that have land rolling to the ocean's edge. This layout presents the most beautiful, pristine, scenic environment reminiscent of how life existed one-hundred years ago when Dartmouth was solely an agricultural Community. Welcome to Dartmouth
The coastline has a number of Town and State beaches for public recreation. Significant efforts have been undertaken to preserve the rural and agricultural character of the Community. The northern portion of Town contains the Town Forest and other significant land holdings that are being analyzed for development as both passive and active recreational uses to meet the needs of our growing Community. Dartmouth has multiple Industrial Parks with available land for development, serviced by municipal water, sewer and gas all at a tax rate that is one of the lowest in Massachusetts. All are located minutes from Interstate 195 and are obtainable at a very reasonable cost. Dartmouth participates in the Massachusetts Economic Development Program, is a member of the Economic Target Area, has five Economic Opportunity Areas and has negotiated five Tax Increment Financing Agreements for major companies who have built in Dartmouth. We can work effectively and efficiently with Industry. The Governmental Organization Structure of the Community consists of a Representative Town Meeting with three hundred sixty-nine representatives that are elected by the voters of the Community at the Annual Election each year. Town Meetings are held, historically, two to three times a year to act on the legislative needs of the Community. The Executive Branch of Government is comprised of a five member Select Board who meet on Monday evenings in the John Marland Meeting Room located on the third floor at Town Hall. The chief administrative responsibilities are carried out by the Executive Administrator, a position that is set up in a Town Charter. The chief financial duties of the Community, as prescribed in the Charter, are carried out by the Director of Budget and Finance / Treasurer, a position that is appointed by the Select Board. The Town has a full time administrative governmental structure that operates on a day-to-day basis at the Dartmouth Town Hall. The Office of the Select Board is located on the Third Floor of Town Hall Room 303. Our phone number is (508) 910-1813 and the fax number is (508) 910-1839. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have concerning our Town.

Town buildings use 80% solar energy, which includes the schools, Town Hall, the libraries, and all the other Town owned ...
12/07/2023

Town buildings use 80% solar energy, which includes the schools, Town Hall, the libraries, and all the other Town owned buildings. And it comes at no additional cost to the Town.

Applications for the Home Rehabilitation Program are postponed until Mid-January.
12/07/2023

Applications for the Home Rehabilitation Program are postponed until Mid-January.

12/05/2023

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New guardrails up at Town Hall but it's still a good idea to make sure you are in reverse before pulling out of the park...
12/05/2023

New guardrails up at Town Hall but it's still a good idea to make sure you are in reverse before pulling out of the parking spot. πŸš—πŸš™

The Assessors’ Department is conducting its cyclical property data inspections throughout Town, now through October 1, 2...
12/04/2023

The Assessors’ Department is conducting its cyclical property data inspections throughout Town, now through October 1, 2024. They will begin with commercial properties and then residential properties. No inspector will enter a home uninvited, or when there is not an adult resident present.

For more information please visit: https://www.town.dartmouth.ma.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=158

FYI: The tree lighting will be NEXT weekend on Sunday Dec. 10 due to the poor weather excepted this weekend. We hope to ...
12/02/2023

FYI: The tree lighting will be NEXT weekend on Sunday Dec. 10 due to the poor weather excepted this weekend. We hope to see everyone there!!

Due to the poor weather forecasted for tommorrow we are rescheduling the town hall Christmas tree lighting until next Sunday 12/10/23 same time 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Hope to see you there.

11/29/2023

Get involved with a great cause this winter. Donate to the Dartmouth Police Department's Fill-a-Bus Toy Drive on Dec. 16 from 9-5 at Target in Dartmouth.

If you are interested in performing at the drive, please contact Dartmouth Community Media at 508-984-1359 or via email at [email protected].

We ho-ho-hope to see you there! 🎁🎁🎁

11/24/2023
Happy Thanksgiving Dartmouth, we are thankful for you πŸ¦ƒπŸ—πŸ₯¦πŸ₯–πŸ₯”
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving Dartmouth, we are thankful for you πŸ¦ƒπŸ—πŸ₯¦πŸ₯–πŸ₯”

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11/20/2023

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11/18/2023

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11/17/2023

TRAFFIC ALERT: Starting tomorrow at 8 a.m. the line striping work will continue during the day. It will be in the same location as the night work (Slocum Road and Hixville Road) and at various crosswalks and stop lines in Town.

It's time to think about moving the turkey from the freezer to the refrigerator so it can prepare for it's big day. Here...
11/15/2023

It's time to think about moving the turkey from the freezer to the refrigerator so it can prepare for it's big day. Here are some other tips to ensure a food poisoning-free Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯¦πŸ—

1. Wash Your Hand Before, During, and After Food Prep
2. Store Turkey Properly (In the freezer at 0˚F or below)
3. Thaw Turkey Safely (NOT on the counter at room temp!)
4. Handle Turkey Correctly to Prevent Spread of Disease
5. Cook Stuffing Thoroughly
6. Cook Turkey to a Safe Temperature (Internal temperature of 165Β°F at its thickest parts)
7. Take Care of Leftovers (Put them in the fridge)

Read more at www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/holiday-turkey.html

The Select Board meeting last night had a full house. Thank you to Dartmouth Boy Scout Troop 74 for coming and asking gr...
11/14/2023

The Select Board meeting last night had a full house. Thank you to Dartmouth Boy Scout Troop 74 for coming and asking great questions. πŸ¦…πŸ€β›ΊοΈ

The Select Board had some extra watchdogs at its Nov. 13 meeting: Boy Scouts from Dartmouth’s Troop 74 came to learn about how the town’s executive branch functions and ask a few questions of its elected members. The scouts in attendance held true...

11/13/2023

FYI:

Over the next several weeks we will be conducting low-light fi****ms training at the gun range located on Woodcock Road.

Training will commence at approximately 5:00 p.m. and finish no later than 8:00 p.m.

Thank you!

PLEASE SHARE

11/13/2023

TRAFFIC ALERT: Starting tonight 11/13 at 8 p.m. there will be contractors working on line striping on Slocum Road (from Sharp Street to Milton Street) AND on Hixville Road (from Reed Road to Shingle Island River Bridge.) This night work is expected to last through the week.

11/11/2023
The Dartmouth Veterans Office will be honoring Veterans with a ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial Grove at the Dartm...
11/11/2023

The Dartmouth Veterans Office will be honoring Veterans with a ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial Grove at the Dartmouth Council on Aging, 628 Dartmouth Street, today at 11 a.m.

Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. No registration is required for this event and all are welcome to attend.

11/10/2023

TRAFFIC ALERT: Starting Monday Nov. 13 east-bound on Route 6 from Hathaway Road to Slocum Road there will be day-time construction resulting in one lane traffic only. If possible seek an alternate route.

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Nothing says Dartmouth helping Dartmouth like the annual coat drive. Please bring NEW OR GENTLY USED coats to the Dartmo...
11/09/2023

Nothing says Dartmouth helping Dartmouth like the annual coat drive. Please bring NEW OR GENTLY USED coats to the Dartmouth Council on Aging Monday-Friday from 8-3.

The Dartmouth Council on Aging and the Dartmouth Community Services Outreach Team will be holding another Coat Drive for the upcoming winter!

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The North Branch Library's open house was a page-turner! The donor wall looks amazing and there is still space for more ...
11/09/2023

The North Branch Library's open house was a page-turner! The donor wall looks amazing and there is still space for more donors to be added *wink wink* Read more about the event at Dartmouth Week.

Dartmouth Public Library

The scene would be a familiar story to book lovers. A shelf is filled with beloved titles, some placed neatly and vertical, others askew or on their sides. But this book depository was hardly full. There were still plenty of spaces maintained for...

11/08/2023

TRAFFIC ALERT: there was a water main break this morning in front of 532 Russells Mills Road, which is just south of the intersection with Tucker Road. Crews will be onsite repairing the break.

There may be some water pressure or quality issues in this area due to the break. This may also cause some traffic delays at the intersection which just north of the Dartmouth High School.

Make sure you're paying attention while driving this time of year. Deer are out and about in masses. To avoid hitting de...
11/07/2023

Make sure you're paying attention while driving this time of year. Deer are out and about in masses. To avoid hitting deer drive with high beams when there is no oncoming traffic. If there is a deer on the road, stay in your lane, put your hazards on, and stop. Honk at the deer and wait for it to leave the road. Remember, deer often cross the road in groups.

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11/06/2023
11/03/2023

Do you plan on attending the Dartmouth vs Doherty Memorial Football tomorrow night? See the information below regarding ticket sales:

Please pre-purchase your game day tickets 🎟️ for Friday night's
Dartmouth High Football vs Doherty Memorial

Cash πŸ’΅ will not be accepted!

Click ⬇️ for ticket for 🎟️ purchase link:
https://gofan.co/app/school/MA22179

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11/02/2023

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Book it to North Branch Library for their open house next Tuesday! πŸ“šπŸ“–
11/02/2023

Book it to North Branch Library for their open house next Tuesday! πŸ“šπŸ“–

Please join us on Tuesday, November 7th at North Branch!

11/02/2023

Competing against top schools from across New England, the Dartmouth High School marching band won first prize in all three categories in the Bands of America regional competition at Rutgers University on Oct. 28. It’s the second time Dartmouth...

10/31/2023

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Happy Halloween Dartmouth! There isn't much scarier than clogged pipes and sewage back-ups, so please put your wipes in ...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween Dartmouth! There isn't much scarier than clogged pipes and sewage back-ups, so please put your wipes in the trash πŸŽƒπŸ¬πŸ­πŸ§™

10/27/2023

Chief Brian P. Levesque and the Dartmouth Police Department would like to share tips and guidance to help kids and families stay safe as they celebrate Halloween this year.

10/24/2023
Do that home improvement project you've been putting off with help from Dartmouth's Home Rehabilitation Program. This ye...
10/23/2023

Do that home improvement project you've been putting off with help from Dartmouth's Home Rehabilitation Program. This year there is increased funding available (up to $50,000 per project), simplified program terms and conditions, and a streamlined application process.

Applications open Nov. 15 2023, visit https://ma-dartmouth.civicplus.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=173 for more information.

Dartmouth Fire District 1 hosted real ducks, duck look-a-likes, pups dressed as Dr. Seuss characters, babies passing as ...
10/23/2023

Dartmouth Fire District 1 hosted real ducks, duck look-a-likes, pups dressed as Dr. Seuss characters, babies passing as elderly and many other characters at their annual trunk or treat. Shoutout to Dartmouth Community Media for the awesome pictures and great job on a well organized and attended event Dartmouth Parks and Recreation!! πŸŽƒπŸ¬πŸ­πŸš’πŸ§™β€β™€πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

A little rain never scared us! The Trunk or Treat at Fire District 1 is happening RAIN OR SHINE. If the weather doesn't ...
10/20/2023

A little rain never scared us! The Trunk or Treat at Fire District 1 is happening RAIN OR SHINE. If the weather doesn't cooperate the trunks will be in the station garage and the fun will go on. Stop by with the kids for some treats and refreshments along with games and activities. This free event is 5-6:30 at the Bridge Street fire station.

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400 Slocum Road
Dartmouth, MA
02747

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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(508) 910-1813

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