Annual Town Census / Street List

The 2023 Annual Census Form (PDF) is available online and can be emailed to the Town Clerk.Census Advertisement - Be Counted

General Laws of Massachusetts (Chapter 51, section 4) mandate an annual street listing (town census) of residents as of January 1 of each year. All residents were mailed a pre-filled form in January, please return the form by mail or email. If you need assistance or have questions, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-747-1620, ext. 10218, or email the Town Clerk.

The Importance of Returning the Census

  • It is used to assist public safety and emergency responders.
  • It is used to apply for grants.
  • It is used to assist the Town and State in calculating State and Federal aid.
  • It is used to project future school enrollment and for registration outreach.
  • It is used to update the voter list - if you are a voter and do not respond, you could be made inactive on the voting list.
  • It serves as proof of residency which residents need to qualify for veteran's benefits, in-state tuition at state schools, and other programs.

All residents, not just voters, should return the form each year. If you wish to verify your voter registration status, please view the Online Voter Registration System page.