46 Springdale Ave. Ch. 61A Purchase and Sale Right-of-First Refusal Opportunity

On April 4, 2014 The Board of Selectmen received a Notice pursuant to MGL C. 61A that a 27.2 -acre parcel located at 46 Springdale Avenue and owned by Jim Snyder, is under a Purchase and Sale agreement to Northland Residential Corp. for a Chapter 40B project consisting of 40+ townhouse units. Twenty-four acres are classified as Ch.61A agricultural land and the remaining acreage is a house lot. The Town has 120 days to notify the seller whether or not it intends to exercise its right-of-first refusal and acquire the property.

This web page will be used to answer questions, and provide a timeline and access to relevant documents as the Town goes through the process of determining how to proceed.


Upcoming Lottery of Affordable Homeownership Units

Dover Farms
Centre Street, Dover, MA

Applicants must be First-Time Homebuyers*

New Construction Offered at $188,000.
Two 2BR, 2 Bath Townhouse Units
5 Units: 3 Local Preference to Residents & Town Employees

Information Session: 5/22/14 @ 6:00 p.m., Dover Town Hall
Applications accepted: 4/9/14 through 6/16/14
Housing Lottery: 6/19/14 @ 6:00 p.m., Dover Town Hall

Applicant Qualifications Include:
Maximum Income- 80% area median income
1 person household- $47,450, 2 person household- $54,200, 3 person household- $61,000, 4 person household- $67,750

Applications are available at the Dover Town House in the Selectmen’s Office and at the Dover Public Library. Applications must be returned to:
Kristen  Costa, L.A. Associates, Inc., Lottery Agent
11 Middlesex Ave., Suite 5
Wilmington, MA 01887
(978) 758-0197

Download an application at

*Certain exceptions apply.

Town Meeting

2014 Annual Town Meeting

For information and documents related to the 2014 Annual Town Meeting please click here.


Tick Alert!

From the Dover Board of Health Lyme Disease Committee. It has been a long winter, but now the ticks are back! Contrary to expectations, ticks survived the polar vortex under leaves and snow and they are active NOW. Take precautions after going outside: perform a daily tick check on your children, yourself and your pet. For more information go to


Dover Clean Up – Saturday, 5/3

The annual Dover Clean Up is scheduled once again for the last Saturday in March, 3/29. POSTPONED TO 5/3 due to snow coverage.

So now is the time to start talking with your neighbors, church groups, teams, clubs, running partners, walking friends, bike groups, book clubs and pick a stretch of road to do together.  

Encourage your kids to build teams of friends – HS students earn community service hours , more hours if they organize the group.

Let’s all help clear away the litter that’s accumulated, and restore our beautiful Dover roads.

Sign up to organize your favorite stretch of road, or find out who’s organizing in your neighborhood, contact:

Amy Wilcox
Tracy Boehme
Dover Recycling Committee
Phone: 617 694 8815


Annual Census/Dog License Notice

The Town Clerk would like to remind Dover residents that the Annual Town Census was mailed to all residents during the first week of January and is due back 10 days from receipt.  Please return your form promptly to help save the Town money and time.

Dog license renewal forms were also mailed during the first week of January and are due to the Town Clerk’s office by March 1, 2014.  If your dog is not licensed by April 15, a $25 late fee will be imposed.  In order to license your dog, you must have an up-to-date rabies certificate.