223tornado1Storm Update

Last night’s storm brought down a few trees and limbs, but roads are open and passable. Please call the Highway Department at 508-785-0058 with any roadway concerns.

Power outages have also been reported, and questions should be directed to Eversource at 800-592-2000 . A live outage map of locations can be viewed here: https://outagemap.eversource.com/external/default.html



Dover Special Recycling Weekend and Food Drive

The Dover Recycling Committee is offering FREE recycling for specialized items on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 at the Transfer Station on Powisset Street.  This will include a Food Drive to benefit our local emergency food pantry – A Place To Turn.

Items for recycling are accepted only from Dover residential property –nothing is permitted from commercial sites.  Dover Transfer Station RED vehicle stickers are required to participate in this event.  Staff will be available to provide you with a new sticker at that time.

  • Document shredding will occur only on Saturday, 10/19 from 9AM-12PM, or until the truck has been filled. Residents may bring up to 5 boxes of personal/sensitive documents to be shredded on site by an industrial-grade document shredding truck.  Jay Hughes of Dover Country Properties has again generously provided the financial support for the shredding.
  • Bikes Not Bombs will accept bicycles to be refurbished and reused by this non-profit only on Saturday from 9AM-12 PM. A $10 donation per bike to this non-profit is
  • Mattress and Box Springs will be accepted on both days from 9AM-3PM.
  • Automobile tires will be accepted on both days from 9AM-3PM.

Residents will also have the opportunity both days to donate non-perishable food to our local emergency food pantry – A Place to Turn. Please bring your NON-EXPIRED canned chicken, jelly, rice, pastas, soup, peanut butter, cereal, etc. to help your neighbors in need.

Green Communities AwardGreen Communities Award

We’re excited to announce that the Town of Dover has been awarded $109,142 by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to fund a variety of projects intended to promote energy efficiency and reduce the town’s energy costs. The Town was eligible for this grant award because of our designation as a Green Community, and it was made possible by the collaborative effort of the Capital Budget Committee, Town Planner, and other Town staff. The lists of projects is as follows:

• $7,845, Protective Services—Air sealing and insulation
• $28,606, Town House— Air sealing and insulation
• $1,359, Library— Air sealing and insulation
• $22,435, Protective Services — HVAC improvements
• $27,897, Town-wide— LED streetlight conversion
• $21,000, Protective Services — HVAC improvements


imagesImportant Notice from the Board of Assessors

Judy Sambor, a contractor who has been hired by the Board of Assessors, will be traveling throughout the Town of Dover from May through the beginning of December for the purpose of measuring and inspecting properties that have not been visited within the last ten years; properties for which building, plumbing, gas, or electrical permits have been issued; or properties that have undergone a physical change since June 30, 2018.  For your protection, please confirm that she is driving a 2009 gray Toyota RAV4 with Massachusetts registration number 6WL223.

The accuracy of the data collected in the field is critical to the valuation process and will help to guarantee that all taxpayers are responsible for only their fair share of the expenses of administering the town.

Your cooperation and assistance during these inspections is appreciated, and we apologize for any inconvenience you may encounter as a result of Ms. Sambor’s visit.  If you have any questions, please contact the Assessors’ office at 785-0032, ext. 223 or ext. 241.  For further confirmation of Ms. Sambor’s identity on a weekend, you may also telephone the Dover Police at 785-1130.  If you receive a card at your home, please call or email the office (assessor@doverma.org) to schedule an inspection.