Town Meeting

2018 Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will be held Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Dover Sherborn Regional High School Alan Mudge Auditorium.

For information pertaining to the 2018 Annual Town Meeting please click here.


Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The Town of Dover Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Medfield Town Garage, Route 27, 55 Meadow Road, Medfield, MA.  Dover residents should make sure to drive a vehicle that has a Dover Transfer Station Sticker on the windshield.


Planning Board Public Hearing

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on March 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM  to consider an application by Verizon Wireless to install Small Wireless Facilities to utility poles in three locations in Dover. A copy of the plans are available  here.

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on March 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM  to consider amendments to Section 185-46 of the Zoning Bylaw concerning wireless communications. Information can be found on the page for Annual Town Meeting Info.



Dover Board of Health Annual Rabies Clinic at the Town Garage

On Saturday April 7, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 pm, the Dover Board of Health will sponsor its annual Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs.  There is a $10.00 fee for each vaccination.  Dogs must be on a leash; cats must be in a carrier.  Please note:  All rabies certificates are issued for one year unless a copy of a previous vaccination certificate that qualifies for three years is presented at the clinic.


A Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates for Town of Dover Elected Positions was held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Town House.  As an alternative, anyone who would like to run for office may be named on the ballot by submitting properly certified nomination papers to the Town Clerk. These nomination papers must be submitted to the Board of Registrars by Monday, April 2, 2018 no later than 1:00 pm.

The following positions will be open for this year’s election:

CAUCUS 2018 Term Years Number of Positions
Moderator 1 1
Selectman 3 1
Assessor 3 1
Dover School Committee 3 1
D/S Regional School Committee 3 1
Library Trustee 3 2
Cemetery Commissioner 3 1
Planning Board 5 1
Board of Health 3 1
Park and Recreation 3 2

Please call the Town Clerk at 508-785-0032 ext. 226 with any questions.


town_sealAnnual Town Census and Dog Licensing

The Dover Town Clerk would like to remind all residents that the Annual Town Census was sent out in the beginning of January, and was due back ten days from receipt.  Please send your signed forms back now!  If you cannot find your form, please call the Town Clerk’s office to request another one.

Dog licensing forms were also mailed at the beginning of January.  2017 dog licenses expire on March 1st.  Licenses renewed after April 15th will incur a $25 late fee in addition to the licensing fee.  In order to license your dog, you must have an up-to-date rabies certificate.  You can license your dog by mail, or by coming into the Town Clerk’s office.

recycBeyond the Bin Recycling Directory

The Dover Recycling Committee webpage now has a link to Beyond the Bin Recycling  Directory ( maintained by the Mass DEP. This easy-to-use website allows you to plug in an item and find out what local for-profit and non-profit organizations are close by to accept your items. For those items that are not recycled at the Dover Transfer Station, this information will help you reduce your trash while meeting the goals of the 3 E initiative: it’s good for the economy, the environment and yours and Dover’s expenses.