September 2015

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The Town and City Halls layer shows the location of 355 primary executive offices, including town or city halls and annexes. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) GIS Program in cooperation with the Regional Planning Agencies and participating communities created the data as part of the development of Homeland Security Data Layers.

Stored in the ArcSDE, the layer is named TOWNHALLS_PT_MEMA.


MEMA GIS staff used the data and geocoded the town hall addresses. Regional planning agency data was used to update the production layer, which was then reviewed for completeness and accuracy by MEMA using Pictometry, parcel databases and by calling towns. MEMA and MassGIS staff then performed a final quality assurance of point locations and attribute values.


The layer's point attribute table contains the following fields:
NAME Name of facility
ADDRESS_1 Street address 1
ADDRESS_2 Other Address, PO BOX, Rear, Unit, etc.
CITY City or town name
ZIP 5-digit ZIP Code
AREACODE Telephone Area Code
TELEPHONE Telephone number
SOURCE Attribute source
L_SRC Location source
L_DATE Location date


MEMA will provide any updates to MassGIS. Please send any corrections or updates to:

Desiree Kocis
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Framingham, MA 01702
508-820-2011 (voice)   

In April 2013 the point for Norwood Town Hall was moved to the center of the building. The same was done for the West Boylston town hall point in September 2015.

Last Updated 9/1/2015