• Cities & towns, comprehensive information

    Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns.  This is your resource for accessing a wide range of official information -- community profiles, state aid (cherry sheets), official websites, and more -- specific to each city and town.
  • City & town hall phone numbers

    Telephone listings for various local government officials and departments (e.g. Board of Selectman, Board of Health, Public Library, Council on Aging, etc.) within each city and town.
  • City & town directory

    Directory from the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth; lists address and contact information for clerk, official website, and office hours, for each city/town hall. 

  • Asbestos projects in your community

    This site provides information about asbestos projects in Massachusetts. The projects listed are those that the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has been notified of and that are performed by Division of Occupational Safety (DOS) licensed contractors.

  • Beverage container redemption centers by community

    The following is a directory of locations registered as beverage container redemption centers with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These redemption centers will redeem beverage containers under the Massachusetts Bottle Deposit Law, but have the right to determine the types, sizes and brands they will accept. Please contact the redemption center nearest you for specific redemption policies and hours of operation.

  • Cities and towns map links to PDF file

    Locate any city or town in Massachusetts at one glance.
  • City/town locator

    With 351 cities and towns spread across Massachusetts, you may need some help matching them up with a region. Get started here.
  • Citizen's guide to Town Meetings

    The purest form of democratic governing is practiced in a Town Meeting. In use for over 300 years and still today, it has proven to be a valuable means for many Massachusetts taxpayers to voice their opinions and directly effect change in their communities.

  • Collection centers for hazardous household products

    Looking for a DEP (Department of Environmental Protection)-approved collection center in Massachusetts for hazardous household products? They're listed here, along with contact information.
  • Department of Housing and Community Development A-Z Index

  • Environmental resources and issues by community

    From wetlands to hazardous waste sites, communities across the state are working to safeguard health, foster sustainability and keep public spaces clean and litter-free. Select your town from the menu below, enter your ZIP Code, or use the clickable map to learn about the environmental resources and issues in your community.
  • Finance & grants

    Information for municipal accountants, assessors and other financial officials, as well as links to various grant programs.

  • Green communities

    The Green Communities Division empowers the Commonwealth's cities and towns to reduce their energy use and their carbon footprint on the journey towards healthier communities and stronger economies. Learn more about the Green Communities Division and what it is doing to help municipalities pursue energy efficiency measures, large renewable energy projects, and innovative methods that use less fossil fuel.
  • Highway projects under design & construction

    From the Berkshires to Boston, the Commonwealth plans, designs and constructs hundreds of projects each year to improve the Massachusetts road and bridge network. These projects are the product of close collaboration between federal agencies, state entities, regional planning agencies, communities and other important stakeholders.
  • Register to vote

    This information on how to register to vote is for Massachusetts residents only!  It answers many questions including who may register, when and where to register, what to do if your address has changed, and more.  

  • K-12 (kindergarten through 12th grade) education

    Find lists of public and private schools as well as nutritional and MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) information.

  • Local cultural councils

    Local Cultural Council logo
    The Local Cultural Council Program, the second largest grant program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is a grassroots complement to the agency's centralized grant programs. Allocations are made to all of Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns to support community cultural activities. The LCC Program is the most extensive system of its kind in the nation to support arts, sciences and humanities.
  • Marriage license requests

    Find out how to get married in Massachusetts, information on performing a marriage ceremony, and more.

  • Mercury product drop-off locations links to PDF file

    Recycle mercury safely.  Find a mercury product recycling drop-off location near you.  

  • Municipal airports (public use airports)

    Find a full list of Public-Use (municipal) airports through the Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT) along with links to their websites.
  • Public health data

    "Instant Topics" from the Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MassCHIP).
  • Public higher education campuses

    The Public Higher Education System comprises 29 campuses divided into three segments: 15 community colleges, nine state universities and the five University of Massachusetts' campuses. Explore links to campus websites, and view a map of campus locations.
  • Technology resources

  • The Clean Cities Program

    Clean Cities strives to advance the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption.
  • Volunteer in your community

    Learn about volunteer opportunities in Massachusetts including Connect and Serve, the statewide volunteer website that helps connect citizens with volunteer organizations in their communities.