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Fire Water Flow Tests – 4/25

A fire water flow tests will be conducted on Saturday, April 25th beginning @ 8:00 a.m. at 3 RIVERSIDE DRIVE. Water may be discolored for a period of time in the River Rd., North Street Areas. To help alleviate the discoloration problem, please run your outside faucet(s) until the water clears.

A fire water flow test will also be conducted on Saturday, April 25th beginning @ 10:00 a.m. in the SOUTH MAIN STREET AREA. Water may be discolored for a period of time in the SURROUNDING AREAS. To help alleviate the discoloration problem, please run your outside faucet(s) until the water clears.

Zero Waste Day – 5/2

The 2015 “Zero Waste Day” will take place rain or shine on Saturday, May 2nd from 9am, to 12pm at the Brickstone Square lower parking lot. More Information

2015 Annual Town Meeting Information

The 2015 Annual Town Meeting will be held on May 4th and 5th, and May 11th and 12th (if additional nights are needed) at the J. Everett Collins Center Auditorium, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road. The meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. each night.

A shuttle bus will be available to take voters to and from the parking lots to the Auditorium on the first two nights of the Town Meeting (May 4 and 5). Shuttle service will start at 6:15 pm. Entry is through the lobby of the Auditorium. Voters must check in at their precinct table.

To avoid delays at check in, it is recommended that voters know their precinct before arriving at Town Meeting. Click here to find out your precinct. The Finance Committee Report will be mailed to each household in Andover two weeks prior to Town Meeting. Questions may be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 623-8255 or via e-mail to

Curbside Yard Waste/Leaf Collection

The 2015 Spring Curbside Yard Waste/Leaf Collection will take place between April 21st and May 30th. More Information

Affordable Housing Opportunities

14 Single-Family & Duplex Units – Northfield Commons

4 Townhouse Units - Taylor Cove

Report a Pothole to Public Works

To report a pothole in the town of Andover please e-mail or call (978) 623-8426 and provide the following information: Your Name; Your Phone Number; Street Name and Street Number (approximate) where the pothole is located. Your request will be addressed as soon as weather conditions and work priorities permit.

BoomerVenture Spring Programs

New classes are beginning at the Center at Punchard and BoomerVenture. The current session runs from February 23 through May 15. Register now on-line or by mail or walk-in.
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Committee Members Needed

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Andover currently has approximately 31 appointed commissions, councils, and committees with members typically serving three-year terms. Click here for more information on vacancies and how to apply.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The Town of Andover is now using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System for important telephone notifications. CodeRED is a fast communication service allowing the Town to notify citizens of an emergency or important situation. Please register today by clicking here. More Information

2015 Dog License Renewals & Late Fees

If your dog has not yet been licensed, please come into the Town Clerk’s office from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Dog license renewals received on or after March 1 will be charged a cumulative monthly administrative fee of $5 per month. The underlying renewal fee is $14 for intact dogs and $13 for spayed or neutered dogs with proof from a veterinarian. Do not assume that the Town has your dog’s spay or neuter information on file as this information is now required under a recent change in state law.

You may also register through the mail by sending a check payable to the Town of Andover, a current certificate of rabies vaccination, and proof of spay or neuter to the Town Clerk’s Office, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810. If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s office at (978) 623-8255.

Town Offices - 36 Bartlet St, Andover, MA 01810   (978) 623-8200
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