The Town Administrator is also a member of the International City/County Management Association.
The Assessors are required by Massachusetts Law to list and value all real and personal property. The valuations are subject to ad valorem taxation. Assessed values in Massachusetts are based on “full and fair cash value’, or 100% percent of fair market value.
The mission for the Georgetown Board of Health is to protect the health and safety of our residents and those who visit our town.
The Building Services department is responsible for providing a full range of services to the citizens of Georgetown. Services include the issuance of permits, review of plans, and field inspection of projects. The individual inspectors are responsible for ensuring work sites are inspected and that all work being performed is in compliance with Massachusetts State Codes, Federal Guidelines and the Town of Georgetown's bylaws.
The main objectives of the Georgetown Council on Aging are to advocate on behalf of older adults, to identify their needs, to develop and implement services to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum independence and to improve their quality of life.
In Georgetown the Conservation Commission is composed of seven appointed Commissioners, an Agent and an Assistant Agent/Administrator. The Commission is responsible for applying the State and Local Regulations/Bylaws based on the Wetland Protection Act in the process of building / renovation projects which may affect protected resources. The process has a number of steps, which are listed on our web site. If a project does fall within the regulatory domain of the Commission a hearing will be initiated upon the submission of the appropriate forms.
It is the mission of the Members of the Georgetown Fire Department to provide the highest level of service and professionalism to the Community. We, as a united team, shall respond to a wide variety of Fire, Rescue and Emergency calls in a timely manner. The image of a dedicated, skilled, honest, proud, loyal and cohesive group is a common thread in all the members.
it is also our mission to minimize and prevent fire from occurring through fire prevention and public education, and to come to the aid of the sick and injured by responding with certified EMT's and First responders, and also, participating within the community in a wide variety of activities put forth by Georgetown Fire Department.
The Highway Department is responsible for: 65 miles of roadways and 25 miles of sidewalks, grass mowing of parks, 900+ drainage structures/appurtenances and associated piping, bridges and culverts, all traffic signs and pavement markings, street sweeping, tree removal and trimming, roadside brush cutting, and snow/ice removal
Your community library, providing books, movies, information, quality childrens' programs and a whole lot more!
The Georgetown Light Department is a municipal electric utility that has been serving the ratepayers of the Town of Georgetown since December of 1912.
The mission of the Georgetown Planning Department is to ensure the orderly growth and development of the Town through sound planning practices and through the implementation of the recommendations of the Master Plan.
" Our primary mission is to enforce the laws of society, maintain order within the community, protect life and property, and to assist the public at large in a manner consistent with the rights and dignity of all persons as provided for by the law under the constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts."
The Georgetown Public School District is dedicated to educating all students to their fullest potential so that they may become responsible, tolerant, and successful individuals.
The Tax Collector is responsible for providing timely and efficient service to all taxpayers and customers of the Town. The Collector’s Office issues and collects all bills, as well as posts, records, and updates all accounts daily. We enforce all laws pertaining to collections according to Massachusetts General Laws.
The mission of the Town Clerk is to record and maintain vital records for Birth, Death and Marriage. Issue Marriages licenses and Dog licenses. To issue permits for Burial, Raffles and Bazaars. To issue Business Certificates and register voters, hold Town Meeting and all Elections.
The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for all cash management activities for the Town. This department handles all disbursements for accounts payable and payroll funds. The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for the benefits administration for all town employees. Enforcing the collection of delinquent property taxes (tax title) is also a function of this office.
The department advocates for veterans on issues at the local, state and federal level, interacts with elected and appointed officials on many issues, and works with town organizations such as the Council on Aging, housing authority, veterans organizations, historical society and graves registration officers in serving the community.
The Georgetown Water Department (GWD) strives to operate and maintain the municipal water system cost-effectively and conservatively; while providing a safe, clean, and abundant water supply to residents and businesses for their daily needs and fire protection. Rates are established and reviewed regularly to ensure that anticipated operating costs, emergency system repairs, and necessary capital improvements can be funded with a fiscally-responsible approach.
The Zoning Board of Appeals adjudicates requests placed before them. The ZBA is a quasi-judicial body that operates under the authority of Chapter 40A of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Georgetown Zoning Bylaws Chapter 165 for the purpose of promoting health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the Town of Georgetown