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Town Statistics Summary, Year 2000
Town of Norfolk
130th Annual Report
Year ending December 31, 2000

Settled:  1678
Incorporated:  1870
Population:  9,126
MCI Population:  1,397
Area:  15 Square Miles
Location:  20 miles south of Boston, 22 miles north of Providence, RI
Bounded by:  Foxboro, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Walpole, and Wrentham
Elevation:  220 feet
Voters:  5,726
Tax rate:  $14.69 per $1,000
Valuation:  $824,838,780
Property Classification:
95% Residential
3% Commercial
1% Industrial
1% Personal
Single family dwellings:  2,716
Form of government:  Open town meeting, Board of Selectmen
Paved road miles:  75 miles

Area hospitals:

Caritas/Norwood Hospital, Norwood
Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro
Milford-Whitinsville Regional Hospital, Milford


The Federated Church of Norfolk - Interdenominational
St. Jude's - Catholic
Emmanuel - Baptist

Library: 139 Main Street, 528-3380

Hours of Operation:

Sunday  1pm - 5pm (Mid Oct. - April)
Monday  2pm - 9pm
Tuesday  10am - 9pm
Wednesday  10am - 9pm
Thursday  10am - 9pm
Friday  CLOSED
Saturday  10am - 4pm
Saturday  10am - 2pm (July & August)

Qualifications for registration as voters: Must be 18 years of age, American born or naturalized. Registration: Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm at Town Clerk's office. Special evening sessions for registration of voters held by Registrars preceding elections.

Absentee Voting: All elections, Town Hall, 528-1400

Dog Licenses: All licenses expire December 31. A dog must be licensed if over 6 months old. Please show evidence of rabies inoculation.

Spayed female and neutered male $6.00
Female and male $10.00
Late fee after May 1 $25.00

Tax bills: Tax bills are paid quarterly. First payment is due on August 1st, second payment is due on November 1st, third payment is due February 1st, and the fourth payment is due May 1st or thirty days from mailing of bill, whichever is latest. Motor vehicle excise bills and water bills are due thirty days from date of issue.

Transfer station: You must be a legal resident of Norfolk and must purchase a decal for your vehicle in order to use the Transfer Station. Decals may be purchased at the Transfer Station during normal hours of operation.

Transfer station hours:

Wednesday summer hours (4/1 to 9/30)  11:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday winter hours (10/1 to 3/31)  9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday  8:00am - 4:00pm


H. Olive Day School  Pre K-2 grades
Freeman/Centennial  3-6 grades
King Philip Regional Junior High  7-8 grades
King Philip Regional Senior High  9-12 grades
Tri County Vocational Regional Technical School  9-12 grades
Norfolk County Agricultural School  9-12 grades

No school signals:

All schools  Fire whistle blows at 6:30am
Elementary schools only  Fire whistle blows at 7:00am


MBTA rail service daily to Boston
Two taxi companies

Regional Government


Deval Patrick

Senators in Congress:

John F. Kerry
Paul G. Kirk

Representative in Congress:

Barney Frank

State Senator:

Scott Brown

State Representative:

Richard Ross

County Commissioners:

Francis W. O'Brien
John M. Gillis
Peter H. Collins

Sheriff Norfolk County:

Michael Bellotti

Norfolk District Attorney:

William R. Keating


Norfolk Town Hall, One Liberty Lane, Norfolk MA 02056  Phone: 508-528-1408
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