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Town of Norfolk 132nd Annual Report

Town of Norfolk 132nd Annual Report Year ending December 31, 2002

MCI Population:1,738
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
Tax rate:$13.78 per $1,000
Property Classification:
95% Residential
3% Commercial
1% Industrial
1% Personal
Single family dwellings:2,825
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, 508-528-3380

Hours of Operation:
Sunday  1pm - 5pm (Mid Oct. - April)
Monday  2pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday  10am - 8:30pm
Wednesday  10am - 8:30pm
Thursday  10am - 8:30pm
Friday  CLOSED
Saturday  10am - 4pm
Saturday  10am - 2pm (July & August)


Absentee Voting: All elections, Town Hall,  508-528-1400


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 $10.00 

Female and male $15.00 

Late fee after May 1 $25.00


Qualifications for registration as voters: 

Must be 18 years of age, American born or naturalized. Registration: Monday through Wednesday 9am to 4pm, Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm and Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm at Town Clerk's office. Special evening sessions for registration of voters held by Registrars preceding elections.

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.


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


MBTA rail service daily to Boston One taxi company.

Regional Government

Governor: 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, Tel. 617-461-6105

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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