Where is the splash pad located, and when is it open?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The splash pad is located at Hopewell Park in Taunton. The Splash Pad will be operational from June 22nd to September 7th. The operating hours are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

what are civic points?

Official Answer DPW Receptionist

Laurel a user earns Civic Points for the actions taken on the site. Civic Points are a way to quantify how civically engaged you are.

How do I request a proclamation or citation?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can request a proclamation or citation by filling out an online form at taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Mayor/recrequest within 10 business days before the print or event deadline.

How do I apply for fuel assistance?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Please visit the Human Services Department web page at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_HumanServices/fuelassist.

Where do I get sand bags?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Salt and sand is available at the Operations Center at the DPW located at 90 Ingell Street.

 What can I do with button and lithium batteries?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Button and lithium batteries are now recycleable free of charge at the landfill.

Where can I find information on the Taunton School Department?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can go to tauntonschools.org for more information on the school department. Or you can go to the Taunton Public Schools building located at 215 Harris Street.

What is my weekly curbside Recycling limit?

Official Answer City of Taunton

No limit, we encourage you to recycle at much as possible.

How do I register to vote?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can register to vote at the temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street. You can also contact the registrar of voters at 508-821-1044.

What can I do with household cooking oil?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can bring it to the landfill free of charge. Call the Taunton landfill at 508-824-4444 for more information.

How do I obtain a copy of a birth certificate, death certificate or marriage license? How much does it cost?

Official Answer City of Taunton

To obtain a copy of any of that information, you must go to the City Clerk's office located at the Temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street during operating hours. To obtain a small copy of a birth certificate, the cost is $7. To obtain a c...Read more »

Can pizza boxes and any other food, contaminated items be put in the recycle bin?

Official Answer City of Taunton

No, they are considered trash and must be disposed in the garbage.

Where can I purchase a compost bin?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Compost bins are available to purchase at the DPW located at 90 Ingell Street.

What do I do with my old Christmas tree?

Official Answer City of Taunton

There will be a Christmas tree collection the first Saturday of January.

How do I report an issue online?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can go to the City of Taunton website and report the issue through See Click Fix, or download the See Click Fix app on a mobile device.

How do I reach the Taunton Anonymous Tip Line?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can reach the Taunton Anonymous Tip Line at 508-824-5493.

Where is the Zoning Department located?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The Zoning Department is located at 15 Summer Street in the Annex Building behind City Hall.

Where is the Water Department located? Where is the Water Treatment Plant located?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The Taunton Water Department is located on 90 Ingell Street. The Taunton Water Treatment Plant is located on 91 Precinct Street Lakeville, MA.

Who should I call to get my street repainted?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Call the DPW Operations Center 90 Ingell Street (508-821-1431).

Who do I report abandoned trash to?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Please feel free to contact the Department of Public Worksat 508-821-1431. If you are witness to trash being abandoned, please phone the police department with your information at 508-824-7522.

How do I pay my bill for excise, personal property, real estate and/or water tax?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can pay any of those bills through the city of Taunton website. You can click "Online Payments" under the Citizen Action Center tab on the homepage on the top right side. Or you can mail it to the Tax Collector's office at 15 Summer ...Read more »

How do I purchase a Cemetery Lot?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact the Taunton Department of Parks, Cemeteries, and Public Grounds Department at 508-821-1415.

How do I arrange for a special trash pickup for a large item?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You may put out one large item per household every week next to your trash.

Where can I get my dog licensed? How much does it cost?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can get your dog licensed at the City Clerk's office located at the Temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street. The annual license fee for a dog that is not fixed is $12. A dog that is neutered or spayed costs an annual fee of $10. If you...Read more »

Does Taunton have rent control?

Official Answer City of Taunton

No, Taunton does not control the rent of any residential rental property in Taunton.

What streets will be paved in the 2016 fiscal year?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Crane Ave South, Cooper Square, East Broadway, Fern Street, Main Street, Middleboro Ave, Monica Street, Myles Standish, Old Colony Ave, Purchase Street, and High Street are expected to be paved in the 2016 fiscal year.

My boulevard tree needs to be trimmed, who do I contact?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can contact the Department of Parks, Cemeteries, and Public Grounds at 508-821-1415.

How do I get on a list for low income housing?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The Taunton Housing Authority participates in the Massachusetts Centralized Waiting List. You can pick up an application for Section 8 by visiting the THA Administrative Office on 30 Olney Street. You can also download the application fr...Read more »

When is curbside yard waste pickup?

Official Answer City of Taunton

There are special Yard Waste pick-ups, in the fall and spring. The pickup dates will be advertised in the newspapers and cable television or you can call the DPW Operation Center (508-821-1431).

What Department do I need to get a water heater inspected?

Official Answer City of Taunton

To get a water heater inspected, you can fill out an inspection request form through the Building Department at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_WebDocs/inspection.

When is trash pickup?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can find your street's trash pickup day on the Department of Public Works web page at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_PublicWorks/pickupday.pdf. Trash and Recycling may be place out for collection after 5:00P.M. the night b...Read more »

Does Taunton have a landfill? Where is it located? What are the hours?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Taunton does have a landfill located at 340 East Britannia Street. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm, and Saturday 7:00am to 12:00pm.

How do I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact the Taunton Police Department at 508-824-7522.

I want to rent my home. Do I need to have a housing inspection?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Yes, you are obligated under certain circumstances to have the Taunton Board of Health inspect and verify that the apartment meets State Sanitary Code and safety standards prior to re-renting. Call the Taunton Board of Health at 508-821-...Read more »

How do I report my street not being plowed?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Call the DPW Operations Center 90 Ingell Street (508-821-1431).

Can I have a campfire in any of the town parks?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The use of open fire, grills, barbecues, or any other gas, electric or fire cooking device is prohibited at all locations.

How can I reserve a park for birthday parties or other events?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can apply to reserve a public park through the Department of Parks, Cemeteries, and Public Grounds. Please visit http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Parks/index.

How do I get a crime report?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Police Reports may be obtained from the Records Office. The Records Office is located in the lobby of the Police Station and is open Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. Requests for reports may be made in perso...Read more »

How do I get a Building Permit?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Please visit the Taunton Building Department Website at http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Building/permits

What is the address for City Hall?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Temporary City Hall is located at 141 Oak Street.

When and where are the local farmers markets?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The local Farmer's Market operates from 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Church across from the Taunton Police Station. Read more »

When does the Taunton City Council meet?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The City Council meets at the Temporary City Hall at 141 Oak Street every Tuesday at 7pm.

How do I obtain a recycling bin?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can get a recycling bin at the Department of Public Works Operations Center located at 90 Ingell Street.

Do I need a permit to use or store propane?

Official Answer City of Taunton

This depends on the amount of propane stored. To find out if you need a permit, you can call the Taunton Fire Prevention Office at 508-821-1543.

Can I get an electronic copy of the new tax map for the consolidated town?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can obtain an electronic copy on the city of Taunton Engineering Department web page. Go to http://www.taunton-ma.gov/Pages/TauntonMA_Engineer/index

I live in a rental house/apartment. Does my landlord have to supply me with heat?

Official Answer City of Taunton

The owner must provide and maintain in good operating condition the facilities for heating every habitable room and every room containing a toilet, shower or bathtub to such temperature as required by 105. CMR 410. 201.

How often do city trees get pruned? How do I request a city tree be pruned?

Official Answer City of Taunton

City trees are pruned throughout year. To request a pruning or trim of a City tree, call the Taunton Department of Public Works (DPW) at 508-821-1431.

Who do we contact if there is a safety concern about the well-being and living conditions of an elderly neighbor?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Please contact the Elder Outreach Program at 508-821-1425 immediately to report the concern. Call 911 if this is an emergency situation.

I own a business in Taunton. Am I required to have a fire inspection?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Yes, you are required to have a fire inspection upon changing of ownership. To find out how often you need an inspection, call the Taunton Fire Prevention Office at 508-821-1543.

Who do I report frozen pipes to?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact DPW at 508-821-1431 during normal business hours. After hours contact the Taunton Police 508-824-7522. 

How do I find the location of a relative or loved one buried within a city cemetery?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Contact the Department of Parks, Cemeteries and Public Grounds at 508-821-1415.

How do I report a missing or damaged street sign, or other issues related to traffic signage?

Official Answer City of Taunton

Call the Taunton Department of Public Works at 508-821-1431.

How does a neighborhood get a stop sign and lane markers for busy dangerous street where kids play?

Official Answer City of Taunton

You can call the Taunton Department of Public Works at 508-821-1431.

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