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2015 Dog License Information

The 2015 Dog Licenses were mailed December 12th. Residents are now able to renew their dog’s registration at the Town Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Renewals will also be accepted through the mail by sending a check payable to the Town of Andover along with the required documentation to the Town Clerk's Office, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810.

The fee for spayed or neutered dogs is now $13.00 with proof from a veterinarian. Intact dogs are $14.00. All dogs must have proof of a current rabies vaccination. The Town’s renewal notice will indicate the information we have on file regarding rabies vaccination expiration and gender. If our information is not accurate, supplemental documentation from a veterinarian is required. All supporting documents will be returned to the pet owner.

Renewals received after February 27th will be assessed a cumulative administrative fee of $5.00 per month.

AYS Tree Lot Now Open

The Andover Youth Services’ annual Tree Lot is now open through December 22nd. Hours are: Mon-Fri, 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm; and Sat & Sun, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Proceeds will be used to help support AYS programs. More Information

Child Car Seat Safety Event – 12/19

The Andover Police Department is sponsoring a child car seat safety event on Friday, December 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Public Safety Center, 32 North Main Street. Certified car seat technicians will be on hand to show how to properly install your child safety seat. No appointment is necessary. Open to residents and the general public.

Winter Safety Information

Ice & Cold Water Safety
Safe Winter Driving Tips
Holiday Safety Tips
General Heating Safety
Chimney & Wood Stove Safety
Space Heaters
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Smoke Alarms

Help Keep Catch Basins Clear

Andover has over 3,000 water catch basins and storm drains. Leaves and debris get washed into them during heavy rain events. Public works crews work diligently to keep the town’s drainage infrastructure clear. Residents are encouraged to lend a hand to clear basins/drains in their neighborhood, when it is safe to do so. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Snowstorm Parking Ban Rules

During a Snowstorm Parking Ban, as declared by the Andover Police Department, there will be no parking allowed on any streets in Andover, except for public safety, public works and public utility vehicles. Also, no vehicles shall be parked or positioned at anytime in such a manner as to interfere with snow removal and sanding operations. Vehicles in violation of these rules shall be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Snowstorm parking bans will be announced on two public access television stations (Comcast Ch. 22 and Verizon Ch. 45) and posted on the Town website at Residents may also call the Highway Department at 978-623-8426, ext. 11, to find out if a ban has been declared. The parking bans will remain in effect until the notices are removed.

Curbside Leaf Collection Ended - 12/5

Curbside leaf collection began on Monday October 20th and ended on Friday December 5th. Fall collection is always the five weeks before Thanksgiving, skips the week of Thanksgiving and finishes up the week following Thanksgiving. More information may be found on page 2 of the Recycling Trash Guide. More Information

BoomerVenture Winter Programs

Don’t hibernate this winter! New classes are beginning at the Center at Punchard and BoomerVenture. The current session runs from November 24 to February 13. Register now on-line or by mail or walk-in.
More Information

Snow Plow Contractors Wanted

The Town of Andover is looking for skilled, qualified and experienced drivers with their own plow truck to provide plowing services for the winter of 2014-2015. Drivers must be responsible for an assigned route and follow all conditions as set forth by the Town of Andover in the "Requirements for Hire Form". Drivers must have experience with snow removal, must be able to respond when needed, 24/7. Call-out time for plowing is determined by the Highway Superintendent or his designee.

Sub-contractors must possess the following to be considered:
- Valid Massachusetts Drivers License.
- Commercial Plates.
- Clean Driving Record from RMV.
- Vehicles with a minimum of 19,000 GVW or larger. Pickups will not be considered.

Interested parties are to respond to this advertisement. Please include all available equipment to be considered. If equipment meets the Town's needs, a Snow Contractor Package including Requirements for Hire will be e-mailed back. Call 978-623-8350, x513 or

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

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.

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