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Street Opening Permits Delayed

Due to the severe winter and continued cold weather, the Department of Municipal Services has postponed the start date for the issuance of Street Opening Permits for all non-emergency work in town streets. The date to start work has been tentatively postponed until Monday, April 6th. Contractors should be advised that a determination of conditions will be made on March 30th, at which time it will be decided if this start date will need to be pushed back further to possibly April 13th. For more information, please contact Municipal Services at or 978-623-8350. More Information

Report a Pothole

To report a pothole in the town of Andover please e-mail or call (978) 623-8426 and provide the following information: Your Name; Your Phone Number; Street Name and Street Number (approximate) where the pothole is located. Your request will be addressed as soon as weather conditions and work priorities permit.

Wooden Window Restoration Seminar – 4/1

Learn how your old windows can be restored and made more energy efficient. Thomas Barber of Thomas Barber Restoration and Construction will give a one hour talk and demonstration at the start of the BallardVale Historic District Commission monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:00PM. The meeting will be held in Memorial Hall on the 2nd floor of the Library. The public is welcome and no reservations are required. For questions, please contact Diane Derby at or 978-475-0125

Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic - 4/11

The Andover Animal Hospital will conduct the annual rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, April 11th at its office at 233 Lowell Street. The clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost of the vaccination will be $12.00 per animal. All animals should be leashed or restrained.

Current signed rabies vaccination certificate required for three year vaccination. Otherwise, the vaccination will be good for only one year. If residents have not yet licensed their dogs for 2015, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office for further information at 978-623-8255 or

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.

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

2015 Dog License Renewals & Late Fees

If your dog has not yet been licensed, please come into the Town Clerk’s office from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Dog license renewals received on or after March 1 will be charged a cumulative monthly administrative fee of $5 per month. The underlying renewal fee is $14 for intact dogs and $13 for spayed or neutered dogs with proof from a veterinarian. Do not assume that the Town has your dog’s spay or neuter information on file as this information is now required under a recent change in state law.

You may also register through the mail by sending a check payable to the Town of Andover, a current certificate of rabies vaccination, and proof of spay or neuter to the Town Clerk’s Office, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810. If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk’s office at (978) 623-8255.

BoomerVenture Spring Programs

New classes are beginning at the Center at Punchard and BoomerVenture. The current session runs from February 23 through May 15. Register now on-line or by mail or walk-in.
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Winter Safety Information

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

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.

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