TOWN HALL OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AS OF 12/16/2021
Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, the Dalton Town Hall Offices and the Highway Department will be closed to the public, until further notice. Call 413-684-6111 to reach a specific department or if you have any questions. Click HERE for a list of the new department extensions. There are two mail boxes available for you to drop off payments or any correspondence.
We appreciate your understanding and we wish you all Happy Holidays!
Real Estate Tax Exemptions
A Real Estate Tax Exemption is a reduction in taxes due to personal circumstances and qualifications. Applicants must file annually and meet the requirements each year to be considered for an Exemption. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office or online-
Veteran Exemption (Clause 22)
Senior over 65 Exemption (Clause 41C)
Blind Person Exemption (Clause 37A)
Surviving Spouse Exemption (Clause 17D)
Completed applications are due to the Assessor’s Office by April 1st. Please view this Summary and Guideline Insert for a quick summary and guidelines for qualification. Contact the Board of Assessors with any questions, 413-684-6111 ext. 205 or 206.
Berkshire Benchmarks Survey
The Berkshire Benchmarks program (managed by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission) is surveying county residents to understand better the issues that affect county residents, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Berkshire22
Postcards are being mailed this week to every household in the county. Participants (over age 15) will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $50 gift cards. The survey closes February 15, 2022; paper copies are available upon request.
Congratulations on your retirement, Deb Merry!
After working for the Town of Dalton for 26 years, our Town Clerk, Deb Merry, will be retiring at the end of the year! We want to thank her for all she has done and we wish her the best!
Interested in Joining a Committee?
The Town of Dalton has numerous Boards, Committees and Commissions that serve to provide our Town with guidance, new ideas and knowledge. We depend on the participation and dedication of our residents to fill these boards. The following Committees are looking for volunteers:
- ADA Committee
- Beautification Commission
- Cultural Council
- Dalton Cable Advisory Committee
- Dalton Development and Industrial Commission (DDIC)
- Dalton Green Committee
- Memorial Day Committee
- Stormwater Management Commission
- Waste Management and Recycle Committee
If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please fill out the Committee Interest Form. If you would like more information or have any questions, please reach out to Alyssa Maschino at the Town Manager’s Office by calling 413-684-6111 ext. 202 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkshire Transit Survey
The Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) are working to improve Berkshire County’s transportation by inviting residents, students, employers, and employees to complete a brief survey. This 5-7 minute survey asks questions about a proposed shared-ride, on-demand service. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Big Y gift card. Please click HERE to to be taken to the survey, or visit www.berkshiretransitsurvey.com.
Application for FY23 Senior Tax Work-Off Program Are Now Available
The application for the Senior Tax Work-Off Program is now available. If interested, please review the guidelines to see if you qualify and return the completed application to the Assessors Office by March 31, 2022. Please contact the Senior Center with any questions, 413-684-2000. Click below to view the guidelines and application.
Sand Available for Dalton Residents
Sand for the Winter Season is available to Dalton Residents at Pinegrove Park. The sand pile is on the High Street side, directly across the street from Pine Grove Manor. Seniors who need assistance can call the Senior Center at 684-2000 to have a bucket of sand delivered to their home.
2021-2022 Winter Parking Ban
The Dalton Police Department is reminding the citizens of Dalton of the Winter Parking Ban, which will be in effect from November 15, 2021 through April 15, 2022. No parking is allowed on the streets between 1AM-6AM during this time.
Board of Health COVID-19 Memo- August 19, 2021
On August 19, 2021, the Dalton Board of Health released a memo regarding COVID-19 protocols. Click HERE to view the memo. This advice still stands.
Town of Dalton’s Community Choice Power Supply Program Consumer Notification
The Town of Dalton is pleased to announce that Dynegy Energy Services has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. Click HERE for more information.
Updated COVID-19 Guidelines and Resources
- What to do if you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19
- DESE/DPH Guidelines for Schools updated December 30, 2021
- COVID- 19 Prevention and Treatment
- Winter Advisory Regarding Face Coverings December 21, 2021
- Quarantine and Isolation January 4, 2022
- Schedule a vaccine appointment
- Elementary and Secondary Education Mask Requirement Extension
- Saturday, January 22, 2022 Vaccine/Booster Clinic at Berkshire Community College, Patterson Field House from 9:00 am -2:00 pm
- Free COVID Home Test kits
Annual Assessors Notice
Click HERE for the 2022 Assessors Notice
Updated Advisory Regarding Masks and Face Coverings- December 21, 2021
The Department of Public Health has released an UPDATED MASK ADVISORY for all residents, regardless of vaccination status, which recommends the use of a mask or face covering in indoor, public spaces. Residents are still required to wear face coverings in certain settings, including transportation and health care facilities. For more information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements
2022 Approved Grants from the Dalton Cultural Council
Every year, the Dalton Cultural Council makes grants to schools, organizations and individuals in the community. They have approved $9,219 in grants for 2022. Click HERE to see the list of recipients.
FY22 Tax Classification
The Assessors have provided an explanation of the tax rate and levy limit. THIS document also includes definitions of key terms and a description of Dalton’s financial position.
New Phone Extensions
The departments in the Town Hall, Police Department, Senior Center, Library and Highway Department have new phone extensions. Please note, the main phone numbers have not changed. When calling, listen to the auto attendant prompt to choose the correct department. Please call Town Hall with any questions, 413-684-6111.
Click HERE to view a list of the new extensions.
Dalton business awarded $630K from MassWorks Award
The Baker-Polito Administration announced that The Stationery Factory has been awarded $630K from the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. This grant will be used to make space for a new tenant, Lymphedivas. This state program is in its first year and The Stationery Factory was awarded the 4th highest amount. Click HERE to view the article from iBerkshires.
Town of Dalton Video
Click HERE to see to see a promotional video of the Town of Dalton.
Community Choice Power Supply Program
The Town of Dalton developed this Aggregation Plan in compliance with Massachusetts Law regarding public aggregation of electric consumers. It contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding and policies of the Town’s Plan.
LTC and FID Licenses by Appointment Only
The Dalton Police Department processes firearms by appointment only. Please click HERE or call 684-0300 for more information.
Donation of Body Armor received for K9 Max
The Dalton Police Department’s K9 Max has received a bullet and stab protective vest from the non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Click HERE for more details.
Dalton Intersection Improvement Project
For more information regarding the Intersection Improvement Project at Routes 8 and 9 (Main Street) at South Street and at West Housatonic Street in Dalton, please click HERE.
COVID-19 State of Emergency- March, 2020
Click HERE to view the full Declaration of Emergency issued by the Town of Dalton in March, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.