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Town of Dalton

Dalton is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Dalton is a transition town between the urban and rural portions of Berkshire County. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,756 at the 2010 census.

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In late August, the state’s Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued a declaration of a Level 2 Significant Drought in all seven regions of the commonwealth.

Under Stage 2, restricted activities include outside water use in general, watering lawns and gardens, washing vehicles, and filling swimming pools. These activities are only permitted before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. and are limited to alternate days. Addresses ending in even numbers may water on even days of the month. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on odd days of the month.

These restrictions will be enforced by the Dalton Fire District Water Dept. and will include fines for violations. These include a verbal warning for the first violation; a written notice for the second violation; a $50 fine for the third violation; and $300 for subsequent violations.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the Dalton Fire District Water Dept. at (413)684-6124 or email

Public Comment Draft of the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the Dalton Hardwood Site

Old Dalton Hardwood Community Relations Plan

Important Notice: Due to COVID 19, The Dalton Senior Center remains closed for programs and office visits until further notice to support social distancing for the community and staff. All transportation services have been suspended and are not expected to resume until public buildings are allowed to open with business as normal.

Staff members are available by telephone Monday – Friday 8:00 am until 3:00 pm by calling 684-2000. If seniors have needs in the community, please contact staff to discuss, and identify possible solutions.

Please tune in to DCTV station 1301 on Monday (orientation), Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:00 am for Sue Jacobs Osteo-Exercise Class! This program is also available on Dalton Community Television’s YouTube Channel!

Dog Licenses

The Town Clerk would like to remind Dalton Residents that Dog Licenses are due on January 1, 2020.  Information offering the option of licensing by mail was included on the Annual Census Form.  Send the proper fees, proof of Spaying or neutering, and rabies documentation. These documents and fees can also be placed in the Drop Box on South Carson Avenue.

A $10 late fee will be charged as of February 1, 2020, so owners of unlicensed dogs after that date, must remember to add an additional $10 to the licensing check.

A $50 failure to license fine will also be imposed as of April 1, 2020 to those owners whose dogs remain unlicensed.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 413-684-6111 Extension 14 or 15.

North Berkshire Regional CDBG -CV Grant Application
Micro-enterprise Business Grant Opportunity

The Town of Adams, in partnership with Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, is preparing to submit a $850,000 regional Community Development Block Grant CDBG-CV grant application to MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The grant application is due on Friday, June 12. If awarded, this grant will provide assistance to a limited number of micro-enterprise businesses in south Berkshire County, on a first come, first served basis, where there are 5 or fewer employees and where the business owner(s) is low to moderate income, and where the business has been adversely impacted by Covid-19. The program will provide grants up to $10,000 for operating expenses such as rent, utilities and staffing, and other operating expenses.

This grant opportunity will be available to assist businesses in the following communities: Adams, Williamstown, Lanesborough, Cheshire, Dalton, Clarksburg, Florida, Peru, Savoy, Windsor, New Ashford, Hancock, and Hindsdale.

If you are a micro-enterprise business owner located in any of the 13 communities listed above, please take a few moments to fill in and submit the pre-application found in the link below. This will help in demonstrating the need and demand for the grant application. Please respond no later than 5:00 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!!



Dalton Community Electric Supplier