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Department of Public Works

Department of Public Works

The Town of Dalton Highway/Cemetery/Sewer Department is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of part of the town’s infrastructure: roads, sewers, drainage, cemeteries, and parks. The Highway department provides maintenance, plowing and sanding of streets, along with cleaning and improving sewer and drainage systems.

Check the Forms & Permits at the bottom of the page for downloadable applications and forms pertaining to this department.


Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notification

In January 2021, Governor Baker signed An Act Promoting Awareness of Sewage in Public Waters into law. This new law will make sure the public knows when untreated sewage flows into Massachusetts waters. This includes certain Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). MassDEP recognizes the importance of notifying the public when untreated sewage is released into our waters and has developed regulations to implement this law (314 CMR 16.00:)

IF you would like to receive these notifications please contact Jessica at 413-684-6115 or e-mail the following information to : Name, Address, Phone Number and carrier, e-mail address.

Sealer of Weights & Measures

The Sealer of Weights and Measures periodically checks all of the Town of Dalton businesses’ weights and measuring devices. This Department checks to be sure all meters, pumps, scales and measuring devices are accurate. Once accuracy is ascertained, the measuring devices, whether meters, pumps, scales, or weights, are sealed.

Snow Parking

The winter parking ban is in effect from November 15th to April 15th. Any cars parked at the side of any road between 1 and 6 a.m. may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Street Lights

If a street light goes out, call the Highway Department at 413-684-6115


The cemeteries in the Town of Dalton include Ashuelot, Main Street, Fairview, and East Main Street.

Directions from Main Street (Routes 8/9):

Ashuelot: located at end of Ashuelot Street. Take Park Avenue, then left on Ashuelot Street to end.

Main Street: located at corner of Main and Park Avenue. Enter from Main, Park, or take Flansburg Avenue from Main and then left on Willis Street.

Fairview: located on Curtis Street. Take Curtis from Main. Entrance is on left across from Pinegrove Park.

East Main Street: located on Main Street east of Depot Street. No longer used.

Cemetery Trustees

Cemetery matters are governed by the Cemetery Board of Trustees, whose 3 members are elected for a 3-year term. Current members are listed in the Elected Officers list maintained by the Town Clerk’s office. The trustees normally meet on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 am at the Main Street Cemetery office. You may contact the trustees at 413-684-6117.

Fees, Forms & Permits