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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Local Census and Dog Licensing Information


The Amherst Town Clerk's office has several timely reminders to share with our community members. 

The Town Clerk’s Office would like to inform you that the 2021 Annual Street Listing (Census) will soon be arriving in your mailbox in accordance with MGL Ch. 51, Section 4(c). Compliance with this State requirement provides: 

  • proof of residence,
  • protection of voting rights,
  • veteran’s bonus,
  • housing for the elderly and related benefits, 
  • and information for the selection of jurors. 

This annual census is not the same as the 2020 Federal Census that was recently conducted, so please make sure to sign and return this form within ten (10) days of receipt to ensure the above benefits.  If you have lost your form, you can download and fill out a blank Amherst Census 2021 form here.

You may also license your dog by using the back of the census form per the instructions on the form.  To renew your dog license online, please visit: Dog licenses expire March 31, 2021 and must be renewed by May 31, 2021 to avoid a late fee.

Also, the Town Clerk would like to remind all Amherst board, committee and commission members that the Conflict of Interest summary and online training documents are due soon (summary by Feb 5, 2021 and training by April 5, 2021) as per the State Ethics Commission.  These documents can be emailed to:

Questions on any of the above? Email or call (413) 259-3035

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