Budgeting, Tax Rate Setting, Year End Financial Reports, Expenditure Controls, and Revenue Reporting.


The Board of Selectmen are the chief municipal officers of the Town. The Town Administrator is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to oversee the daily operations of the Town, advise and administer the policies and procedures of the Board, and enforce Town by-laws and actions passed at Town Meeting.

Affordable Housing

The Affordable Housing landing page will display any properties deemed affordable according to MGL Chapter 40B as well as a link to the Tyngsborough Housing Authority, which helps provide stable, quality affordable housing for low-income persons.

Agricultural Commission

The Agricultural Commission encourages the pursuit of agriculture in the Town of Tyngsborough. Click for more details.

Animal Control

The Animal Control Officer is  responsible for helping the public deal with problems caused by animals. This person also works with other local agencies, such as social services and law enforcement, to protect all members of families, both two-legged and four-legged.


The primary function of the Board of Assessors is to value all Real Estate and Personal Property within the Town of Tyngsborough.


The Building Department is responsible for the review, inspection and permitting for new construction and/or alterations to any structures within the Town.

Capital Asset Management Committee

The Capital Asset Management Committee provides a policy and systematic approach for creating and maintaining a capital asset and improvement program, and establishes criteria for establishing priority and scheduling of significant costly projects, improvements, or equipment included in the program.

Cemetery Commission

The Cemetery Commission oversees town cemeteries and maintains a database of cemetery records in conjunction with the Town Clerk.

Citizens’ Taxation Aid Committee

The Citizens Taxation Aid Committee is responsible for reviewing and making determinations on all applications for Tax Relief by residents of Tyngsborough.


Elections, Voter Registration, Census, Vital Records (Birth, Death, Marriage), Marriage Licenses, Business Certificates, Dog Licenses, Fishing/Hunting Licenses.


The Town Collector’s Office is responsible for the collection of all assessed taxes and charges in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws.

Commission on Disability 

Among other things, the Commission on Disability: (1) researches local problems of people with disabilities; (2) advises and assists municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws that affect people with disabilities; (3) coordinates programs designed to solve the problems of people with disabilities; (4) reviews and makes recommendations about policies/procedures in Tyngsborough as they affect people with disabilities; (5) provides information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, businesses and others in all matters pertaining to disability.

Community Preservation

The Community Preservation Act requires the town to create a Community Preservation Committee, consisting of members representing town committees.


Conservation Commissions are established under the provisions of the Massachusetts Conservation Commission Act (Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8C) for the “promotion and development of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources” of the Town.

Council on Aging

The Tyngsborough Council on Aging is an eleven member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management coordinates the emergency preparedness and planning of all town departments, residents and businesses using the resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to avert or to combat the effects of disaster, either natural or man-made locally.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee members are responsible for researching, advising and making recommendations to town meeting.


The Tyngsborough Fire Department provides a  range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Tyngsborough, from the adverse effects of Fire, Sudden Medical, or Exposure to Dangerous Conditions either natural or man made.


The Board of Health develops and maintains innovative programs to safeguard and improve the general health of the citizens of the Town.  Responsibilities include developing and promoting disease prevention and wellness programs as well as improving health education and environmental awareness.


Road Maintenance; Winter Operations; Street Signs; Traffic Signs. Street opening permits are issued through the Highway Department.

Historical Commission

The Historical Commission is responsible for maintaining relevant town artifacts and promoting the town’s unique history.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department assists employees and retirees with benefits information and handles recruitment efforts.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department handles all technology matters for the Town offices, Police, Fire, EMS, Council on Aging and Highway departments.


The Library is a forum for ideas and a source of information for the inspiration and enrichment of the entire Tyngsborough community.

Master Plan Committee

The Town of Tyngsborough will be updating its Master Plan in 2018-2019. This comprehensive document will be developed with the volunteer service of a committee that will use community and department input to identify goals, objectives, foundational principles, and standards to guide the short and long term growth and development of our community.


The Planning Board plays a major role with town development. They will will assist you with interpretations and review your plan with the Zoning Enforcement Officer to determine compliance.


The Tyngsborough Police Department enforces the laws of society, maintain order within the community, protect life and property, and to assist the public at large in a manner consistent with the rights and dignity of all persons as provided for by the law under the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Recreation and Parks

The Tyngsborough Recreation & Parks Department is dedicated to the advancement of the town Parks and Recreation programs in an effort to enhance the quality of life for all people. The department strives to provide a variety of quality, self-supporting recreational and leisure programs for all ages of people in the Town.


The Tyngsborough Recycling Subcommittee is dedicated to a greener environment through Recycling. Learn more through this sub-section.

Sewer Commission

Sewer Fees, Permits, Applications, and Regulations.

Trail Stewards

Trail stewards consist of individuals who help oversee and manage the maintenance of certain trails in Tyngsborough.


Payroll, Cash Management, Borrowing, Investments, Trust Fund Custodian, Tax Title Administration.

Tyngsborough TV

Tyngsborough TV handles the town’s cable access broadcast and digital platforms.

Veterans’ Services

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has the most comprehensive veterans’ services program of any state in the nation.

Water Districts

Tyngsborough is home to three water districts  It is pumped from a range of sources, treated, and sent to homes, businesses and  schools.


The Zoning Board of Appeals purpose is to hear and decide appeals from an adverse decision of the Building Inspector or any Town Board, to make determinations in Flood Hazard Districts, to hear and decide petitions for variances, and to issue comprehensive permits under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B.

Board, Commission, and Committee Openings

  • Sustainability Committee
  • Middle School Building Committee

If you are interested in serving on any of the above positions please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen’s Office, located at 25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879. In general, when a letter of interest is submitted, the Board of Selectmen will advertise the position for a period of time on this page, to allow any other residents interested in the position to submit a letter of interest. Electronic submissions can be made to Colin Loiselle, [email protected]

Please contact Colin Loiselle in the Board of Selectmen’s Office at (978) 649-2300 x155 with any questions.

Please Note: In order to serve on a board, commission or committee you must be a registered voter in Tyngsborough.

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