Lakeville selectmen’s meeting change of location

LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Board of Selectmen would like to notify the public that their meeting scheduled for January 17, 2018 is being moved from the Selectmen’s Office at the Lakeville Town Office Building, 346 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA to the Lakeville Senior Center located at 1 Dear Crossing, Lakeville, MA.  
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tracie Craig-McGee at the Selectmen’s Office at (508) 946-8803.  

Census forms mailed out in Lakeville

LAKEVILLLE — The 2018 Census Forms were mailed to each household in Lakeville on the first of January and residents are urged to review, update, sign and return them as soon as possible if they have not already done so. Even if there were no changes, we still need them to be returned.

All occupants, including children, should be listed, although information obtained for residents under age 17 remains confidential.

Forms can be mailed to Town Clerk, 346 Bedford Street or put into the drop box outside the Town Office Building. An envelope was provided this year for your convenience.

Any resident who did not receive a census form, or who might need another one, should call Town Clerk’s office 946-8800.

Town census is important for many reasons. First and foremost, it establishes legal residence for voting privileges and town benefits. It is also the vehicle by which annual street lists are printed for distribution to police, fire and medical personnel. It is the census figures that are used to determine grants or to receive state and federal reimbursements and aide. School enrollments are also based on town census.


Dog licensing period begins in Lakeville

LAKEVILLE — 2018 Dog licenses are now available at the Lakeville town clerk’s office.

The registration period is January 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018. In order to license a dog, owners will need to provide a copy of a valid rabies certificate and certificate of spaying/neutering; a fee of $16 per dog if the dog has not been spayed or neutered; or a fee of $10 per dog for a spayed or neutered dog. Dogs licensed after April 30th will be assessed a late fee of $50.00 in addition to the license fee; after September 30th the late fee increases to $100.00. Non-payment could result with a court summons to Fourth District Court in Wareham, MA

A reminder to license dogs has been included on the 2018 annual Town Census form. Residents may complete the Mail-In form and submit payment through the mail or stop by the town clerk’s office on Monday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon.

If your dog’s rabies vaccination has not expired, consider renewing online. Go to:

If you no longer have a dog please notify us at 508-946-8800 as soon as possible.


Lakeville tax bills mailed Dec. 28; due before Feb. 1

LAKEVILLE — Lakeville Tax Collector, Debra A. Kenney, has announced that tax bills for Fiscal 2018 assessment for Personal Property and Real Estate were mailed on December 28, 2017 and will be due and payable in two parts. The first bill will be due on or before February 1, 2018 and the second bill will be due on or before May 1, 2018. Taxpayers are reminded that both the February and May bills were mailed in the same envelope.

Taxpayers have the option of paying both amounts in February or making the two payments as indicated on the bill. Bills not paid on time will be subject to a 14% interest charge figured from the due date of each bill.

Property owners who have not received a tax bill in the mail may contact the Tax Collector’s office at 508-946-8801. Office hours are Monday 8 a.m to 7:00 p.m, Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

It is important that taxpayers who have recently sold their property send the bill to the new owner for timely payment.

The deadline for the filing of abatement applications is February 1, 2018 as printed on the bill. For information regarding qualifications for exemptions and abatements, you may call the Assessor’s office at 508-946-8809 during regular business hours of 8 a.m to 5 p.m on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.

Tax bills must be paid on time to avoid penalties even if an abatement application is pending.