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Ambulance Service
The Town of Sturbridge operates the ambulance service in Sturbridge and can be reached by calling 911 for emergencies or (508) 347-2525 for non-emergencies.
 
Birth, Death, Marriage Licenses and Certificates
Contact the Town Clerk’s office at (508) 347-2510 or by email.
 
Cable Television
Cable Television is provided by Charter Communications.  Cable can be ordered here or by calling (888) GET CHARTER.
 
Child Care Providers
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care provides a list of state-licensed childcare providers in Sturbridge which can be obtained here.
 
Dog Licenses
Dogs are licensed through the Sturbridge Town Clerk’s Office, she can be reached at (508) 347-2510 or by email.  Dog license applications can be obtained by going to the Town Clerk’s webpage at the Town’s website .
 
Drivers License/Vehicle Registration
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is responsible for issuing driver’s licenses and registration of motor vehicles.  The closest Registry office is in Southbridge at 926 West Main Street (Route 131).  Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
 
Electricity
National Grid provides electric service in Sturbridge.  They can be reached at (800) 322-3223.
 
Fire Department
The Town’s Fire Department operates out of the Sturbridge Public Safety Complex at 346 Main Street and can be reached at 911 for emergencies and (508) 347-2525 for non-emergencies or by clicking here.
 
Garage/Yard Sales
The Town of Sturbridge regulates garage and yard sales and signage for such sales.  Permits are available by contacting the Sturbridge Building Inspector’s Office at (508) 347-2505 or by email.
 
Garbage
The Town of Sturbridge operates a recycling facility where garbage/rubbish may be taken. Stickers Recyclables must be removed from the non-recyclables and disposed of at the recycling center. Information on "resident stickers" and fees for using the landfill can be obtained at the Board of Health webpage or by calling the Board of Health at (508) 347-2504.
 
Private garbage service is also available for a fee from the following companies:
 
  • Checka Waste Removal - (508) 248-9759
  • LeBoeuf Rubbish Removal, Inc. - (508) 764-6677
  • Pratt Trucking - (508) 943-5000
  • Allied Waste (BFI) - (508) 832-9001
Hospital
Harrington Memorial Hospital,
100 South Street, Southbridge  (508) 765-9771
 
Library
The Town of Sturbridge has one library, the Joshua Hyde Library located at 306 Main Street, across from the Town Hall.  The library is part of the Central Massachusetts Regional Library System (CMRLS) and patrons can check out books from a variety of libraries associated with CMRLS.  Library Hours are


Monday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday (October 20 to Mid May) 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The library can be contacted at (508) 347-2512 or by clicking on the Library link on the Department directory on the Town’s homepage.
 
Newspapers / Magazines
The Town of Sturbridge is covered by three newspapers and one local magazine:
 

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village is a recreated New England Village from the time period 1830’s and is an international attraction to New England.  Residents of Sturbridge are allowed to enter Old Sturbridge Village (known locally as OSV) at no charge with proof of residency.  Old Sturbridge Village can be reached at (508) 347-3362 or online.
 
Police Department
The Town of Sturbridge has an award winning accredited police department which is located at the Sturbridge Public Safety Complex at 346 Main Street and can be reached at 911 for emergencies and (508) 347-2525 for non-emergencies or by going to the Police Department webpage.
 
Post Office
The United States Postal Service has two branches in Sturbridge at the following locations:
  • Fiskdale –  458 Main Street (800) 245-8777
  • Sturbridge – 316 Main Street (800) 245-8777
Property Valuation
Properties are valued for tax purposes by the Board of Assessors who can be reached by calling (508) 347-2503 or by email
 
Public Meetings
The Town of Sturbridge holds a variety of public meetings throughout the year by the Selectmen, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Design Review Committee Community Preservation Committee, Council on Aging and several other boards and committees.  The public meeting schedule is posted at the Town Hall, 308 Main Street and can be accessed online by clicking on the Upcoming Meetings link on the Town’s website.
 
Recreation
The Town’s Recreation Department operates the Town Recreation Area at Cedar Lake and the Summer Recreation Program for kids at the Recreation Area.  The Recreation Department also coordinates all activities on the Town Common, including the Summer Concert Series and coordinates with all youth and adult recreation leagues.  For more information contact the Recreation Department at (508) 347-2041 or by email at  or stop by the Center Office Building.
 
Restaurants and Lodging
Sturbridge has many fine restaurants and lodging facilities.  A listing is available by clicking on the Dining, Lodging and Other Information link under the “For Visitors” section of the Town’s website.
 
Recycling
The Town of Sturbridge operates a recycling facility where garbage/rubbish may be taken. Recyclables must be removed from the non-recyclables and disposed of at the recycling center. Information on "resident stickers" and fees for using the landfill can be obtained at the Board of Health webpage or by calling the Board of Health at (508) 347-2504.
 
Schools
Sturbridge has both a local elementary school and regional jr. & sr. high school, all located in Sturbridge.  They can be contacted at the following telephone numbers or by clicking on the Sturbridge Schools link on the Town’s website or by going directly to the schools website.
 
  • Burgess Elementary School - Burgess School Road, Sturbridge  (508) 347-7041
  • Tantasqua Regional Jr. High School - 320 Brookfield Road, Sturbridge   (508) 347-7381
  • Tantasqua Regional Sr. High School - 320 Brookfield Road, Sturbridge  (508) 347-9301
  • Tantasqua Regional Vocational Division - 320 Brookfield Road, Sturbridge   (508) 347-3045

Senior Center
The Sturbridge Council on Aging is a municipal department that serves the needs of citizens aged 60 and over.  Among the many services and programs provided by the Council on Aging are information and referral, outreach, fitness and other health-related programs, educational, recreational and social programs.  The Council on Aging office and Senior Center are located at 480 Main Street and can be reached at (508) 347-2525 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays.  For more online information and resources please visit the Council on Aging.

Sewer
The Town of Sturbridge provides municipal sewer service to most of the commercial, industrial and suburban residential zones in town and around Big Alum Lake and Cedar Lake.  The Town’s Sewer Department can be reached at (508) 347-2514 or by calling the Public Works Department at (508) 347-2515.
 
Telephone
Telephone service can be obtained from the following companies:
 
  • AT & T  (800) 222-3000
  • Charter Communications   (888) GET CHARTER
  • Choice One Communications  (800) 832-5801
  • Lightship Telecom   (877) 548-7447
  • MCI  (800) 950-5555
  • Sprint  (800) 877-7746
  • Verizon  (800) 870-9999
Town Hall
The Town Hall is located at 308 Main Street and the Selectmen’s office can be reached at (508) 347-2500.  Town Hall hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
 
Town of Sturbridge Payments
 
  • Motor Vehicles Excise Tax bills are issued once annually.  For more information contact the Finance Department at (508) 347-2509.
  • Real Estate Tax bills are issued twice annually.  For more information contact the Finance Department at (508) 347-2509.
  • Water/Sewer bills are issued quarterly.  For more information contact the Finance Department at (508) 347-2509.
  • All bills can be paid online from the Town’s website by clicking here
Water
The Town of Sturbridge provides municipal water service to most of the commercial, industrial and suburban residential zones in town.  The Town’s Water Department can be reached at (508) 347-2513 or by calling the Public Works Department at (508) 347-2515.

Wetlands
The Town of Sturbridge has a local wetlands protection bylaw which extends the limits of the State Wetlands Protection Act.  For more information contact the Conservation Commission at (508) 347-2506, or by email.
 
Winter Parking Ban
The Town of Sturbridge has a winter parking ban on public ways that is in effect from November 15th through April 1st during winter storms.  The parking ban goes into effect from the onset of a snow storm until such time that all streets have been cleared.  It is also prohibited to deposit or plow snow into a public way.