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Welcome to the official website for Lancaster, MA.  Lancaster was incorporated in 1653, making it the oldest town in Worcester County.  Today, Lancaster retains a sense of history with old houses scattered throughout the community and a church designed by Charles Bulfinch on the Town Green.  Home to Atlantic Union College, apple orchards, farms, historic sites, ponds, and parks, Lancaster is a wonderful place to live and work.

Lancaster is located in North Central Massachusetts on Routes 2 and I-190, and is close to Route 495.  Large tracts of land are still available off of Route 2 as this area is just now beginning to be developed.

Please note that excise tax payments are due by THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH.  If you have not received a bill, please contact the Collector's Office as soon as possible at 978-365-3326 ext. 1305, or at

NOTE:  A person who does not receive a bill is still liable for the excise plus any interest charges accrused, therefore, even if your mail was not delivered due to inclement weather, it is important to note the deadline.

You may choose to pay your bill online at:


The deadline to register your dogs is
Tuesday, March 31st to avoid late fees.  The Town Clerk's Office will be available at the upcoming rabies clinic on Saturday, March 28th to promote "one stop shopping".  Get your new rabies certificate and license your dog at the same time!

For information regarding the upcoming rabies clinic, click here:
You may also license your dog by using our online system here:

CodeRED is our Emergency Notification System
Click here to register online
Click here to download a PDF registration form

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