About Boxford

Welcome to the Official Website of the Town of Boxford. Town Officials recognize that municipal government must be responsive to the needs of all the residents and hope that visitors to the website will find it useful and informative. Contact information for town boards, committees and departments as well as printable forms is available on the website. We offer the option to pay your real estate and motor vehicle excise taxes and some departmental permits and fees on line. Please take a minute to explore the services offered by your Town.

Boxford is a rural, geographically large town with almost no commercial development. The Town was incorporated in 1685. At that time it was home to approximately 40 families. Today the estimated population is 8,600. Heavily forested with many scenic hiking trails, Boxford is also home to numerous lakes, ponds, streams, wildlife, flora and fauna and has received the prestigious Tree City USA award for 12 consecutive years. The Town has a five member Board of Selectmen and an open town meeting form of government.

There are two elementary schools in town, Harry Lee Cole School (grades K-2) and Spofford Pond School (grades3-6). Middle and High School students attend Masconomet Regional School. Boxford is a bucolic suburb with easy access to major highways. 

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