Town Buildings Closed: Effective 12PM, March 16, 2020


March 16, 2020 - After reviewing additional measures issued by Governor Baker the Town of Fairhaven is taking the following action to support social distancing and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

The Town of Fairhaven offices will be closed to the public, with a few exceptions, starting today, Monday, March 16, 2020 at noon time and for the immediate future.

This is being done to reduce the number of in-person interactions that each of us have with each other every day. Reducing that number helps to reduce the chances of spreading and transmitting the COVID-19 virus.

Residents and others will be able to pay bills by check or money order by placing bills, along with the checks and/or money orders, in an envelope and dropping them in the mail slot that is located on the Town Hall front steps to the left, behind the Collector’s screen door. 

Please include a self- addressed stamped envelope if you wish to receive a receipt.  In addition, payments can be made via the Town’s website ( and click on “Pay My Bill” – both credit cards and EFTs (using your checking account) can be used. If your only option is cash and you cannot get a money order, please contact the Collector’s Office at 508-979-4023 ext. 4 and arrange for a cash payment.

If you are looking for copies of documents such as birth certificates, septic system plans, assessor records, etc., call the appropriate office and the staff will work out a method for you to obtain the necessary documents.

If you are looking for information, whether general or specific, contact that department and the employees will provide that information using a variety of methods.

If you need to file documents, applications for permits, etc. please contact the proper department and a solution will be worked out to make that happen.

Any Board and Committee meetings scheduled for this week will be postponed. As the days go by, additional decisions on how to conduct the Town’s operations will be made as the situation evolves.

The following Town buildings are closed to the public:

Town Hall

Fairhaven Fire Department/Fairhaven Police Department administrative offices

Fairhaven Public Schools, including the Ad Center

Recreation Center

Millicent Library

The Department of Public Works offices, including the Recycling Center

Council on Aging, including Social Day

The Visitor’s Center