New Residents

Welcome to Braintree!

Founded in 1640, Braintree is a town rich with history, lush green parks, and lively business centers. With a friendly and diverse community, Braintree attracts more and more people every year.

As a new resident, we have compiled some important information below that may be of interest to you. We want to make your transition to Braintree as easy as possible.

At Town Hall, we always value resident input, so if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the Mayor's Office at 781-794-8100 or email us at

Braintree Alerts

Braintree Alerts powered by Smart911 is the official emergency notification system used by Town of Braintree to communicate with community residents during emergencies. Sign up to receive free alerts from the Town via text message, email, and/or voice message.

Report An Issue

See an issue? Potholes, garbage, graffiti, sidewalk cracks, street lights, code violations and more. Download the "Commonwealth Connect" mobile app and report it! For non-emergency use.

Voter Registration

The Town Clerk is in charge of elections and voter registration. In order to participate in local or state elections, you must be registered to vote. You may register to vote at the Town Clerk's office. You must be 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the Town at the time of the next election. View here for more voter information.

Trash Bills/ Stickers

Trash bills are issued annually and must be paid by July 1. The base annual fee is $150 for each residence. Payment of this fee provides for weekly curbside collection of trash and recycling and seasonal collection of yard waste including Christmas trees.

A Resident Trash Sticker is required to use the Residential Trash/Recycling Drop Off Center and the Compost Drop Off site. The Sticker cost is included in your annual trash fee and can be obtained at the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Town Hall.

To obtain a sticker, please bring a copy of your car registration with you when you pay your trash fee and a sticker will be provided at no additional cost. (Car registration must be to the same address as the trash fee). The sticker must be placed on the driver’s side of your car windshield.

To learn more visit our Trash Bills/Stickers/Permits page.

Braintree Blue Newsletter

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