Town coronavirus updates

Mar 24, 2020

Here are some of the latest updates from the town regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as of March 24. For the most up-to-date information, visit

Households with residents over the age of 60

The Council on Aging will be calling Dartmouth senior citizens to update residents’ contact information, allowing the COA to provide support services in the future. 

Contact the Dartmouth Council on Aging at (508) 999-4717 with any questions or concerns. 

Dartmouth Building Department Update

The Building Department is still in operation during the shutdown period. Residents will be able to forward all permit applications and inspection requests to

Emails and phone messages are checked daily and processing of permit applications are taking place as normal. During the shutdown period, all inspections must be approved prior to being assigned to an inspector.

Watch out for scams

The Town of Dartmouth is encouraging residents to remain vigilant regarding scams associated with Covid-19. Common scams include fake emails from the Centers for Disease Control, emails asking to verify personal information in order to receive a stimulus check from the government, and counterfeit treatments or equipment.

Town Clerk updates

While the Town Clerk offices are still available by phone and email, due to the closure of Town Hall they are unable to take any filings for a Marriage Intention for any upcoming wedding within the next 60 days.

Requests for marriage certificates, birth certificates and death certificates can still be made, but will now be processed for pay either by phone with credit card, or check payment by mail or the silver drop box out front of Town Hall. The same follows for dog invoices. Any mail for that must include a copy of the current rabies certificate in order to be processed.

Notary service and oaths for notaries are unavailable at this time.

Town of Dartmouth stores: new hours

Due to Covid-19, the following stores have adjusted their hours of operations. These new hours are part of extra precautions being taken by these businesses to clean, sanitize, and restock their stores to ensure a safe shopping experience:

Shaws: Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (7 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday will be reserved for elderly shoppers)

Stop & Shop: Closing at 8 p.m. nightly (6 to 7:30 a.m. will be reserved for elderly shoppers)

Target: Closing at 9 p.m. nightly (the first hour of shopping each day will be reserved for the elderly and those will underlying health conditions)

Wal-Mart: Open 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (6 to 7 a.m. will be reserved for elderly shoppers)

Letter from Dartmouth High Athletics Director

Dartmouth High School Director of Athletics Andrew Crisafulli has put out a statement reminding residents and student athletes not to gather in groups or participate in team or group workouts.

Crisafulli stressed the importance of social distancing measures and encouraged students to work on conditioning and fundamental skills individually.

Memorial Stadium

The Town of Dartmouth has received several complaints regarding groups of people congregating at the football stadium, and reminds residents that the stadium is town owned property.

Unauthorized access to the stadium is strictly prohibited.