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April is Dog License Renewal Month

May 31 of each Year is the last day to license your dog(s) without incurring a late fee. Dog License Renewal info >>

Public Notice on Elias Brookings Elementary School

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed construction of a new Elias Brookings School. View and comment on the FEMA Assessment »

2013 City Census

We are making it more convenient for the residents of Springfield to respond to the annual city census.  If you did not return the form mailed to your home, download a copy of the city census to fill out and return either by email or on paper.  You need to respond to this census to keep your voter registration active.  More info >>

Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information Available to You

The Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information, a local consumer program funded by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office will be there to provide free consumer pamphlets and brochures and answer consumer questions.  Consumer advocates will also assist consumers in obtaining their free credit reports and provide referrals to other agencies, if necessary. A Spanish-speaking representative will be available to assist. More >>

Energy Savings Programs for Residents

Springfield Partners for Community Action works closely with Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) and Columbia Gas to offer free programs to save you money, including home weatherization services, light bulbs, and resources that can save you $350 annually in energy bills. Download the program flyer to learn more >>

Single Stream Recycling Carts Go Citywide

Residents with city rubbish service will no longer have to sort their recyclable material into separate bins. All sorting is done at the facility, which means recycling has never been easier. Single Stream Recycling Carts will be delivered beginning the first week of August. More info >>

Report Crime Anonymously with Text-A-Tip

To send an anonymous crime tip from any text-enabled phone:
TO: CRIMES (274637)
MESSAGE: SOLVE
Type in your crime tip, and be sure to include the city/town in which in the information is relevant
PRESS SEND

Springfield citizens can now text crime tips to the police safely and anonymously through the new Text-A-Tip program. The two-way text messaging system sends citizens' messages through an encrypted server in Canada, which allows 2-way text dialog while shielding the caller's number and identity from authorities. The Springfield Police Department is partnering with county, state and other regional authorities on this service. 

Fraud Hotline

Financial Accountability is a top priority for the City of Springfield. With this goal in mind, the Office of the City Auditor has created a fraud hotline that can be used to report information about fraud, waste or abuse of City resources.

If you have information regarding known or suspected misappropriation of municipal funds or resources, we encourage you to report what you know to the City’s Internal Audit Division. Learn more.

Keeping Residents Informed and Safe

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Instant Notification 

The city’s instant notification system is automatically set to call residents’ home phone or the main number of a Springfield business. However, residents and business owners may choose to add their cell phone number, email address and/or fax number to the City’s instant notification database. Messages will be sent to all of those communication devices in addition to your home phone number in the case of an emergency or other notification situation.

To register additional contact information (other than your home phone number), please click here.

To learn more about CONNECT-CTY, the city’s newly implemented instant notification system, please click here.

Important Notices

City Council Meetings - View the schedule, plus agendas for upcoming meetings  in the city calendar.Search or browse vote outcomes from past meetings in the City Council Meeting archive page.

City Census Form - If you did not return the form mailed to your home, download a copy of the city census to print out and mail it in to ensure that your name appears on the city voter roles.

 










Moving to Springfield?

Choose Springfield is an independent web site showcasing the city's residential assets: "great homes, convenience and community."  To learn more about relocating to the City of Homes, visit choosespringfieldmass.com


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Adopt a Pet


Click on the photo above for more information about adopting this pet from the T.J. O'Connor Adoption Center.


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Page last updated:  Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:15 am