The Town Clerk's Office conducts the annual town census starting in January, as required under Massachusetts State Law. Residents are requested to review, update, sign and return the census form mailed to them by the Town within 10 days - even if there are no changes.
Some of the data collected through the census is published by statute in what is commonly known as the "Street List." This publication contains a Precinct / Street breakdown and an alphabetical-by-name index of residents seventeen and older as of January 1st, annually.
Responding to the annual census is important for many reasons:
To maintain a voter's "active" voter status
To maintain accurate population information
For the allocation of State and Federal Funds and grants to the Town
To provide proof of residency for numerous personal and/or legal requirements such as:
Housing benefits for the elderly or other eligible persons
In-state tuition at State colleges or universities
If you did not receive your census, or are new to Andover, you may fill out a blank form by clicking the following link: