Resources for Residents

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  1. City Information
  2. Additional Resources
  3. COVID-19 Testing Locations

     HOW DOES COVID-19 AFFECT CITY OPERATIONS?

City Hall and all Public Buildings such as, Libraries, Public Works Facilities, Callahan Center, Loring Arena, Parks and Recreation Administration, and playgrounds
will remain closed to the public, until Monday, May 4, 2020. 

Members of the public seeking City Hall assistance, please contact (by phone or email) departments with requests. Any request that can be fulfilled online or by email shall be fulfilled in that manner.

Members of the public seeking assistance from the Department of Public Works, please find all division information here.

For those seeking assistance from the City Clerk, please reference this document.

Framingham Public Schools are closed through May 4, 2020.

Services essential to public health and safety – like police and fire responses and trash collection will continue as normal.

The City will continue to monitor the situation and reevaluate the closures regularly.

HOW DOES COVID-19 AFFECT PUBLIC MEETINGS? 


Effective April 2, 2020 - The Framingham Board of Health voted unanimously to continue its order of March 16, 2020 to restrict in person meetings of public bodies within Framingham. 

All in-person public meetings of any public body are prohibited in Framingham until further notice, except meetings of the Framingham City Council, the City’s municipal legislative body.

To view the calendar of upcoming public meetings, agendas, and remote access information, please visit: http://framinghamma.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx

The City has created an email address to allow people to make a public comment. We encourage the public to send emails for public comment to publiccomment@framinghamma.gov. In the subject line of the email, denote the name of the public hearing, Council, Board, or Commission meeting that should receive the comment. Please send your comment at least two hours before the posted start time of the meeting.

To watch previously recorded public meetings, please visit: http://www.framinghamtv.com/

CAN I UTILIZE PLAYGROUND, PARKS, AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES?

All City playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, skate park, and Bowditch track are closed until further notice. Parks and Trails will remain open for passive use. Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing while enjoying nature. Maintenance in parks will continue. The City is taking action to minimize exposure to COVID-19 in public spaces. The health and safety of residents is a top priority. Framingham is following the safety recommendations outlined in the State of Emergency declaration by Governor Charlie Baker and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HOW DO I PAY EXCISE TAX OR PARKING TICKETS WHILE
CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS?

Para ver esta información en Español, haga clic aquí.

Para visualizar essas informações em Português, clique aqui.

The City will not add late fees to the Excise Bills until May 4, 2020

Framingham - For the Framingham residents who normally pay their Excise and Parking at City Hall, please find listed below alternative payment methods:

1. Online at: at https://epay.cityhallsystems.com

2. By mailing in a payment to:

City Of Framingham
Office of the Tax Collector
PO Box 722
Reading, MA 01867

3. Over the phone by calling City Hall Systems at 1-800-491-9788

what should i do with LIBRARY MATERIALS that i rented?
CAN I STILL ACCESS LIBRARY RESOURCES from home?

Both the Main Library (49 Lexington Street) and the McAuliffe Branch Library (746 Water Street) are closed to the public until further notice. Please hold onto your materials. Book drops are closed while buildings are closed. Fines during this period will be waived. 

The Library has many great resources that can be accessed from your home, including digital resources and online programs.

In addition, Wifi is accessible throughout the Main Library and McAuliffe Branch Library parking lots. 

The Library is closed but you may still access free WiFi throughout the Main Library and McAuliffe B
Image of a Wifi Signal with the following text: The Library is closed but you may still access free WiFi throughout the Main Library (49 Lexington Street) and McAuliffe Branch Library (746 Water Street) parking lots. Please continue to practice social distancing (6 feet apart from others) to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.