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It is our goal to build long-term relationships with the citizens as well as public and private agencies and businesses, in an effort to reduce fear of crime and disorder. Through the cooperative resolution of community safety problems, we hope to jointly identify root causes and creatively investigate remedies for crime and disorder.
Public Records Request
Chief Ryan M. Newell is the Southborough Police Department's Records Access Officer.
In his absence, the secondary Records Access Officer is Business Administrator Cindy McLeod.
- Does a homeowner or business in Southborough have to register their alarm system?
Yes, both burglar and fire alarms must be registered. Please contact the Fire Department for information regarding registering your fire alarms.
- What is the burglar alarm bylaw?
The amended bylaw is effective July 1, 2004.
- Where can I get my child safety seat installed by a qualified installer?
The Southborough Police Department provides this service free of charge at the police station. Please call the SPD and ask for either Officer Kevin Landry or Officer Jeff Norton. Please leave a message on their voice mail and they will call you back for an appointment.
- When is Heritage Day?
As a rule, Heritage Day is held on the Monday in October that falls on Columbus Day. There are other festivities that occur on the weekend like the traditional Southborough Road Race, which is held on the Sunday before Heritage Day. A parade starts at 10 am, and there are booths with information about Southborough Town Government, local businesses, pizza, shows, music, etc. located on the lawn of St. Mark's School.
- What are child safety seat /restraint laws?
Chapter 90, sec 7AA and 13A of the motor vehicle laws control this important area of safety. Basically, when riding in motor vehicles, infants and small children must ride in a federally approved child passenger restraint until they are at least five years old and they weigh over 40 pounds. Children under 5 and over 40 pounds must ride in a booster seat. Children 5 or older and more than 40 pounds must use a seatbelt, but a booster seat is recommended.
- Do solicitors have to register?
Yes. Per the Town bylaw number 133, no individual or group shall solicit door-to-door on private property between half an hour after sunset and 7 am. Also, solicitors are asked to register with the Police Department and must provide the names of the solicitors, make, model, color, and registration of the vehicles being used in connection with the solicitation.
- Is hunting allowed in Southborough?
Per the Town Bylaw Number 110-1, No hunting is allowed on public or private property without written permission from the landowner. Hunters must have this written permission in their possession at the time of hunting.
- What are hours of operation for the Transfer Station?
The Transfer Station, operated by the D.P.W., is open Wednesday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm.
- Is there a winter parking ban in Southborough?
There will be no parking on any public way in the Town of Southborough from 12 midnight until 6 am; and furthermore, there will be no parking on any public way during any snowstorm in the Town of Southborough. Vehicles parked will be towed at the owner's expense (according to the Town's Code).
This Ban will be in effect from December 1, 2012 through March 15, 2013. Illegal parking during unusual storms occurring before or after the Ban will be dealt with according to Section 152-6 of the Code of the Town of Southborough.