City of Framingham Information
HOW DOES COVID-19 AFFECT CITY OPERATIONS?
CITY HALL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE REFERENCE THE CITY OFFICES REOPENING PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS SUCH AS, LIBRARIES, and the CALLAHAN CENTER WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
THE LOBBY TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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 reference this document.
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.
WHAT ORDERS HAVE THE CITY OF FRAMINGHAM PUT INTO PLACE DUE TO COVID-19?
- September 25, 2020 - Joint order of Framingham Board of Health and Mayor Spicer and the Issue a Joint Order Regarding the Size of a Party Seated at a Restaurant Table in Framingham
- June 1, 2020 - Mayor Spicer issued an executive order which temporarily orders City officials not to affect certain provisions of the City’s General and Zoning Bylaws applicable to restaurant re-openings.
- April 15, 2020 - Joint order of the Framingham Board of Health and Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer, Relative to the Operations of Essential Services
- April 10, 2020 - Mayor Issues Emergency Order Regarding Parking Enforcement; Waiving Penalties and Interest for Certain Taxes and Fees Paid before June 30; Directing City Departments Not to Terminate Essential Services for Nonpayment of Taxes or Fees Related to COVID-19 Outbreak
- April 2, 2020 - Continue its Order of March 16, 2020, restricting in-person meetings
- March 22, 2020 - DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY, Framingham Mayor Declares Local State of Emergency in Framingham to Address COVID-19 Pandemic
- March 16, 2020 - Order of the Framingham Board of Health to Restrict Public In-person Meetings
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 email@example.com. 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/
WHERE CAN I FIND FRAMINGHAM COVID-19 INFORMATION?
The City’s new Informational phone line, (508) 532-5411, will be answered library staff, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Like the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), residents will be able to get answers related to Framingham COVID-19, food resources, testing sites, and ways to slow the spread of the virus, such as social distancing and hygiene. When the Informational Line is not staffed (after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and over the weekend), residents will receive a detailed message with information about City functions and where they can find additional information, as well as a request to leave their name, phone number and question. All messages will be returned the next business day.
how can I pay PARKING TICKETS, PROPERTY TAX, AND/OR WATER AND SEWER BILLS contact-free?
For the Framingham residents and businesses who wish to pay their Excise Tax, Property Tax, Parking Tickets, and/or Water and Sewer Bills contact-free, please find payment methods below:
1. ONLINE AT: HTTPS://EPAY.CITYHALLSYSTEMS.COM
MAIL EXCISE TAX PAYMENTS TO:
CITY OF FRAMINGHAM
MAIL PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS TO:
MAIL WATER BILL PAYMENTS TO:
CITY OF FRAMINGHAM
3. OVER THE PHONE BY CALLING CITY HALL SYSTEMS AT 1-800-491-9788
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH LIBRARY MATERIALS THAT I RENTED?
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Both the Main Library (49 Lexington Street) and the McAuliffe Branch Library (746 Water Street) are closed to the public until further notice.
Framingham Public Libraries are now offering curbside pickup and returns. For more information about these offerings, please visit their website.
REMINDER: Both the Main Library (49 Lexington Street) and the McAuliffe Branch Library (746 Water Street) drive-up book drops are now repurposed as collection repositories for homemade cloth face coverings.
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.
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One Stop Curbside Pickups and Returns!
Contact-free pick up and return of Library materials at BOTH branch locations.
Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wednesday: 1-4 p.m.
Thursday: 1-7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Main Library, 49 Lexington Street, Lexington Street building walkup
McAuliffe Branch, 746 Water Street, Building walkup
Information on scheduling pickup appointments available on our website or by contacting us. Please call 508-532-5570, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM, or chat with us from our website www.framinghamlibrary.org.