Welcome to the Town of Randolph! We are happy you have chosen to make your home here. Randolph is the most diverse town on the South Shore and its perfect geographical location makes it attractive to commuters. We are centrally located, just fifteen miles south of Boston and with easy access to points north and south.
Randolph is 10.50 square miles. Part of the Boston Metropolitan area, the town is situated in the hilly terrain of Norfolk County, east central Massachusetts at an average elevation of 172 feet above sea level. This area, well-watered by many streams, ponds, and the Cochato River, is within 20 miles of Massachusetts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Originally part of Braintree, the South Precinct (a place the Native Americans called Cochato) split off and was incorporated in 1793. The town was named in honor of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775), a wealthy Virginia patriot and first president of the Continental Congress in 1774. Known for its boot and shoe industry, nearly two-thirds of Randolph workers were employed in the making of shoes and boots. This industry continued well into the twentieth century until it ended with the closing of the last footwear producer, Randolph Manufacturing Company, also known as Randy's. The pictorial history "Beneath the Elms" written by Town Historian Henry M. Cooke IV for the 200th anniversary of the town gives residents an excellent view of the Randolph of long ago.
Modern-day Randolph offers a variety of home styles, businesses, and industry. The commuter rail stops at the Randolph-Holbrook station on its way to South Station and the MBTA bus system operates buses to the station and throughout the town. The Amtrak commuter rail from Rte. 128 is only seven miles away. Logan International Airport in Boston and T.F. Green Airport in Providence are less than 45 minutes from Randolph. We have an active group of residents who volunteer on several boards, committees, commissions, and PTOs. We also have an involved Chamber of Commerce as well as several veterans, fraternal, and service organizations.
Our annual Night Before the Fourth parade, and the spectacular fireworks display sponsored by the Randolph Firefighters, are well known in this area.
Randolph is a great place in which to live and work and do business, and we hope you stay for many, many years.
The following list will help you with some frequently asked questions:
The town operates its own ambulance service staffed with paramedics and EMTs. In case of emergency, dial 911. For non-emergencies, call the Fire Department at 781-961-0992, or email Randolph Fire Department.
Births, Deaths, Marriage Licenses & Certificates
Building / Wiring / Plumbing & Gas Permits
Apply for these permits at the Building Department. Call 781-961-0921 or email the Building Department for more information.
Cable Television & Internet
1-800-XFINITY (800-934-6489) or log onto the Xfinity website.
1-800-VERIZON (800-837-4966) or log onto the Verizon website.
Child Care Providers
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care provides a list of state-licensed child care providers in Randolph. Log onto the Massachusetts website.
All dogs six months and older residing in the Town of Randolph must be registered at the Town Clerk/Registrar's Office. To register you must have a valid rabies certificate. The fee for a spayed/neutered dog is $15; otherwise the fee is $20. Registrations are on a calendar year basis starting on January 1st of each year. We also include a mail-in registration form in your annual census (which is mailed the last week of December). For questions, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 781-961-0901.
Drivers License / Vehicle Registration
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is responsible for issuing driver's licenses and registering motor vehicles. Nearby Registry office is located at 10 Plain Street in Braintree. FAQs and other information can be obtained by logging onto the Registry of Motor Vehicles website.
National Grid provides electric service to Randolph. Call customer service at 800-322-3223, or visit the National Grid website.
The Randolph Fire Department operates two stations - Central Station at Memorial Parkway, next to the Randolph High School, and Station 2 located in North Randolph For emergencies only dial 911. For all non-emergencies call 781-961-0992, or email the Fire Department.
Eversource provides gas service to the Town of Randolph. Call Customer Service at 800-592-2000, or visit the Eversource website.
There are several area hospitals - Milton Hospital located in Milton, Good Samaritan Hospital located in Brockton, and South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
Randolph is covered by two newspapers - Quincy Patriot Ledger and the Brockton Enterprise. The Randolph Suburban Shopper is delivered free to every home in Randolph every other Wednesday. The Journal Sunday is available free at numerous businesses and published each Friday.
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle other than one acting in an emergency to park said vehicle on any street for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of 2 am and 6 am of any day (Enforcement: Police Department 781-963-1212). There is no overnight parking on any street in the Town of Randolph.
The Randolph Police Department is located at 41 South Main Street, in the same building as the Town Hall offices. For emergencies only call 911. For non-emergencies call 781-963-1212, or email them.
The Post Office is located on Thomas Patten Drive, which is located opposite the Showcase Cinema on Mazzeo Drive.
Properties are valued for tax purposes by the Board of Assessors who can be reached by calling 781-961-0906 or by email.
The Town of Randolph holds a variety of public meetings throughout the year by the Town Council, School Committee, Board of Assessors, Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Council on Aging and many others. Meetings are posted at the Town Clerk's office, and are on the meeting calendar.
The Recreation Department operates the Joseph J. Zapustas Skating Rink as well as the swimming pool located within the Randolph High School. For more information about bus trips, classes, the summer concert schedule, summer camp, and other activities, call 781-961-0930, ext. 108, or email the Recreation Department.
Register to Vote
At the Town Clerk's office, Town Hall, 41 South Main Street or you may use the State's online system. Please visit our webpage for more information and a link to the State system, or call us at 781-961-0901, or email the Town Clerk.
Randolph has one High School, one Middle School, and 4 elementary schools and kindergarten. The School Administration office is located at 40 Highland Avenue at the corner of Memorial Parkway. Contact them at 781-961-6200, or log onto the Randolph Schools website.
In addition, Randolph students make up the largest population of Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton, Massachusetts. For information, contact Blue Hills Regional at 781-828-5800, or log onto the Blue Hills website.
The Senior Center is part of the new Intergenerational Community Center located at 128 Pleasant Street. The Council on Aging conducts their meetings here. Seniors participate in many activities held at the Center. For more information on hours and activities, call 781-961-0930, ext. 116, or email Elder Affairs.
Snow plowing is provided by the Department of Public Works on town roads. For more information, contact the DPW office at 781-961-0940 or email them.
The Town Hall is located at 41 South Main Street. The Town Manager's office is located on the second floor. Town offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Town of Randolph Payments
Motor vehicle excise tax bills are issued annually. Real estate tax bills are issued twice annually, payable quarterly. Water/Sewer bills are issued quarterly. To pay bills online, visit the ePay website. For more information, contact the Tax Collector's office at 781-961-0913, or email them.
Trash / Recycling
The Board of Health administers this department. Trash is picked up curbside weekly. Recyclables are picked up every other week. Contact the Health Department if you have a bulk item (wooden furniture, mattress, box spring, etc..) for pickup. For more information, contact the Health office at 781-961-0924, or email them.
The outdoor storage of more than one unlicensed or unregistered vehicle or any junk motor vehicle is prohibited. The penalty for violations shall be $50 each day on which the violation exists/continues. (Enforcement: Code Enforcement and Police Department 781-963-1212 or email the Safety Officer Robert LeGrice.
Veterans Services operates out of the Senior Center. Contact Veterans Agent Kevin Cook at 781-961-0930, or email him.
Water & Sewer
Water and sewer services are maintained by the Department of Public Works. Call 781-961-0940 or email them.
Residents may hold up to three-yard sales on any one residential premise in each calendar year, and any such sale shall not continue for more than two consecutive days. Yard sales shall not be conducted before 8 am or after sunset. A permit is required from the Chief of Police. The Police Department is located in the same building as the town offices at 41 South Main Street, or call 781-963-1212, or email them.