The 2019 Annual Town Census was mailed to all households in early January. Winthrop residents should verify or correct any information, sign, and return the census within 10 days of receipt. Residents are encouraged to return the census via USPS, alternatively Census drop boxes will be available at the Senior Center, Library and in the front lobby of Town Hall. It is not necessary to speak to our office directly unless there is a complex issue. Using a drop box or the mail, allows us to do the corrections and changes to the over 12,000 forms that are returned to us! We appreciate your understanding!
The data from the census is used to compile the Winthrop voter list, Winthrop school planning, and other reports required by Massachusetts General Law, therefore all members of the household should be included. If a resident does not receive a census form by the end of January, the Town Clerk’s Office should be contacted at 617-846-1742 to have a duplicate form sent.
Failure to respond to the Annual Town Census can result in the removal from Winthrop’s active voting list and removal from the resident list for any non-registered voters.
A completed census can be returned by mail or hand-delivered to drop-off boxes located in the Town Hall lobby, the Senior Center and the Administrative Office on Golden Drive and the Library.
The bottom of the census form includes a Dog Registration Form or Dogs can be registered online by visiting the Town Clerk’s webpage at www.town.winthrop.ma.us Dogs must be licensed by April 1, 2019 to avoid a late fee. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for licensing. The Town does not save rabies information from year to year, it is the owners’ responsibility to provide proof of rabies vaccination for the animals in the home, that is the law. The census and the dog license form can be mailed into the Town Clerk’s Office in the same envelope.