Canton - Massachusetts
Due to the holiday, municipal offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014. Offices will be open for business on Tuesday, September 2, 2014...Work on the Shepard Pond Dam will begin during the week of August 25, 2014...Weather permitting; the Canton Water Department will conduct eight weeks of day time hydrant flushing. Flushing will be conducted Monday thru Friday  between 7:30 am and 2:30 pm during the weeks of September 1st thru October 20th....The Department of Environmental Protection is requiring non–essential outdoor water use to be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Oct. 1st...Pleasant Street Paving project on going road work will continue from July 23rd to August 15th...The temporary use drop off of white goods, burnable bulk and household rubbish overflow that cannot fit in new trash cart, can be dropped off at Hudson Road ( left off of Shawmut) on paved cul-de-sac.  Individual containers for each type of these items will be made available. Residents are asked to place these items inside appropriate containers. Leaving any item outside of containers is prohibited...


                                          DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Office of the Finance Director

801 Washington St

Rooms #106 & 107



James R. Murgia - Finance Director

Ellen Jones - Admin. Secretary to Finance Director


Hours Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday  9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone:   (781) 575-6610        Fax: (781) 575-6608 

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General Fund 2012 Year End Reports

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General Fund 2011 Year End Reports

Enterprise Funds 2011 Year End Reports

General Fund 2010 Year End Reports

Enterprise Funds 2010 Year End Reports


Finance committee Handouts

The Department of Finance is responsible for the management of the fiscal affairs of the Town and for the supervision and coordination of all activities of all government agencies in relation to any financial matters except for those matters which are authorized to be under the administration of the School Committee.

The following outlines some of the areas of responsibility for the Department of Municipal Finance:

  • Coordination of all the financial services and activities of the Town government.

  • Maintenance of all accounting records and other financial statements for all town governmental offices and agencies.

  • Payments of all financial obligations on behalf of the Town.

  • Receipt of all funds due the Town from any source.

  • Rendering of advice, assistance and guidance to all other Town agencies and officers related to fiscal or financial affairs.

  • Monitoring of all expenditures by Town officers and or agencies.

  • Supervise the purchase of all goods, supplies and materials by Town agencies including a central purchasing system and an inventory control system.

  • Supervision of all data processing functions, activities and equipment.

  • Maintain close communication with all town officials, including the School Department, regarding intergovernmental matters affecting the financial affairs of the Town.

  • Administer all health insurance programs.

The Department of Finance consists of the following three operating divisions:

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