Town of


2 Jabish St. P.O. Box 670 Belchertown, MA 01007
Phone: 413-323-0403

Town Administrator:

Steve Williams

Select Board:

Ronald Aponte
Ed Boscher
Margaret Louraine
Lesa Lessard Pearson
Jennifer Turner

Annual Town Meeting:

May 8, 2023
May, 2nd Monday

Municipal Election:

May 15, 2023
May, 3rd Monday


Population Density292
Registered Voters11,754
Income Per Capita$36,853
EQV Per Capita$111,192
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate84%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$288,000
Median Gross Rent$1,117
Total Households5,888
Average Household Size2.59

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$17.66
Commercial Tax Rate$17.66
Average Tax Bill$5,412
Total Expenditures$51,460,055
Total Tax Levy$30,937,000
State Aid$18,925,188
Local Receipts$3,393,900
CPA Year Enacted2005
CPA Surcharge1.5%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Belchertown

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Belchertown has one of the largest land areas in Massachusetts and lies next to the Quabbin Reservoir, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the country.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1761
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area52.6 mi2
Public Roads163.3 mi
Regional Planning AgencyPioneer Valley Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Richard Neal

Mass. Senate

Jacob Oliveira

Mass. House

Aaron Saunders

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