Town of


40 Centre St. Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: 508-979-4023

Town Administrator:

Angeline Lopes Ellison

Select Board:

Charles Murphy
Stasia Powers
Andrew Romano
Andrew Saunders
Keith Silvia

Annual Town Meeting:

May 4, 2024
April, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

April 1, 2024
takes places after Town Meeting: "thereafter said [election] meeting will be adjourned to another day for the consideration of all other articles in the warrant."


Population Density1,290
Registered Voters12,523
Income Per Capita$34,968
EQV Per Capita$181,158
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate73.9%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$321,400
Median Gross Rent$953
Total Households6,872
Average Household Size2.27

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$9.95
Commercial Tax Rate$19.78
Average Tax Bill$3,921
Total Expenditures$49,534,613
Total Tax Levy$32,785,289
State Aid$12,449,277
Local Receipts$8,545,547
CPA Year Enacted2005
CPA Surcharge2.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Fairhaven

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Fairhaven is located on the shore of Buzzards Bay and offers beautiful beaches, shopping and dining. Fairhaven features the most magnificent European-style public buildings built by Standard Oil Company executive and millionaire Henry Huttleston Rogers.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1812
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyRepresentative Town Meeting
Size of Representative Town Meeting429


Area12.3 mi2
Public Roads109 mi
Regional Planning AgencySoutheastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

William Keating

Mass. Senate

Mark Montigny

Mass. House

William Straus

Income Per Capita

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