Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,500 people and a mix of rural, agricultural (including cranberry bogs) and residential development. Founded in 1734, its history spans from colonial times to the present day. Please explore the Town's web site and if you need more information, please contact us.
Halifax Fireworks Events
The Halifax Fireworks Committee will hold a Family Fun Day from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, July 1 on the Town Hall Green. There will be Bike Decorating contests, games, music, Baby contests, make your own Tie Dye Shirts, food , and much more. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please e-mail Theresa Levenson. Facebook event.
Please join us on Saturday, July 1, at the Halifax Congregational Church for a Mac & Cheese Supper from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. We will be serving Mac & Cheese with a twist, salad, and a beverage and for dessert, brownies with vanilla ice cream. Twist you ask? Yes, in addition to the Mac & Cheese we will be providing several toppings (bacon, sausage, hot dogs, various vegetables, chives, olives, onion rings, etc.) that you can choose from to add to your Mac & Cheese or you can simply just enjoy it the way it is. The supper will start at 5:00 pm and will be served right up to 6:00 pm so please don’t worry if you arrive after 5:00. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door or they can be reserved in advance by calling Susan Mahan at 781-293-0422. So for all those Mac & Cheese lovers out there, please join us for
a delicious meal and a fun evening out as you celebrate the July 4th weekend.
The Halifax Fireworks Committee will hold evening events including the annual fireworks display from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday, July 1 at the Halifax Elementary School. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please e-mail Theresa Levenson.
Dog Licenses Available
The Halifax Town Clerk's office has mailed out this year's renewals for dog licenses renewals. State law requires that all dogs that have received their vaccinations and/or are six months of age or older must be licensed in their town. Halifax requires that all dogs be licensed by July 1 of each year. The license is valid from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Any owner who has not licensed their dog by September 1 will be charged a late fee of $5 plus the cost of the license. If the dog is not licensed by September 15, a late fee of $25 will be charged plus the cost of the license. All owners with unlicensed dogs as of November 1 may be issued a court citation in the amount of $25 plus the late of $25 and the cost of the license. The license application is available to download at http://www.town.halifax.ma.us/Pages/HalifaxMA_Clerk/doglicense.pdf - An up-to-date rabies inoculation certificate is required to obtain a license. (If in doubt, please call the Town Clerk's Office at 781-293-7970 to verify that the certificate on file is
up-to-date). The cost of a license is $15 for male/female dogs and $10 for neutered/spayed dogs. The Town Clerk's Office is open Monday-Thursday from 8am to 4pm. You may request a license by mail or by using the drop-off box by the parking lot door of Town Hall. Please send a check payable to the Town of Halifax, a copy of the rabies inoculation certificate and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Monponsett Pond Algae Testing
On Monday, June 12th, MassDEP collected water samples from both East and West Monponsett Ponds. The samples were analyzed on June 12-14th. The East Monponsett sample collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed no cyanobacteria. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 500 cells/ml at the 4th Avenue beach and 400 cells/ml at the state boat ramp. These levels are below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml.