Welcome to the City of Worcester Resident Guide! Here you can quickly find our most popular information and resources listed below:
Working together to make Worcester a vibrant, livable place for everyone, regardless of age or ability.
We encourage residents to sign up for our automated notification system to receive emergency, community and weather alerts and important DPW&P notices.
The City of Worcester will assist members of the public in accessing public records within the requirements of state and federal law through our Public Records Portal.
Learn more about the Smart911 system, which allows residents to provide the details that 911 call takers may need in order to assist them during an emergency.
International Overdose Awareness Day will be honored again this year in Worcester with a Vigil on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Posted: Thursday 08/11/22
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Worcester, and the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project will spray designated areas.
Posted: Wednesday 08/10/22
Due to the forecast of extreme heat and out of an abundance of caution the Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers’ Market event planned for Aug. 4 has been rescheduled to Sept. 8.
Posted: Wednesday 08/03/22
When: Friday 08/12/22 8:00 AM
Where: Virtual Meeting
When: Friday 08/12/22 12:00 PM
Where: City Hall, Esther Howland Chamber, 455 Main Street
When: Friday 08/12/22 5:00 PM
Where: Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street
When: Monday 08/15/22 5:00 PM
Where: Durkin Administration Building, 20 Irving Street
When: Monday 08/15/22 5:30 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting
Now is the time to plan ahead for the State Primary Election coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Due to redistricting, your polling place may have changed....
Posted: Thursday 08/11/22 4:00 PM
Posted: Wednesday 08/10/22 8:52 PM
This summer's Out To Lunch festival launches Thursday, Aug. 18, and includes music, food, vendors, and a farmers market....
Posted: Wednesday 08/10/22 10:00 AM
City Council 08/09/2022
Posted: Tuesday 08/09/22 6:00 PM
The City of Worcester has one pool, two spray parks and four beaches. The City is also home to three state beaches and pools. All sites are open to the public 12 to 7 p.m. everyday during the summer.
View a list of scheduled construction related activity for resurfacing, water and sewer work city-wide. Motorists are advised that there will be traffic delays at these locations.
The Division of Parks, Recreation & Cemetery maintains and manages a par 72, 18-hole municipal golf course offering City residents and non-City residents alike an exciting and challenging round of golf.
The Worcester Public Works Department operates three yard waste drop-off sites for all Worcester residents, open April through November.
Celebrating 12 years on the Worcester Common, the Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers' Market returns this summer with live bands, outdoor performers, artisans, nonprofits, food, farms and fun, beginning August 4 and running through September 1.
The City of Worcester offers many opportunities for young people to obtain employment at various levels, from supervisory to staff. Interested candidates should follow the instructions for each opening in order to apply for the position(s) of interest.
The goal of this program is to provide Worcester residents with opportunities to engage in healthy eating, active living, community building and spending the summer becoming a healthier Worcester. The program runs from June 13 to September 18 Mondays through Sundays at 12 city parks. We hope to see you there!
More Seasonal Information...
One of the duties of the City Manager as Chief Executive Officer of the City of Worcester is to appoint members of municipal boards, commissions, and advisory committees. In some cases the nominated appointees must have their nominations approved by vote of the Worcester City Council.
All residents committed to preserving the vitality of our democratic institutions are urged to volunteer their services to one of these local government agencies whose effective operations depend so heavily upon enlightened citizen participation.