The Town Accountant reports to the Town Administrator who reports to the Board of Selectmen. The Town Accountant is responsible for managing the town budget and paying all bills incurred by both the town and local school. The Town Accountant is the custodian of contracts for the town.

Contacting the Accountant

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

Office Location: 2nd Floor of the Town House

Phone: (508) 785-0032 x227

Fax: (508) 785-2341

Mailing Address:


P.O. Box 250

Dover, Ma 02030

Position Employee Email
Town Accountant Kathy LaPlant
Asst. Accountant Nancy Rigano

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

Dover Town Code

There shall be a Town Accountant appointed by the Selectmen for a three-year term. The Town Accountant’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in M.G.L. ch. 41, §§ 55-58, 60-61.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the total budget for the Town of Dover?

See the Annual Town Meeting appropriations and assessments for the budget.

How is a reserve fund transfer request granted?

Under Massachusetts General Laws, the Warrant Committee can authorize transfers from the Reserve Fund for “extraordinary and unforeseen” expenditures. Reserve request forms distributed by the Town Accountant must be used to make a reserve fund request. Supporting information, which provides clear evidence of need should be attached to the form. The Warrant Committee reserves the right to refuse a request for lack of information.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask a question.