Special Town Meeting to be held June 24th »


Paving Schedule

Paving Schedule - Westland Farm Road, Roper Road, Ridgewood Road and Hastings Road »

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 5th, the Town’s contractor, Lazaro Paving, will place the first layer of pavement on the on...

61A Release - Public Hearing »

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE  Town of Sterling61A Land Release Justice Hill Road Cut-Off 

Sidewalk replacement

Sidewalk replacement on Maple and Bird Street to start on May 22 »

Beginning on Wednesday May 22nd the Town’s contractor, Lazaro Paving, is scheduled to begin a small drainage and...

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Covid Vaccine Assistance - If you need technical / computer assistance to sign up for a Covid Vaccination, please call the Senior Center at 978 422 3032.

In addition, the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line is now available. Call 2-1-1 and follow the prompts. Hours of operation are 8:30am-5pm, M-F.


Sterling now has e-permitting through PermitLink.  Please click the logo or here to connect.  If you need any assistance, or have questions, please call the building department at 978-422-8111 x2301.  You can also click here to email an inspection request or click the image below.  

Request an Inspection

The Town of Sterling is a member of the Wachusett Regional School District.  Our children attend the Houghton Elementary School (grades Kindergarten through 4) and the Chocksett Middle School (grades 5 through 8), both of which are located on Boutelle Road in Sterling.  Children in grades 9 through 12 attend the Wachusett Regional High School in Holden.  Sterling students who wish a technical/vocational education may attend the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg.

For more information about our schools, please see links below of webpages from the district site:

    Welcome to Sterling's Web Procurement Desk

    Below Please Find A Listing of Currently Open RFPs, RFQs & IFBs
    Unless otherwise noted, all Bids & Proposals should be submitted to:

    Town Administrator
    1 Park Street
    Sterling, MA 01564.

    Thank you for your interest in Sterling.

    Requests for Proposals

    NameSummaryDue Date
    Property Tax Administratiion Services Assessor's AdministrationJune 21, 2024 by NOON

    Solicitation of Price Quotes

    NameSummaryDue Date
    none at this time  

    Invitation For Bids




    Requests for Qualifications

    NameSummaryDue Date


    Click here to view:

     Curbside Trash and Recycling Calendar


    Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center
    131 Raymond Huntington Highway, West Boylston

    Accepting all reuse, bulk, recycle and electronics (some with fee). 

    The Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycle Center is open to residents of seven Wachusett Towns: Boylston, Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling and West Boylston.  The collection is provided by Wachusett Earthday, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the seven Towns.

    The Center welcomes bicycles, seashells, evergreen cones, small smooth stones, yarn, home goods, reusable furniture, crafts, sporting goods and appliances for swap or to be passed on to families in need.

    There is a charge for disposal of furniture, hazardous materials and appliances. Please check the Recycle Center Home page for more information.

    Check HERE for updates, hours and to access the Home Page for the Recycle Center. Directions to the Wachusett Watershed Regional Recycling Center: I-190, Exit 5, north one block on Route 140 to light, left on Legg Road and travel 0.8 mile to the entrance on the right. Or Laurel Street, West Boylston or Manning Street, Holden to Raymond Huntington Highway (parallel with I-190 at Holden/West Boylston town line), and travel 0.9 mile to the entrance on the left.

    Please NOTE: This operation is manned by volunteers. The days/times may increase or decrease without prior notice, when there are not enough volunteers to handle the work or if it is unsafe to be working outside. Always check the website to see if the center is open.

    Board & Committee Openings

    The town relies on volunteers to assist with the many functions of our town government.  To view the current openings, please visit our Board/Committee Openings page.

    Please submit your application, even if the committee or board you wish to serve on currently has no openings.  Vacancies occur frequently, often without much advance notice.  Having your application on file allows committees and boards to fill vacancies faster.

    Employment Opportunities

    The Town of Sterling is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit our Employment Opportunities page to view our current openings.