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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Auditor
Auditor

Assessor
Find information regarding tax rate history, abatement applications and instructions, as well as exemptions.
Assessor

Community Development & Planning
Find information relating to the efforts taken to improve housing, buildings, and the community as a whole.
Community Development & Planning

Council on Aging/Senior Center
Watertown COA / Senior Center provides a wide variety of social, health, recreational, educational, and support programs for the Town's older adults in Watertown.
Council on Aging/Senior Center

Fire
Find information on fire stations, safety tips, emergency management, fire inspections, and more.
Fire

Health
Find information on Animal Control, the Board of Health, Community Health Services, Environmental Services, Tobacco Control, and more.
Health

Information Technology
Find information on the Town's wide-area computer network, new software, and new computer technologies being used in Watertown.
Information Technology

Watertown Free Public Library
Provides access to a wide variety of popular reference materials, resources, services, and programs that fulfill the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community.
Watertown Free Public Library

Personnel
The Personnel Department is responsible for a variety of human resources functions including recruitment, unemployment claims, training, and more.
Personnel

Police Department
Information about Watertown Police Department.
Police Department

Public Works
The Watertown Department of Public Works is comprised of nine divisions to deliver multiple services to the public.
Public Works

Purchasing
The Purchasing Department is responsible for the proper procurement of goods and services in accordance with MGL Ch. 149, 30,39M, 30B, and 7.
Purchasing

Recreation
It is the mission of the Watertown Recreation Department to provide the citizens of Watertown with varied and comprehensive leisure time programs. We will work and/or assist any of the Town’s agencies and citizens to improve or develop new programs.
Recreation

Schools
Nearly 2,600 students are enrolled in Watertown's three elementary schools.
Schools

Skating Rink
Skating Rink

Town Clerk
The Town Clerk is the official record keeper for the Town of Watertown.
Town Clerk

Town Manager
The Town Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Town and is responsible to the Town Council for the proper administration of all Town affairs placed under his charge by or under the charter.
Town Manager

Treasurer / Collector
The Treasurer prepares departmental budgets and reports, processes payroll deductions, and receives all departmental, State, and Federal receipts.
Treasurer / Collector

Veteran Services
The Watertown Veterans' Services Department offers assistance to Veterans and their dependents in all Federal and State benefits and Services.
Veteran Services