Community Preservation Committee

How School - Nov2022
Green CPC sign in front of Clara Sexton House in Billerica

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Applications must be stamped by the Town Clerk

Next Meeting

The next CPC Meeting will be at 6pm on January 11th. Agenda Coming Soon.


We recommend you contact staff to discuss your project before you apply.  Below are the relevant documents you will need. 

Eligibility Form for Projects

Billerica CPA Application (to be filled out once eligibility is confirmed)

Once the CPA project is approved by Town Meeting, a grant agreement will be created and signed by both parties.  Please see template grant agreement below:

Template Grant Agreement

If the project set forth is a private historic restoration project, the following restriction agreement document will need to be completed by the applicant and submitted to the Massachusetts Historical Commission for approval.

Historic Preservation Restriction Agreement

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) generally recommends projects at Annual Town Meeting each spring, however it can review projects at other times.  Contact staff to discuss timing of your application. 


Click to watch previous CPC Meetings below:

CPC 04-06-23 Video

CPC 03-20-23 Video

CPC 3/23/23-Video

CPC 2/9/23-Video

CPC 1/12/23-video

CPC 12/8/22-Audio only

CPC-11/17/22-Meeting Cancelled

CPC 9/8/22 Video

CPC 8-11-22 Video

CPC 7/14/22 Video

Under Construction: Restoring the Great Deed of Billerica with CPA
-Click on link below to read

Eligibility Forms August 2022


CPC 12/8/22 Video

CPC 9/8/22 Video

CPC 7/14/22 Video

Click Here for CPA Bonded Projects

March 23, 2022 7PM- CPC Meeting Documents  Click here for ->Zoom Link

Clara Sexton House

FY 2022 Budget Admin

FY 2021 Admin

CPC Activity

CPC-TOB-Invasive Species-Application

CPC-TOB-Howe School-Application

CPC-Rec-PHR Skate Park Playground

CPC Rec-PHR Tennis-Pickleball Courts

CPC CP Plan (revised Jan-Feb 2021)

Exciting news!

Other Important Information:

Howe Historic Registry Info

Additional Howe History

Financial Plan for Howe/PHR

CPC Slides for Spring Town Meeting 2020

CPA Bonded Projects

CPC CP Plan (revised Jan-Feb 2021)

CPC Activity Report

CPC Fiscal Update

Additional information:

Community Preservation Fund Public Presentation
Watch the video on BATV

Video on the implementation of the CPC

CPA Taxpayer Information Guide FY21

Please click on link to view all Billerica CPA project appropriations

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a Massachusetts State Act which enables a community to create a local fund to protect its natural and cultural resources, by adding a surcharge to local real estate taxes.

In Billerica, the surcharge is 1%. Exemptions apply.

The local CPA fund receives yearly guaranteed disbursement matches from a statewide trust fund, the revenues of which are derived from a surcharge the Commonwealth places on (real estate) transaction fees at the Registry of Deeds - but only cities and towns that adopted CPA receive a disbursement match. Since CPA was signed into law in 2000, 175 communities have adopted it and benefited from it. Billerica citizens voted to adopt it on Election Day, November 8, 2016.  

For more information regarding the Act, visit the
Community Preservation Coalition website. Please, visit us on Facebook!

State Laws -
Town By-Law (Page 23) - 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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