Historic Preservation

Talbot Mills Dam at sunset - June 2022

The goal of our Historic Preservation efforts is to preserve, protect and develop the historical and archaeological assets of the Town of Billerica.  The Town of Billerica has a number of significant historic resources and an strong culture of preservation.  In addition to the two municipal commissions listed below, there is an active Historical Society and a newMiddlesex Canal Museum to commemorate the regional impact of the historic Middlesex Canal.  

Historic District Commission - reviews and approves permits for all work on structures located in one of the four historic districts established in the Town. 

Historical Commission - administers Demolition Delay bylaw and undertakes activities to promote historic preservation in Billerica


Current Project:  Community-Wide Survey Planning Grant

The Town was recently awarded a grant from the Mass Historic Commission to create a Survey plan for the town that will inventory the existing historic resources documentation in Town and make a plan for filling in gaps in the documentation and updating information where possible.  This project will begin in September 2023.  Check here for updates as the project progresses.