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.