The primary function of the Animal Control Division is to enforce the City Of Lawrence by-laws and the Massachusetts General Laws as they relate to animal issues. Some other duties of Animal Control include picking up stray dogs, licensing and vaccination enforcement, bite investigations, cruelty investigations, quarantines, barking complaints and barn inspections.
Learn how to apply for a firearm license and the requirements thereof.
Here you can access the sex offender registry, view a parent guide, see child protection information, and find contact details should you need them.
The Lawrence Police Department Hackney unit has the responsibility of developing an overall transportation strategy for demand responsive transportation providers, as established by local city ordinances. The Hackney unit licenses and regulates medallion taxicabs, livery vehicles, limousines and commuter vans.
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Winter Parking Ban
In the event of a snow storm prior to December 15, 2017, or after April 1, 2018, residents will be asked to adhere to the alternate side of the street parking ordinance where parking is allowed.
The City of Lawrence uses an Enhanced 911 system. An Enhanced 911 system adds the ability to display the caller’s address and telephone number at the PSAP ( Public Safety Answering Point) for the dispatcher’s reference.
Text a Tip
Learn how to use our text a tip feature to alert the police.
Cold Tips for Seniors
It's getting chilly - and that means higher heating bills and sweaters. How can you keep your elderly family members warm and safe this season? And what about hypothermia? What is it and how can you detect, prevent, and handle it?