Community Preservation Committee


The Act establishes a Community Preservation Fund financed by property tax surcharges and matching revenues from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Act provides new funding sources which can be used to address core community concerns: 

  • acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land,
  • protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas,
  • protect farmland and forests from future development,
  • restore and preserve historic properties,
  • help meet local families’ housing needs.

This gives the community the opportunity to determine its priorities, plan for its future, and have the funds to make those plans happen. A Community Preservation Committee composed of local citizens will make recommendation on the use of the funds.

In the May 2007, election Littleton voters passed a ballot question that allowed for a 1% surcharge on a homeowner's property tax bill after the first $100,000 is exempted.   Exemptions are also available for those qualifying for low-income housing or low/moderate income senior housing. Contact the Assessor's Office for more information about the surcharge or see the Surcharge and Exemption tab below.

The State provides matching funds created by a filing fee surcharge at the Registry of Deeds created specifically for the CPA. 

The money, kept in a separate CPA account by the town, must be spent for the purposes detailed above. Each category must receive a minimum of 10% of CPA funds annually. The remaining funds may be used for any one of the categories or split up amongst them as the town sees fit.

  1. Town Clerk

    Physical Address
    37 Shattuck Street
    2nd Floor, Room 207
    Littleton, MA 01460

    Fax: 978-540-2401

  1. Blended CPA Funds
  2. Surcharge & Exemptions
  3. Legal References

Blended CPA Funds

In 2014, Littleton became the first Town in the Commonwealth to accept the so-called "blended" Community Preservation Act.  By adoption of the Blended CPA, the Town's one percent (1%) CPA property tax surcharge can be augmented by municipal revenues up to the equivalent of another two percent (2%), which increases the base for CPA state matching funds.  


Name Position Description Term 
Carolyn Mueller Chair Citizen at Large 06/30/2026
Andrew Sammarco Vice Chair Conservation No expiration date
Timothy Wanzer Clerk Citizen at Large 06/30/2025
Sam Bell   Citizen at Large 06/30/2026
Geraldine Bertozzi   Finance Committee 06/30/2025
Solomon Marini   Park & Recreation No expiration date
Linda Stein   Historical 06/30/2026
Jeffrey Yates   Planning Board 06/30/2024
Bartlett Harvey   Housing Authority No expiration date
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