Welcome to Somerset

Welcome to the Town of Somerset’s website. Somerset is a full service suburban community in Bristol County situated in Southeastern Massachusetts. It is 20 miles southeast of Providence, Rhode Island and 44 miles south of Boston. The town is located on the western shore of the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay. Incorporated in 1790, the town has a rich and colorful heritage dating back to colonial days. Today, the town is governed by a three member Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and traditional New England Open Town Meeting.

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News & Announcements

VOTE 2022

IN PERSON EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE FOR STATE PRIMARY ELECTION »

EARLY VOTING HOURSFOR STATE PRIMARY ELECTION SATURDAY, AUGUST 27...

Special Town Meeting 8/22/2022 »

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

Electric Rates to Soar this Summer: Here's What You Can Do »

Your electric bill is going up this summer. Rates are set to be the highest they’ve been in recent memory, but there...

Simple Recycling-Service Discontinuation and facility closure »

Simple Recycling discontinued service and closure of their operations in Somerset.  Due to the lasting effects of COVID...