Town Government

Hopkinton has an Open Town Meeting form of government and is governed by its Town Charter and bylaws. An open Town Meeting means that all of the town’s voters may vote on all matters. (Some towns have a representative Town Meeting instead, and cities have a City Council instead.) Each town has a different way of running its Town Meeting, depending on its bylaws or charter. The Citizen’s Guide to Town Meetings is available on the state website.

Hopkinton Town Charter 2017

Hopkinton’s General Bylaws & Zoning Bylaws

A Citizen’s Petition Guide for Hopkinton from eHop

Guide for Citizen Petitioners – Getting to and through Town Meeting from the town of Hopkinton (PDF)