Incorporated in 1673, the Town of Deerfield is located in Franklin County, along the Connecticut River and Deerfield River Valleys in Western Massachusetts.
- An area of 33.57 square miles.
- 82 miles of Town Roads, maintained by the Deerfield Highway Department.
- 17 miles of State Highways, maintained by Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
- Contiguous to the Towns of Conway, Montague, Shelburne, Sunderland, Whately, and by the City of Greenfield.
- Open Town Meeting form of government, with a Selectboard that oversees daily operations.
- Code of the Town of Deerfield stipulates:
- Annual Town Meeting on the Last Monday in April, at Frontier Regional School.
- Annual Elections on the First Monday in May, at the Municipal Offices.
- Population 5125 (as of the 2010 Federal Census).
- Registered voters 3484.
- Franklin County Technical School, Turners Falls, Mass., grades 9 - 12.
- Regional School Union #38 (includes Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, and Whately)
- Deerfield Elementary School, grades Pre-K - 6.
- Frontier Regional School, grades 7 - 12.
- Tilton Library
Public Safety & Services
- Highway Department, staffed by the Director and a full-time, six-member crew.
- Transfer Station, operated by three part-time attendants on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
- Wastewater Treatment facilities in specific areas of South Deerfield and Deerfield; operated by a Chief Operator and two Certified Operators.
- Police Department, staffed by the Chief of Police, seven full-time and twelve part-time officers, and a full-time Administrative Assistant/Matron, operated 24 hours per day, seven days a week.