Mission Statement and Description of Services
The Town Clerk’s Office is committed to providing competent, courteous, and efficient service.
The Town Clerk is the chief election official, recording official, registrar of vital records (births, deaths and marriages), as well as, the public records official.
The Town Clerk’s Office issues licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business licenses (DBA’s) and renewals, dog licenses, raffle/bazaar permits and requests for public documents.
The Town Clerk is responsible for all elections, census and voter registration, as well as overseeing the polling place and the conduct of all elections and elected related activity, and records all actions of Town Meeting. The Town Clerk records and certifies all official actions of the Town, including town meeting legislation and appropriations. The Town Clerk’s Office administers the oaths of office and maintains appointments and resignations of all Town Officials.
Often considered the core of local government, the Town Clerk’s Office serves as the central information point for local residents and citizens at large. The Town Clerk is the keeper of town records, the chief election official, a member of the Board of Registrars, official keeper of the Town Seal, registers all vital events occurring within the community and those events occurring elsewhere to local residents. The Town Clerk records and preserves birth, marriage and death re and provides certified copies of these records upon request.