The Town Clerk’s office is often considered the doorway to local government and the primary provider of information to all residents and non-residents.
The Clerk serves as the Chief Election Official, Recording Official, Registrar of Vital Records (births, deaths and marriages) and Licensing Officer.
This office issues state licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business licenses (DBA) and renewals, dog licenses, fuel storage licenses and raffle/bazaar permits.
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. This office responds to inquiries from the public, as well as, from other departments, boards and committees.