Often considered the doorway to local government, the Town Clerk’s Office serves as the central information point for residents and visitors alike. The Town Clerk is the chief election official, recording official, registrar of vital records, public records official, and licensing officer. The Town Clerk oversees the polling places and the conduct of all elections and election-related activity, and records all actions of Town Meeting. The Clerk’s Office maintains the municipal code, the official Town bulletin board, oaths of office, appointments and resignations of all Town Officials. The Clerk’s Office issues state licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business licenses & renewals, dog licenses, fuel storage licenses, raffle/bazaar permits and certified requests for public documents. This office responds to inquiries from the public as well as from other departments, boards and committees.
It is the mission of this office to be a reliable provider of information and quality services to the community and its residents, and to work cooperatively and in concert with all departments, boards and committees while complying with state and local statutes.