Town Clerk

14Mission

The Town Clerk's office is one of neutrality and impartiality, rendering equal service to all, preserving, and protecting the records of the town according to applicable state and local laws accurately, cost effectively and in a timely and courteous manner.

The Town Clerk is responsible for recording, maintaining and preserving town records such as:   the Town Code book (Charter, Ordinances, Policies and Procedures) land records, subdivision and survey maps, servicemen’s discharge records, trade name certificates, cemetery reports, meeting schedules, and official agendas and minutes.  We report all land transfers to the Assessor and Tax Collector; make various reports to the state and town; assist residents in registering to vote and also assist the Registrar of Voters with all elections, primaries and referenda. We regulate the issuance of hunting, fishing, dog, and vendor licenses; collect state conveyance tax on all transfers of property and remit same to the State Tax Department.

As Registrar of Vital Statistics, the Town Clerk's office issues marriage licenses, burial permits, cremation permits and has custody of birth, marriage, and death records.