The City Clerk's Office is the hub of local government of which customer service is the epicenter. Since the City Clerk is the official record keeper, the office serves as an information superstore for its residents and citizens at large. Effective January 1, 2017, the City Clerk will serve as the City's Super Public Record Access Officer. All Public Record requests shall be filed with the City Clerk's office with the exception of Police Department Record requests. A Public Record Request link is located on the on the City Clerk's webpage in which you can submit your request to the City Clerk and a link to submit a request to the Police Department.
The staff members are consummate professionals and will attend to a customer's needs in a proficient and timely manner. Products and Services available through the City Clerk's Office are as follows:
Vital Record searches, purchases & preservation
Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
Marriage Intentions Filings
Business Registration and Certificates
Special Permit Applications
Fuel Storage Licenses
Junk Dealer's Licenses
Pool Table Licenses
Public Meeting postings
Download a Claim Form
ZBA Filings, Decisions and Appeal recordings
Planning Board Document filings
City Census preparation and recording
Election Processing which include form preparation i.e. absentee voter applications, absentee voter ballots etc.
The City Clerk prepares the agenda, clerks the City Council meetings and generates the meeting minutes. The Assistant City Clerk's responsibilities are integral to the daily functionalities of the Clerk's Office and in recording and indexing the actions taken by the City Council.
The City Clerk's Office team is incrementally automating all facets of the office as the ultimate goal is to provide customers with "a quick click" to a form via our website and in-house application development for our services. We will be adding more links to the City Clerk's page to facilitate your needs.