Duties & Responsibilities
Service Description: The Town Clerk oversees all aspects of elections, voter registration, absentee balloting, early voting, certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions. The office maintains the voter list, street, school, and jury listings, records all vital records and sends information to the state. The Clerk assists with genealogical research through birth and death records of the town.
The office is responsible for recording & certifying all official actions of the Town. Town meeting, elections, Planning & Zoning Board decisions. The Clerk administers the oath of office to all elected and appointed board and committee members and provides them with the States Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest laws.
Further responsibilities include: posting meetings of all government bodies, submitting bylaws and zoning amendments to the Attorney General for approval, issuing marriage licenses, dog licenses, business certificates, burial permits. The Town Clerk also responds to inquiries from the general public and provides knowledge and assistance to all.