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 coordination with all departments, boards, and committees while complying with state and local statutes.
Description of Services
The Town Clerk is the chief election official, recording official, registrar of voters, 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 of 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 licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business certificates, dog licenses, fuel storage permits, and raffle/bazaar permits.
Open Meeting Law
All Boards and Committees are required to post their meetings with the Town Clerk's Office. The Town Clerk's Office has information about the Open Meeting Law. Meeting Notices and Agendas are posted on the Town Hall bulletin board at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting (forty-eight hours excludes weekends and holidays). In conformance with the Open Meeting Law, this information can also be accessed 24/7 on the Town website at: http://www.town.halifax.ma.us