DUE TO THE PUBLIC CLOSING OF THE TOWN HALL WE ARE IMPLEMENTING ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO SERVE THE PUBLIC. WE WILL BE IN THE OFFICE ANSWERING THE PHONE AND E-MAILS ON A DAILY BASIS. IF YOU REQUIRE SERVICES AT THIS TIME, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 978-597-1704 OR [email protected].
Nomination Papers and Petitions: Please mail to Town Clerk, 272 Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469. Or use our drop box by the entrance off the parking lot at 272 Main Street. Our Town Offices are closed to the public and will be updated as needed per Governor Baker's orders.
Dog Licenses: On-line (make sure we have update rabies information)
Vital Records: On-line or by appointment (restricted records you will need to make an appointment, ID is required)
Marriage Intention and Licenses: By appointment only.
Register to vote on-line at: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/
The Town Clerk's Office serves as the central information point for local residents and citizens at large.
The Town Clerk is the keeper of vital statistics, the custodian of the Town Seal, administers the oath of office to all persons elected or appointed to any Town office, and issues such licenses and permits as are required by law. The Town Clerk in Townsend is also the Records Access Officer.
The Town Clerk supervises and manages the conduct of all elections and other matters relating to elections. The Town Clerk serves as the Clerk of Town Meeting, keeps its records, and in the absence of the Town Moderator and Deputy Moderator, presides pending election of a temporary Moderator by Town Meeting vote.
The Town Clerk has such other powers and duties as given by the laws of the Commonwealth, the Town Charter, By-Laws and by other Town Meeting vote.