The Town Clerk acts as the Town's chief election official, recording officer, registrar of vital records and statistics, public records officer and licensing officer and is the point for general information to Belmont's inhabitants, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Federal Government and the general public. For an organizational list of employees and appointed/elected officials in the Town Clerk's office, click here.
The current Town Clerk is also commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Justice of the Peace and Notary Public.
Examples of items issued from the Town Clerk's office include:
Election-related Activities Include:
- Voter Registration
- Voting Lists
- Ballot Preparation
- Coordination of Voting Places
- Certification of the Election Results with the Secretary of State and MA Dept of Revenue
- Certification of Nomination Papers and Initiative Petitions
- Candidate Filings such as Campaign Finance Forms, Annual Town Census, Resident Book, List of Residents to the Office of the Jury Commissioner
Upon election or appointment to an Town office, board, commission or committee, the individual must be administered the oath of office (be sworn in to serve) at the Town Clerk's Office prior to participating in a meeting requiring a vote. At that time, the State's Open Meeting Law is distributed or referred by on-line access and a copy of the Ethics Law is distributed. Newly elected and re-elected Town Meeting Members are administered the oath of office at Town Meeting. Please see above for a complete advisory for newly elected Town Meeting Members and for those serving on boards, committees and commissions.
The Town Clerk is elected for renewable three year terms and receives a salary, the amount of which is voted at the Annual Town Meeting.
Town Clerk's Office Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
To e-mail a staff contact please click on their name below
- Applying for Marriage Licenses
- Birth, Death & Marriage Records: Certified Copies
- Business Certificates (DBA), Business Licenses & Entertainment Licenses
- Campaign Finance Reports & Information
- Current Census Information
- Election: April 4, 2017 Local Election - Offices & Candidates
- Elections: Am I Registered & Where do I Vote?
- Elections: Early Voting & Absentee Voting
- Elections: Election Results
- Elections: Information for Residents & Media
- Elections: Register to Vote Online
- Elections: Running for Elected Office & Campaigning
- General Bylaws
- Get to Know Belmont
- Open Meeting Law & Ethics
- Pet License: Fillable PDF Application
- Pet License: Online Renewal Application
- Raffle Permits & Auctioneer Licenses
- Residency Verification & School Registration
- Street Address Assignment Requests
- Town Meeting Documents & Information
- Town Meeting Members
- Yard Sale Permits
Frequently Asked Questions
- I have a dog or a cat - do I have to license them? What's required?
- Does Belmont have any Town By-Laws? Where do I find them?
- Who are Belmont's Town Meeting Members?
- What's required to run for elected office, either as a Representative Town Meeting Member for my precinct or Town-wide elected official (part or full time)?
- What is the total number of residents in town?
Voting Equipment Testing for April 4, 2017 Election
March 21, 2017 - 8:30am
Voting Equipment Testing for the Presidential Election
October 28, 2016 - 8:30am
Precinct 8 Caucus for Town Meeting
September 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Precinct 7 Caucus for Town Meeting
September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Voter Equipment Testing for Minuteman School District Election
September 14, 2016 - 8:30am