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. Please note that the Town Clerk no longer accepts walk-ins for Notary Services; you must call and make an appointment. For more information about Notary Services provided, click here.
Examples of items issued from the Town Clerk's office include:
Election-related Activities Include:
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
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