Town Clerk


Often considered the first stop in local government, the Town Clerk's office responds to inquiries from the public and serves as a central information point for other town departments, residents and citizens at large by providing knowledge and assistance in a fair and impartial manner to all.

The Town Clerk serves as the Election Official for the town, recording officer, registrar of vital statistics, public records officer and licensing officer.  The Town Clerk maintains records of adopted municipal code, bylaws, oaths of office, resignations and appointments.  censes and business certificates.  The Clerk's Office records and issues all licenses, dog licenses, business certificates and vital records.  The Clerk's Office records all actions of town meetings, and posts all public meetings on the official town bulletin board and town website.

The Town Clerk also serves as chief election official and is directly responsible to the voters of the Town.  The Town Clerk oversees the polling location and the conduct of all elections and election-related activity.  The Clerk works with the Board of Registrars to promote and maintain voter registration and voter records.

It is the goal of this office to combine efficient operation while providing superior customer service to town residents, town departments, as well as boards and committees in order to comply with state and local mandates of Massachusetts General Laws.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Lucia B. Longhurst Town Clerk 508-285-0232
Brooke Durden Assistant Town Clerk 508-285-0233