The Town Clerk is an elected position. The term is three years.
Many of the duties of the Town Clerk are governed by Federal, State and Local By-Laws. The following is a list of some of the duties carried out by the Town Clerk: Chief Registrar of Voters, Chief Election Official, Recording Officer, Registrar of Vital Records, Public Records Official, Supervisor of Voter Registration, and Licensing Officer.
The Town Clerk:
- prepares local election ballots, oversees the polling place and all elections and election related activities.
- records and certifies all actions of the Town Meeting, submits any By-Law or Zoning By-Law amendments to the Attorney General's Office.
- posts all hearing and meeting notices.
- records and administers Oath of Office, and records all Appointments and Resignations of all Town officials.
- issues Fuel Storage Licenses, Raffle/Bazaar Permits, Dog Licenses, Certified requests for Public Records, Business Certificates " D/B/A" , Marriage Licenses.
- conducts the Annual Municipal Census, commonly known as the "Street List" every January
- assists the public with genealogical research.