TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
BUSINESS HOURS 2017*
Monday-Thursday 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Tuesday evenings 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. **
Friday 8:30 A.M.-12:00 Noon
*Hours for filing marriage intentions are no later than 30 minutes prior to closing
**every other Tues. in the summer
THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED NOVEMBER 10, 2017 IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERAN'S DAY
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT BY DEBIT CARDS OR CHARGE CARDS IN THIS OFFICE AT THIS TIME. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
Genealogy Research Hours: Monday thru Thursday---9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
KEEPER OF VITAL RECORDS: ***
Birth Records $10 (long form only)
Marriage Intentions * $35 Effective 1/2/14
Marriage Records $10
Death Records $10
Correction of Record of Birth, Marriage, Death $25
Record of Birth Outside of the Commonwealth $25
*** All certified copies of vital records must be ordered one day in advance
PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESS OFFICER
INFORMATION FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE:
You must both apply in person (with identification please) for a marriage license. This is called filing marriage intentions.
A marriage license is good for 60 days from the day the marriage intentions are filed.
There is a 3-day waiting period from the date you file your marriage intentions before the marriage
license may be picked up. The fee for filing marriage intentions will be $35 effective Jan. 2, 2014
Medical Certificates are no longer required in Massachusetts.
Fees for the following effective 7/1/2012
Extracts of Voter Activities on a CD for State and Town Election $25
(CD to be provided by the person requesting the information)
Business Certificates (certificate expires 4 years from date of issue) $40
Business Certificate Renewals $20
Links for Vital Records:
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics—Basic
information site about ordering certified
copies, hours of operation, etc.
Specific questions about examination of records,
genealogical research facilities, etc. –call 617-740-2600
Information on ordering certified copies of vital records
New Voter Registrations
Voter Address/Party Changes
Declarations of Homestead for Manufactured Homes now filed with the Bristol County Registry of Deeds-Northern Bristol County--Fee is $36
Fees for Dog Licenses:
Spayed Females—Neutered Males $10
In order to obtain a dog license, a current rabies
vaccination certificate must be shown at time of
2016 Dog Licenses expire March 31, 2017.
2017 Dog Licenses will be available February 22, 2017
ELECTIONS AND TOWN MEETINGS:
Preparing voting scanners for all elections and preparing lists, coordinate election with School Department, Police Department and Highway Department
Preparing early voting location and processing ballots and lists for early voting for all Federal elections starting in November, 2016
Updating and compiling voters’ lists
Distribution of Absentee Ballots and Early Voting ballots
Record Absentee Voters in State VRIS Computer System
Record all Election Results Data into State VRIS
Record all Election Results
Send Election Results to Secretary of State’s Office
Have nomination papers available for all local elections
Preparing ballots for local elections
Update voters for voters list
Record all Town Meeting Votes
Prepare all zoning and general by-law changes and
submit them to Attorney General’s Office and
Record Zoning Board of Appeals Decisions and issue certified copies upon request
Record Planning Board Certificates of Action and issue certified copies upon request
Town Calendar for 2017
2016 Dog Licenses expire March 31, 2017 and 2017 Dog Licenses will be available on February 22, 2017
(in order to obtain a dog license, a current rabies vaccination certificate is required by state law)
Annual Town Election is Saturday, April 22, 2017. Polls are open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
All precincts vote at the Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Road
Annual Town Meeting is Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Road
A Special Town Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Veteran's Memorial Town Hall, 558 South Main Street