TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
BUSINESS HOURS * 2016
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 **
*Please note: Due to understaffing during the months of June, July and August, there may be lunch hour closures. Please call the office at 508-824-2700 to check on the hours we will be open on a given day.
**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 and the Town Hall will be closed the following Tuesday evenings in the summer for 2016:
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
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
2015 Dog Licenses expire March 31, 2016.
2016 Dog Licenses will be available February 23, 2016
ELECTIONS AND TOWN MEETINGS:
Preparing voting scanners for all elections
Updating and compiling voters’ lists
Distribution of Absentee 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
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
Record Planning Board Certificates of Action
Town Calendar for 2016
Annual Town Election is Saturday, April 23, 2016. Polls are open from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
All precincts vote at the Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Road
The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Election is Monday, April 4, 2016 from 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, 558 South Main Street
Annual Town Meeting is Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Road
The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Meeting is Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 8:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, 558 South Main Street