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Town Clerk's Office
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Town Clerk, Records Access Officer
Assistant Town Clerk
Principal Clerk/Vital Records Specialist
Address:
Town of Raynham
558 South Main Street
Raynham, MA 02767
Phone:
(508)824-2700
Fax:
(508)823-1812
Alternate Phone:
(508)824-2701
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM -4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM and 6:00 PM-8:00 PM *
Friday 8:30 AM-12:00 PM






 
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Marriage Licenses
Business Certificates
Dog Licenses
Birth & Death Records
 
 

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.
                                                    http://www.state.ma.us/dph/bhsre/rvr/rvr.htm

                                     Specific questions about examination of records,
                                     genealogical research facilities, etc. –call 617-740-2600
                                     or email:  vital.recordsrequest@state.ma.us

                                     Information on ordering certified copies of vital records
                                      from other jurisdictions:  http://www.vitalchek.com


                          REGISTRATIONS:

                          New Voter Registrations
                          Voter Address/Party Changes
                          Census Records
                          Business Certificates
                          Declarations of Homestead for Manufactured Homes now filed with the Bristol County Registry of Deeds-Northern Bristol County--Fee is $36

                           





                           LICENSES:
                      
                           Dog Licenses
                  
                     

                                 Fees for Dog Licenses:
                               
                               Spayed Females—Neutered Males  $10
                             Females—Males                       $15

                                        In order to obtain a dog license, a current rabies
                              vaccination certificate must be shown at time of
                              licensing.  


                                                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
                            post approval


                    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













 
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