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TOWN CLERK

10 Pearl Street, 1st Floor
781-341-1300

Stephanie Carrara, Program Administrator II, X9224
Frances Bruttaniti, Principal Clerk, X9215
Joan Spicer, Principal Clerk, X9103

OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Mission Statement
The mission of the Town Clerk’s Office is to uphold the integrity of the Town’s democratic process, to maintain and preserve public records, and to act in the best interest of the community by providing innovative, efficient, quality service.

Licensing Officer
  • Issues state licenses:  marriage licenses, raffle/bazaar permits, Las Vegas Night permits
  • Issues county and town licenses:  dog and kennel licenses, burial permits, business certificates, auctioneer licenses, fuel storage permits, and physician registrations.
Public Information Officer
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public and facilitator with various departments.
  • Provides knowledge and assistance in a fair and impartial manner to all.
  • The Town Clerk’s Office serves as the central information point for local residents and citizens at large.
Public Records Officer
  • Administers and records all oaths of office.
  • Posts meetings of all governmental bodies.
  • Responsible for informing all elected and appointed officials of the State’s Open Meeting Law and Conflict of Interest Laws.
  • Provides access to public records.
  • Maintains municipal laws (Town Code).
  • Responsible for submittal of new by-laws to the State Attorney General for approval.
Recording Officer
  • Records and certifies all official actions of the Town, including town meeting legislation and appropriations, Planning and Zoning Board decisions.
  • Certifies all notes for borrowing and is the keeper of the Town Seal.
  • Records all pole locations approved by the Selectmen.
Registrar of Vital Records
  • Registers all vital events (births, deaths, marriages and adoptions) occurring within the community and those events occurring elsewhere to Stoughton residents.
  • Records and preserves original vital records providing the basis for the Commonwealth’s central vital registration system.
  • Provides certified copies of vital records and assists with genealogical research.
Voter Registration and Chief Election Official
  • Conducts all town, state and federal elections and certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions.
  • Assists voters interested in running for public office.
  • Supervises voter registration and absentee balloting.
  • Conducts annual town census, annual street lists and assists the Jury Commissioner with the preparation of the Jury List.
  • Assists the Secretary of the Commonwealth with maintaining the Commonwealth’s Central Voter Registry


Last Modified: Feb 13, 2014