Located on the second floor of Town Hall, the Town Clerk:
Serves as the Town’s chief election official, overseeing candidate nominations, voter registration, petitions, ballots, polling places, and voting equipment.
Conducts the annual Town census and records and preserves all vital statistics on births, deaths, and marriages. (All home births, affidavits & corrections, and Marriage Licenses are by appointment only)
Administers the oath of office to all elected and appointed members of Town committees and boards.
Issues business certificates, dog licenses, fuel storage permits, and licenses for raffles and bazaars.
Records State tax liens and Uniform Commercial Code filings.
Board and Committee Work
As the chief elections officer of the Town, it is the Town Clerk's duty to obtain and keep records on all boards and committees. The Town Clerk works more frequently and directly with the Civic Pride Committee, which promotes civic pride and works to preserve and beautify public spaces in Dedham.
The Town Clerk staffs Town Meeting, taking down the official minutes and vote count. The Clerk also works with the Finance & Warrant Committee, which oversees and makes recommendations on all municipal financial matters.
When to Contact us
The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for a wide variety of services in the Town, mainly dealing with elections and records. Please contact us with concerns or questions about election procedure, voter information, vital records, or public records.