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Town Clerk's Responsibilities
Census Duties:
  • Conducts the annual town census
  • Prepares the street list of the residents.
  • Furnishes the jury list to the Office of the Jury Commissioner.
Elections:
  • Oversees polling places, election officers, and the general conduct of all elections.
  • Directs preparation of ballots, polling places, voting equipment and voting lists.
  • Administers campaign finance laws.
  • Certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions.
  • Serves on the local Board of Registrars.
  • Supervises voter registration and absentee ballots.
  • Prepares, records, and reports official election results to the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth.
Licenses:
  • Issues state licenses and permits including:
  • Marriage licenses (by appointment only, please allow 1 hour)
  • Permits for raffles and bazaars
  • Issues local licenses, permits, etc, which include:
  • Business certificates
  • Burial permits
  • Dog licenses
  • Fuel storage permits
  • Administers the oath of office to all elected and appointed members of local boards and committees
  • Ensures that all elected and appointed officials are informed in writing of the State's Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest Laws
  • Posts meeting notices of all government bodies
Official Decisions and Duties:
  • Records and certifies official actions, including:
  • Town Meeting legislation and appropriations
  • Planning Board and Zoning Board decisions
  • Certifies all notes for borrowing
  • As the official Keeper of the Records for the Town of Uxbridge, the Town Clerk is the keeper of the Town Seal.
Manages Public Records:
  • Provides access to public records in compliance with State Public Records Law, corresponding regulations and Town Bylaws.
  • Certifies copies of all town records.
  • Records and preserves original birth, marriage, and death records, providing the basis for the Commonwealth's central vital registration system.
  • Provides certified copies of vital records and conducts or assists with genealogical research for members of the public.
  • Is responsible for maintenance, disposition, and preservation of municipal archival records and materials.
  • Maintains records of adopted municipal codes, general bylaws and zoning bylaws, resignations, appointments, petitions, publications, budgets, election results and town meeting minutes and financial statements.
  • Submits general bylaws and zoning bylaws to Attorney General for approval.
  • Maintains the Annual List of Residents.

 
 
Detail Detail
Town of Uxbridge, 21 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone: (508) 278-8600