Town Clerk

Services Provided By The Town Clerk’s Office 

The Town Clerk Serves You As:

Chief Election OfficialOversees all aspects of National, State and Local elections. Directs preparation of ballots, polling places, voting equipment, voter lists, certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions.

Recording Officer: Records and certifies all official actions of the Town.

Registrar of Vital Statistics: Registers all vital events occurring within the community and those events occurring elsewhere to local residents. Records and preserves original birth, marriage and death records.

Public Records Officer: Administers the oath of office to all elected and appointed members of local committees and boards. Provides access to public records in accordance with State Public Records Laws. Provides certified copies of vital records. Maintains records of adopted municipal codes, local bylaws, oaths of office, petitions and meeting minutes.

Licensing Officer: Issues state licenses and permits: including marriage licenses, shellfish licenses, dog licenses, business certificates, fuel storage, raffles and bazaars.

Burial Agent/Cemetery Lot Sales: Provides and records burial permits, schedules burials in the Provincetown Cemetery, and responsible for cemetery lot purchases. Maintains cemetery database.  See Provincetown's Interactive Cemetery Map for available plots.  To purchase please complete the Cemetery Plot Application Form and return it to the Office of the Town Clerk.

Information Bulletin – Public Records Access Law

In accordance with Massachusetts General Law (MGL) Chapter 66, Section 10(d), notice is hereby given that a custodian of public records shall permit any person to inspect and/or copy all public records within his/her custody upon payment of a reasonable fee. Failure of the custodian to comply may be appealed to the Supervisor of Public Records:

Supervisor of Public Records
Office of the Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, suite 1719
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-5914

Note: "Public records" is broadly defined to include all documentary materials or data made or received by any officer or employee of any municipality in the Commonwealth unless falling within the 13 statutory exemptions listed in MGL Chapter 4, Section 7(26)(a-n) (2000ed.).