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Town Clerk
Services Provided By The Town Clerk's Office
Doug Johnstone
Town Clerk

Darlene Van Alstyne
Assistant Town Clerk

260 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA  02657

Ph: (508) 487-7013
Fx: (508) 487-9560

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 12 noon
  • Burial Agent
  • Business Certificates
  • Cemetery Lot Sales 
  • Dog Licenses
  • Elections
  • Genealogy
  • Marriage Intentions
  • Raffle Permits
  • Town Archives
  • Town Census
  • Town Meeting
  • Shellfish Licenses
  • Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriage
  • Voter Registration  

The Town Clerk Serves You As:

Chief Election Official
: Oversees 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.

Information Bulletin – Public Records Access Law
In accordance with MGL C.66, §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

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 C.4, §7(26)(a-n) (2000ed.).

Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ph: (508) 487-7000
Fx: (508) 487-9560