OFFICE CLOSURES –
Thursday, Aug 18, 10:00 am – noon
Monday, Aug 22, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Thursday, Aug 25, 10:00 am – noon
SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT: To ensure that the Town Clerk’s Office is available to assist you with a request for notary services; copies of birth, death or marriage certificates; the filing of business certificates (DBA’s) or marriage intentions, please call 978-468-5570 x 3 to schedule an appointment. Town Hall hours: MON/WED/THU 8am – 4:30 pm; TUES 8am – 6:30 pm; FRI 8am – 12:30 pm. During the summer, the office may be closed at lunch due to vacation schedules.
State Primary Tuesday, Sept 6, 2022; State Election Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022, both 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the HW Rec Center Gymnasium.
2022 ANNUAL TOWN STREET LIST/CENSUS FORMS WERE MAILED EARLY JANUARY. We need to know who lives in town in order to recognize you as an eligible voter! ON JUNE 1 THOSE THAT DID NOT RETURN A CENSUS WERE MADE AN “INACTIVE” VOTER. A confirmation mailing was sent to each inactive voter. Accurate information for each address in town can benefit you in the event of a public safety emergency.
2022 DOG LICENSE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE. LATE FEES WENT INTO EFFECT ON JUNE 1.
Records requests for the Clerk’s Office records can be done via email: [email protected]
Obtaining Vital Records – Certified Copies
The Clerk’s office has the following vital records and will provide Certified Copies of such records:
Birth Records if the parents lived in Hamilton at the time of the child’s birth; the child was born in Hamilton; or both.
Marriage Records if the Marriage Intentions were originally taken out in Hamilton.
Death Records if the person died in Hamilton; was a resident of Hamilton at the time of death; or both.
Note: Some birth and marriage records are restricted records under Massachusetts Law. In order to be allowed access to such documents, a valid ID must be shown by the person requesting the document (a photocopy of ID if mailing a request). Only those listed on the document will have access to the record.
To request online through Unipay: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/customerinfo.aspx
To request via mail: Certified copies of vital records are $10.00 per copy; you may mail a check (payable to “Town of Hamilton”) and mail to Town Clerk, Hamilton Town Hall, PO Box 429, Hamilton, MA 01936 and include a self-addressed/stamped envelope. Be sure to include the name and date of the vital record. If your request is time-sensitive, email [email protected] and we will prepare it and arrange for pick-up.
The following by-laws are sold by the Town Clerk’s office:
Zoning By-Laws with maps – $20.
Subdivision Rules and Regulation – $5.
Town By-Laws – $5
These publications can also be downloaded from the town website.
Street Lists are available for $15
Frequently Asked Questions
The Town of Hamilton has three precincts and all vote at the Hamilton Wenham Recreational Center gymnasium located next to the library at 16 Union Street, Hamilton.
Certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage records are available for $10 at the Clerk’s Office.
All dogs six months of age and older must be licensed per MA state law. Proof of a current rabies vaccination must be provided with the application for a license. Intact dogs are $20; neutered males and spayed females are $15; owners over 70 years of age receive their first dog license no charge. Licenses are for the period April 1 through March 3. Dogs not registered/licensed by June will be subject to late fees.