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City Clerk

We accept, file, record, and maintain all municipal records for Boston. For the public, we sell various licenses and permits and can notarize and attest to documents.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The City Clerk’s Office has temporarily relocated its public information counter to the 2nd Floor, Window #2, at City Hall. As of April 7, City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays.

All transactions will be conducted by appointment only. Use our online scheduler to book an appointment. Note: The City Clerk's Office does not issue marriage licenses. Please contact the Registry Department for more information at 617-635-4175.

The window hours on the second floor will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. However, you can contact our office from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for any questions, inquiries, or to schedule an appointment over the phone.

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1 City Hall Square
Room 601
Boston, MA 02201-2014
Temporary Cashier hours
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Public notices

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Governor Charlie Baker announced an emergency order modifying the State’s Open Meeting Law. The order order suspends the requirement for public access to the physical location where a public meeting is taking place, provided there are other means of access. Read the emergency order.

We add information on City of Boston public meetings and hearings to the public notices section of our website.

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Our office maintains public records, including all information related to the City Council. Learn more about posting notices for public meetings and hearings.

Upcoming meetings and hearings

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May 28

City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Dockets #0588-0596, 0598, FY21 Budget: DoIT, ISD, PEG Access Fund

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May 28

City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Dockets #0588-0596, FY21 Budget: BPDA

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May 28

City Council Committee on Ways and Means Hearing on Dockets #0588-0596, FY21 Budget: Public Testimony

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Jun 17

Boston Retirement Board meeting

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City Council meetings