Our office at Room 601 in City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Constituents most commonly visit the City of Boston City Clerk to file for a business certificate, domestic partnership, raffle, or notarized document.
Please note: The following are NOT reasons to visit the City Clerk's Office:
Contact the Parking Clerk's Office if you want to:
Filing a Claim for Injuries/Damages
When filing a claim for injuries or damages related to roadway and sidewalk defects, the City must receive the claim within 30 days of the incident (MGL Chapter 84). Print the claim form along with any related information and documentation. Complete and sign the claim form, and attach any relevant documents. Remember to include a check or money order of $15 for the filing fee, made payable to the City of Boston.
For more information on how to file a claim with the City, visit our How to File a Claim page.
Upcoming meetings and hearings
City Council meetings
Please keep in mind:
- The City Council meets every Wednesday at 12 p.m. You can find agendas for City Council Meetings online, or at our office after 4 p.m. on the Monday before a meeting.
- City Council meeting minutes are available online or through our office after 4 p.m. on the Friday after the meeting.
- We recently launched a new legislative management system. Starting August 16, 2021, City Council meetings can be found on that site. Meetings before August 16, can be found on the old site while we work to transfer everything over.
- Please note: Indexed videos before August 16, 2021, are currently unavailable. Past City Council meetings and livestreams are still available on the Boston City TV YouTube page.