COVID-19 UPDATE: The City Clerk’s Office has temporarily relocated its public information counter to the 2nd Floor, Window #2, at City Hall. City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
We're conducting all transactions by appointment only, on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, when City Hall is open to the public. 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.
- Please contact the Registry Department if you want to file for a marriage license or have requests for birth and death certificates.
- Please contact the Parking Clerk's Office if you want
- (a) to file for a resident parking permit
- (b) to file for a moving permit, or
- (c) to pay a parking ticket.
- Please contact the Election Department if you would like help with voting.
Please use our online scheduler to book your appointment with the City Clerk:
Appointments can be made based on availability, between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. To expedite your appointment, the scheduler will ask for the reason you are coming to City Hall. We want to make sure that the City Clerk's Office offers the services you are looking for.
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.