|City Clerk and Acting License Commission Clerk, Linda L Koutoulas
|Hours: Monday - Friday, 8AM-4PM
City Clerk Transaction Listing and forms:
- Birth Certificates
- Death Certificates
- Marriage Certificates
- Business Certificates
- Voter Registration English Spanish On-Line
- Absentee ballots - English Spanish
- Pollworker application
- Claims against City for damage
- Dog License
- Livery/Taxi Licenses
- Second Hand Dealer License
- Marriage License - we also perform marriages by appointment in the Clerk's office.
- Raffle Licenses
- Flea market licenses
- Drainlayer license
- Yard sale permits
- Junk dealer license
- Fortune teller/palm reading license
News: New polling locations for September and November elections: Greystone Elderly Housing (7-01) moving to Bradford Elementary and Washington Sq (1-02) moving to Citizen Center- to allow for distancing needs due to COVID 19.
Register to vote or change registration: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/
Am I registered to vote: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch/MyVoterRegStatus.aspx
Track my ballot: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx
Military or overseas voters Federal Postcard application: https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca.pdf
Early voting for the State Primary (September 1) will take place August 22 - 28 - you can vote by mail or in person.
City Hall, 4 Summer st: Sat and Sun, 10-4 (Old RMV office in basement), Mon - Fri 8-4 and Thursday - 4-8PM
Tilton Upper school - 415 Primrose St. Sat 10-4
Somebody Cares New England - 358 Washington St. Sat 10-4
Hunking Middle School- 480 South Main St. Sat and Sun 10-4
Early voting for the State Election (November 3) will take place October 17 - 30 -you can vote by mail or in person.
Click here for application.
Applications must reach your local election office by August 26 for the State Primary.
Applications must reach your local election office by October 28 for the State Election.
State Primary ballots need to be back at your local election office by 8 p.m. on September 1.
State Election ballots need to be postmarked no later than November 3 and must be back at your local election office no later than November 6.
Yard sales will now be permitted but must follow COVID restrictions - social distancing, wearing of masks and handling of merchandise to the minimum. See "yard sales" on sidebar to the left.
NOTICE OF POSTPONED SPECIAL PERMIT HEARINGS -PURSUANT TO CHAP 53 ACTS OF 2020
Postponement of Special Permit hearing for 211-219 Lincoln ave before the City Council - originally scheduled for April 14 2020 - now scheduled for Tuesday July 28 virtual City Council meeting at 7PM.
Recently, you should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau, inviting you to go online to respond to the 2020 federal Census. The U.S. Census counts every person in the country every 10 years. The information gathered through the census is used to decide how much our communities get in state and federal money for things like public health, transportation, and education. The census is quick, easy, and important, and all of your answers are confidential. Please visit www.my2020census.gov and be counted today.
This census is different from the City Census (also called Street listing). It's important that you complete both censuses.
Office of the City Clerk- Mission Statement:
The City Clerk is the head of the City's Department of Records and keeper of the City archives, keeper of vital statistics, and the custodian of the City seal and all public records belonging to the City. In addition, the City Clerk is the administrator of the oath of office to all City Officers and performs all duties with regard to the conduct of elections and other such matters provided by general laws.
City Clerk- Duties and Responsibilities:
- Keep systematic files of all public records of the City.
- Establish and maintain procedures for the keeping of vital statistics; assure the prompt issuance of the correct vital statistic records as requested.
- Establish and maintain system for keeping records of municipal meetings.
- Maintain legally required postings and timely information on the City bulletin board.
- Issue dog licenses; collect fees for licenses.
- Receive claims against the City and provide claimant with information as to procedures.
- Administer oath of office to all City officials.
- Prepare, distribute, receive, review for accuracy, and record City census.
- Administration of all elections.
- Provide pertinent legal documents to City departments that are impacted by law, ordinance, or contract.
- Prepare City Council agenda and maintain a file of all City Council documents. Prepare minutes of City Council meetings
Attorney General Healey's Open Meeting Law Guide
Open Meeting Law training
Sec. of State Galvin's Public Records Regs.-updated 1-2017
Voters can now register and make changes to their voter registration on line!
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.
Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.
Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official.
The Haverhill City Clerk's office is proud to announce its new Facebook page - sign up for notifications and post your questions! www.facebook.com/cityofhaverhillmaclerk