Town Clerk

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the office of the Town Clerk to be a primary provider of information and quality services to the community and to work cooperatively and in coordination with the varied departments and groups while performing a myriad of tasks to achieve established goals and comply with state and local statutes


The Wellesley Town Clerk serves the residents of Wellesley through its function as official record keeper for Town Meeting and Vital Records and the Administration of Elections and voter related activities.

Records found in this office are:
  • Annual Town Reports
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Records of elections and lists of those who have served the town of Wellesley in elective or appointive office
  • Special Reports to Town Meeting
  • Town Meeting Records
  • Zoning Decisions


This office issues a number of licenses:
  • DBA Certificates
  • Dog licenses
  • Marriage licenses
  • Raffles and bazaars permits

Other Duties

The Town Clerk maintains records of amendments to the Town By-Law, and Zoning By-Law and references to accepted State Statutes.

This office accepts the required postings for all public meetings and maintains the public meetings calendar.

The Town Clerk conducts the Annual Census and maintains the voter lists. The department conducts all Federal, State and Local elections.

Notary Services available by appointment.

The office attempts to respond efficiently, accurately and speedily to all requests by Town Officials, Boards and members of the public.

The Town Clerk's office welcomes inquiries seeking assistance/information in relation to services provided by the Town of Wellesley. The staff will assist in redirecting your questions to the appropriate department.

Town Clerk Term

The Town Clerk is elected for a three year term and receives a salary.


Passport applications are no longer accepted at the town offices (as of March 30, 2015). Please contact the post office for passport services.