Annual Town Meeting
Saturday, May 1, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
Last day to register to vote was Friday, April 9, 2021

Annual Town Election
Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hamilton-Wenham Recreational Center/Library
Last day to register to vote was Friday, April 9, 2021

* VOTE BY MAIL: last day to request a mailed ballot is Fri, April 30 at 5:00 p.m.

A voted ballot must be sealed in the gold envelope and signed by the voter.  It can be returned by mail, dropped off in the Clerk’s Office or in the drop box on the left side of Town Hall.  Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Thu, May 6.  Please return as early as possible.

To view the May 6, 2021 Election Ballot click here.

We are open to the public:  MON/WED/FRI  8am – 12 noon;  TUES  2 – 6 pm; THURS – 12 noon – 4:30 pm.  You may also call for an appointment.

Records requests for the Clerk’s Office records can be done via email: 


Obtaining Vital Records – Certified Copies

The Clerk’s office has the following vital records and will provide only Certified Copies of such records:

Birth Records if the parents lived in Hamilton at the time of the child’s birth; the child was born in Hamilton; or both.

Marriage Records if the Marriage Intentions were originally taken out in Hamilton.

Death Records if the person died in Hamilton; was a resident of Hamilton at the time of death; or both.

Note: Some birth and marriage records are restricted records under Massachusetts Law. In order to be allowed access to such documents, a valid ID must be shown by the person requesting the document (a photocopy of ID if mailing a request). Only those listed on the document will have access to the record.

To request online through Unipay: 

To request via mail:  Certified copies of vital records are $10.00 per copy; you may mail a check (payable to “Town of Hamilton” and fill in memo section appropriately) and mail to Town Clerk, Hamilton Town Hall, 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA  01936 and include a self-addressed/stamped envelope.  Be sure to include the name and date of the vital record.  If your request is time-sensitive, email and we will prepare it and arrange for pick-up.


The following by-laws are sold by the Town Clerk’s office: Zoning By-Laws with maps – $20.; Subdivision Rules and Regulation – $5.; Town By-Laws – $5. These publications can also be downloaded from the town website.

Street Lists

Street listings are available for $15.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Town of Hamilton has three precincts and all vote at the Hamilton Wenham Recreational Center gymnasium located next to the library at 16 Union Street, Hamilton.

Certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage records are available for $10.

All dogs six months of age and older must be licensed per MA state law. Proof of a current rabies vaccination must be provided with the application for a license. Intact dogs are $20.; neutered males and spayed females are $15.; owners over 70 years of age receive their first dog license no charge.  Licenses are for the period April 1 through March 3.  Dogs not registered/licensed by June will be subject to late fees.


Name Contact
Carin A. Kale Town Clerk and Notary 978-468-5570 X3
Anne R. Hughen Administrative Assistant 978-468-5570 X3