THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE HAS MOVED TO THE PATTON HOMESTEAD, 650 ASBURY ST, AS OF MON, NOVEMBER 20.    PLEASE CALL 978-468-5570 X 3 TO CONFIRM OUR AVAILABILITY and schedule an APPOINTMENT. Because we could not bring all of our records to the new location, we have to go back to Town Hall to access documents in the vault.  Unfortunately, this may cause a delay in responding to a request for a record or document. Thank you for your patience.  We look forward to seeing you at our new location.
OFFICE CLOSURES: The offices at the Patton Homestead are closed to the public on Fridays through the end of 2023. Thank you for your understanding.

Thu, Dec 7, the Clerk’s office is closed from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mon, Dec 11, the Clerk’s office is closed from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

APPOINTMENT REQUIRED:  To ensure that the Town Clerk’s Office is available to assist you with a request for notary services; copies of birth, death or marriage certificates; the filing of business certificates (DBA’s) or marriage intentions, please call 978-468-5570 x 3 to schedule an appointment. Patton Homestead hours:  MON/WED/THU  8:30 am – 4:30 pm; TUES  8:30 am – 6:30 pm. The office may be closed at lunch depending on staff availability.


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



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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Town of Hamilton has two precincts and both 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 at the Clerk’s Office.

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 Term
Walter Leszczynski Registrar
Kathy Tensen Registrar
Edward (EJ) Weldon Registrar


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