To ensure that the Town Clerk is available to assist you with a request for notary services, the filing of business certificates (DBA’s), or marriage intentions, please call 978-468-5570 x 3 to schedule an appointment.
Town Hall hours: MON/WED/THU 8am – 4:30; TUES 8am – 6:30 pm; FRI 8am – 12:30pm.
Are you still living in Hamilton? Please note that if you did not return a 2021 Street List/Census Form, state law requires Town Clerks to confirm that you are still living in town. You will receive a “Confirmation” card and your voter status will be moved to inactive. If you have not moved, please return the card as soon as possible! For the integrity of the voter registration system we must be sure that anyone registered to vote does indeed live in Hamilton. Thank you.
Mark your calendar for Special Town Meeting, Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Records requests for the Clerk’s Office records can be done via email: email@example.com
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: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/customerinfo.aspx
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.