Town Clerk

Town Hall has returned to our normal office hours:  Mon/Wed/Thurs - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Tues - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, and Friday - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Residents are welcome to utiltize onlines services via our payment portal or by email.   

Town Clerk 

Trudy Reid

treid@wenhamma.gov
978-468-5520 x1

Often considered the gateway to local government and the community, the Office of the Town Clerk serves as the central information point for residents and visitors alike.  It is the mission of this office to be a reliable provider of information and quality services to the community and its residents, and to work cooperatively and in concert with all departments, boards and committees while complying with state and local statutes.

The Town Clerk's office welcomes inquiries seeking assistance/information in relation to services provided by the Town. We will assist in redirecting any question to the appropriate department. 

Most transactions can be completed online or by mail.  Order vital certificates ( birth, death and marriage certificates) and dog licenses at www.epay.cityhallsystems.com 

The Wenham Town Clerk is elected for a three (3) year term. 


Duties of the Town Clerk:
The Town Clerk is the Chief Election Official. The Clerk supervises voter registration, oversees polling places, election officers, and the general conduct of all elections. The Clerk directs the preparation of ballots, polling places, voting equipment, voting lists, administers campaign finance laws, certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions, and serves on the Board of Registrars. The Clerk's office conducts the annual town census and prepares the street list of residents.

 The Town Clerk is the keeper of the town seal. The Town Clerk attests by signature and seal to bonds, contracts, bylaws, resolutions and any other documents requiring town certification. The Clerk provides certified copies of vital records and conducts genealogical research for members of the public, and is responsible for maintenance, disposition, and preservation of municipal archival records and materials. The Town Clerk administers the oath of office to all town officials, elected and appointed.
 
The Town Clerk certifies the residency of veterans’ who qualify for state bonuses, receives board and committee meeting postings, administers and records oaths of office to town officials; submits zoning by-law and town by-law changes to the Attorney General, and sends the Jury List to the Secretary of State. The Town Clerk is also responsible for overseeing the State mandated compliance of all employees, and board and committee members, to be sure they follow through annually with any required Conflict of Interest / State Ethics Laws documentation.

In addition, the Town Clerk issues marriage licenses, dog tag licenses, storage of flammables, business certificates, and raffle permits, and serves as the Chief Public Records Access Officer.
 
Town Clerks are committed to work beyond the scope of the mandates and customs of their communities and serve the citizens as the focal point of town government.
 
Trudy Reid, the Town Clerk is a  Notary Public, and a Justice of the Peace.




Click here for a listing of all past Wenham Town Clerks.


 
 

Town Hall Hours

Monday 9am-4:30pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am-1pm

 

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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