City department hours
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City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you need to visit a department at City Hall, you must make an appointment.
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For the latest updates, please visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) website:
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City Clerk

We accept, file, record, and maintain all municipal records for Boston. For the public, we sell various licenses and permits and can notarize and attest to documents.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The City Clerk’s Office has temporarily relocated its public information counter to the 2nd Floor, Window #2, at City Hall. City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please note: We do NOT issue marriage licenses. For marriage licenses, contact the Registry Department at 617-635-4175.

We're conducting all transactions by appointment only. Our online scheduler is no longer available to make appointments. Please call 617-635-2685 to schedule an appointment on Tuesday or Friday, when City Hall is open to the public. Appointments can be made based on availability, between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  To expedite your appointment, staff will ask for the reason you are coming to City Hall. We want to make sure that the City Clerk's Office offers the services you are looking for.

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1 City Hall Square
Room 601
Boston, MA 02201-2014
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Public notices

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Governor Charlie Baker announced an emergency order modifying the State’s Open Meeting Law. The order order suspends the requirement for public access to the physical location where a public meeting is taking place, provided there are other means of access. Read the emergency order.

We add information on City of Boston public meetings and hearings to the public notices section of our website.

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Our office maintains public records, including all information related to the City Council. Learn more about posting notices for public meetings and hearings.

Upcoming meetings and hearings

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Jul 14

City Council Committee on Government Operations Working Session on Docket #0232

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Jul 15

Boston Retirement Board meeting

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Jul 16

City Council Committee on Government Operations Working Session on Docket #0233

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Aug 19

Boston Retirement Board meeting

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City Council meetings