COVID-19 information
For the latest updates, please visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) website:

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 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 

We're conducting all transactions by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, when City Hall is open to the public. Constituents most commonly visit the City of Boston City Clerk to file for a business certificate, domestic partnership, raffle, or notarized document. Please note: The following are not reasons to visit the City Clerk's Office:

Please use our online scheduler to book your appointment with the City Clerk. If there are no appointment slots available when you access the scheduler, please check back in 24 hours to view any available time slots. Appointments are required. Due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, no walk-ins are allowed.

Book an appointment online

Appointments can be made based on availability, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To expedite your appointment, the scheduler 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.

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

City Council meetings

Please keep in mind:
  • The City Council meets every Wednesday at 12 p.m. You can find agendas for City Council Meetings online, or at our office after 4 p.m. on the Monday before a meeting.
  • You can find the minutes of the City Council meetings online or through our office after 4 p.m. on the Friday after the meeting. Please note: Indexed videos are currently unavailable as we move to a new legislative management system. Past City Council meetings and livestreams are still available on the Boston City TV YouTube page.
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