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City Clerk services

City Clerk services

Here’s a list of all the services and filings that the City Clerk offers.

Still have questions? Contact:
City Clerk
617-635-4601
1 City Hall Square
Room 601
Boston, MA 02201-2014
United States

Service or filing

Assignment of Wages
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Attachment of Bulky Personal Property
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Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors
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Business Certificates
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Boston City Council filings
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View City Council Records

City Ordinance filings
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City Charter Book
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  • Description: You can get a copy of the City Charter.
  • Fee: $7
City contracts
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  • Description: We file City contracts with vendors or contractors that are more than $2,000. You can get copies of contracts at the City Clerk's Office.
  • Related lawsMA General Law Chapter 40, Section 4
Closing Out Sales
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Domestic Partnerships
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Filing a claim with the City
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Jitney Licenses
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Public records requests in Massachusetts
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Medical Registration
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Mergers of Associations and Trusts into Corporations
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Military Discharge
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Petition for poles or conduits
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Power of attorney
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Public Utility Condense Return
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Public utility locations granted by the building commissioner
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Public Way Certificate
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Raffles and bazaars
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Notary Public
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Notice of Tax Liens
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Trusts, Instruments, and Amendments
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  • Description: The trustees of an association or trust need to file a Declaration of Trust with the City Clerk. If the trustees make changes or amendments to the trust, they need to file those changes with us.
  • Related fee$100 for a new Declaration of Trust; $100 for any change to a Declaration of Trust
  • Related lawsMA General Law Chapter 182, Section 2
University Accountability Reports
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City Hall wedding ceremonies
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  • Description: We perform marriages in the City Clerk's Office. To get married, you need to first pick up a marriage license.
  • Related feeCeremony costs $75. If you’re late, you will be charged an extra $25.
  • Related lawsMA General Law Chapter 182, Section 2
Veteran Discharge
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  • Description: If you’re a veteran and you’ve been permanently discharged from military service, you can file a notice with our office.
  • Related lawsMA General Law Chapter 115, Section 3A