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City Clerk

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.

The City Clerk publishes the agenda for all City Council meetings, records all Council and related Mayoral actions, and edits and compiles the minutes of Council meetings. The Department also maintains the City Council document system database and publishes all ordinances and amended codes on a yearly basis. The City Clerk is also responsible for overseeing the work of the Archives Commission.

You must complete any public business transactions before the cashier closes at 4:30 p.m.

City Clerk
1 City Hall Square
Room 601
Boston, MA 02201-2014
United States
Office hours
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cashier Hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public notices

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

Search public notices

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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Mar 28

Boston Fair Housing Commission Meeting

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Mar 28

Licensing Board Hearing

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Mar 28

Emergency Management - Homeland Security Meeting

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Mar 28

Consumer Affairs and Licensing

City Council meetings

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Meet the City Clerk

Meet the City Clerk