Town Clerk

Town Clerk’s Office Operational Plan

The Hanover Town Clerk's Office will open by appointment only until further notice. Further, 95% of the transactions with the Town Clerk's Office are able to be handled electronically and/or via drop-off in the front door mail slot or U.S. Mail.

Appointment Hours

Most transactions will be handled electronically or via drop-off in the front door mail slot or U.S. Mail. Open by appointment only during regular Town Hall business hours. Subject to change depending on staffing; updates will be made here. Call 781-826-5000, ext. 1079, or email the Town Clerk for an appointment.

Most requests will be fulfilled by mail, including requests for vital records, receipts for nomination papers, requests for Vote by Mail ballots, etc. Please leave your request in the front door mail slot or mail it to the Town Clerk's Office, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA  02339. Only the following services are required by law to be fulfilled in person: marriage intentions and oaths of office.

About the Town Clerk's Office

The Town Clerk's Office ensures accurate compliance with constantly changing State Laws relative to the Town Clerk and Registrars of Voters and provides exemplary service to the general public. The Town Clerk is the chief election official, which includes running the elections (town, state, and federal) and related early voting periods, registering people to vote, providing absentee ballots, and receiving campaign finance reports from local office candidates. The Town Clerk’s Office is also the keeper of vital records (i.e., births, deaths, and marriages), Town Meeting votes, Town By-Laws, and zoning decisions. The Office also licenses dogs, issues raffle permits, registers flammable tanks, and issues business (DBA) certificates, and works with the Registrars of Voters to administer the Town Census.

The Town Clerk's Office only accepts cash or check. You may, however, use a credit or debit card in the Town Collector's Office and use your receipt as proof of payment. Payments made by debit or credit card are charged a fee based on the transaction amount (Credit/Debit Card Fee Schedule).

Town Clerk Office Hours

Mondayby appointment 
Tuesdayby appointment 
Wednesdayby appointment 
Thursdayby appointment 
Fridayby appointment 

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Catherine Harder-Bernier Town Clerk 781-826-5000, ext. 1079