Town Clerk

Town Clerk’s Office Operational Plan

To limit your exposure of COVID-19 and keep our employees healthy and able to serve you in this time of national emergency, all business with the Hanover Town Clerk’s Office will be handled by mail, front door drop-off mail, phone, and email only.

  • Phone number: 781-826-5000, ext. 1079 - Please leave a message; due to the stay-at-home order we are working remotely, but can receive messages.
  • Email: Click on the staff contacts name listed below.  This is the best way to reach us.
  • Mailing address: 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA  02339.
  • Front door drop-off mail: 550 Hanover Street, front door mail slot (door facing Hanover Street).

ALL requests will be fulfilled by mail, including requests for vital records, receipts for nomination papers, requests for absentee ballots, etc. If you wish to file intentions to be married or need to have an oath of office administered, please call for an appointment.  No other business will be transacted in person or by appointment at this time.

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 office staff is available during Town Hall hours. Any unforseen changes to hours noted below will be posted on the town calendar. Please call ahead to ensure availablity .

The Town Clerk's Office only accepts cash or check. You may, however, use a credit or debit card in the Collector's Office and use your receipt as proof of payment.

Clerk Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday8:00 AM4:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM4:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM8:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM4:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM12:00 PM

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Catherine Harder-Bernier Town Clerk 781-826-5000 ext 1061
Meg Pallotta Assistant Clerk 781-826-5000 ext 1012