Canton - Massachusetts
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                                  TOWN CLERKS DEPARTMENT

Memorial Hall
First Floor 
801 Washington Street
Canton MA 02021

 

 



Tracy Kenney, Town Clerk

Gale McHugo, Asst. Town Clerk

 
Kathy Dever,  Senior Clerk

Phone (781) 821-5013
Fax (781) 821-5016
 

Office Hours: Monday, Wed - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
 

Annual Town Reports 1930 - Current

 

Local Election - 4-2-13

 

 Local Town Election results 4-8-2014

 

Attorney General's letter on Town Meeting Articles

 

 

 Some of the duties of the Town Clerk’s Office are as follows: 

Public Records Officer  

  • Administers and records all oaths of office  

  • Posts meetings of all governmental bodies 

  • Provides access to public records  

  • Maintains General By-Laws

  • Responsible for submittal of new by-laws to the Office of the Attorney General for approval
     

 Recording Officer

  •  Records and certifies all official action of the town, including Town Meeting legislation and appropriations, Planning and Zoning Board decisions

  • Certifies notes for borrowing

  • Records state tax liens and child support enforcement liens

  • Records all pole locations approved by the Board of Selectmen
     

 Vital Records

  •  Registers all vital events (birth, death and marriages) occurring within the community and those events occurring elsewhere to Canton residents

  •  Provides certified copies of vital records and assists with genealogical research

 
Voter registration and Chief Election Official

  • Conducts all town, state and federal elections and certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions 

  •  Assists voters interested in running for public office 

  • Supervises voter registration and absentee balloting

  • Conducts annual census, annual street lists and assists the Jury Commissioner with the preparation with the Jury List

 

Frequently asked questions 

How may I obtain a birth, death or marriage record? 

You may write or appear in person in the Town Clerk’s office for a birth, marriage or death certificate.  There is a $8 fee for each certified copy. You may be asked to produce identification.  Please have your driver’s license or some other form of identification available.

 

When are dog licenses due and how much do they cost? 

All dogs six months or older are required to be licensed. All dogs must be licensed by May 30th of each year. Licenses are available for renewal on January 1st each year.  Proof of a valid rabies inoculation must be provided by the owner or keeper of the dog at the time the license is purchased. 

 Remember that after May 30th the Town imposes a $25 late fee for any unlicensed dog.   

Spayed/Neutered    $15              

Not Spayed/Neutered     $20

 

How do I register to vote in the Town of Canton? 

You may register in person at the Town Clerk’s Office or by mail. You may request a voter registration form be mailed to you or you can pick one up at any Massachusetts Clerk’s Office.  You must register to vote at least 20 days prior to an election.  Special voter registration sessions are held on the last day to register in the Town Clerk’s office from 9am to 8pm.

 
Where do I vote and what time do the polls open?
 

The polls are open for all elections from 7am to 8pm.  The polling locations are as follows:


Precinct Voting Locations
 

Precincts 1 and 6  - Canton High School
                              900 Washington St

Precinct 2            - Dean S. Luce Elem. School
                             45 Independence St

Precinct 3            - Blue Hill Regional School
                             800 Randolph St

Precinct 4 and 5   - J.F Kennedy Elem. School
                             100 Dedham St

   
 
    Click here to find your precinct
      
          Canton Precinct Map


NOTE:  If you are unable to get to the polls on election day you may cast an absentee ballot.  Please call our office for details.

   

DEPARTMENT FORMS:

          Business Certificate
(pdf)


            General By-Laws (pdf)

 04/15/2014

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