About the Town Clerk
Appointment Authority: Appointed by the Board of Selectmen
Description of Duties:
Seventy-three chapters and four hundred fifty-one statutes of Massachusetts General Law direct the Town Clerk's duties.
- Serves as Chief Election Officer, Public Information and Legislative Administrator, and Local Registrar of Vital Records and Statistics (birth, death, and marriage).
- Issues marriage licenses, dog licenses, and business certificates.
- Is a member of the Board of Registrars of Voters and is responsible for carrying out the functions of the Board in preparation, publication, and circulation of voter lists, the annual census and street listing of Stow residents.
- Submits all bylaws passed by Town Meeting to the Attorney general for approval.
*Certified Massachusetts Municipal Clerk