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City Clerk services

Below you can find a list of all the services and filings that the City Clerk offers.

Still have questions? Contact:
City Clerk
1 City Hall Square
Room 601
Boston, MA 02201-2014

Service or filing

Description: We allow a creditor to collect the future pay or salary of a person.

Filing fee: $15

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Description:Xổ số may mắn hàng tuần After a civil order is filed with our office, a creditor can file notice that includes a person’s personal property as repayment for debt.

Filing fee: $15

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Description: If you are in debt, you give up your rights to a creditor.

Filing fee: $15

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Description: Business owners need to file a certificate every four years with their city or town clerk. Learn how to file a business certificate.

Filing fee$65. If you aren’t a Massachusetts resident, you need to pay an additional $35.

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Description: We keep legislation records at the City Clerk’s office. Council Meetings take place every Wednesday at noon. You can see agendas on Monday after 12 p.m,  or through our office. You can also get  or at our office after 4 p.m. on Friday.

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Description: We can give you copies of City Ordinances, and answer questions about the City Code. You can also .

Filing feeXổ số may mắn hàng tuần: We charge 20 cents per page for copies of City Ordinances.

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Description: You can get a copy of the City Charter.

Fee: $7

Description: We file City contracts with vendors or contractors that are more than $2,000. You can get copies of contracts at the City Clerk's Office.

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Description: A company that is going out of business needs to file an application for Closing Out Sales three days before the start of the event. The application needs to include an inventory of all of the company’s goods and a $1000 bond.

Filing fee: $100

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Description: You can file a record of your domestic partnership with the City Clerk, but you need to meet some requirements. Learn how to file a domestic partnership.

Filing feeXổ số may mắn hàng tuần: $62. The fee includes a certified copy of the domestic partnership certificate. Additional certified copies cost $12.

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Description: You can file a claim if you were injured or your vehicle was damaged by a road or sidewalk defect on a City street, or you were in an accident with a City-owned vehicle. Learn how to file a claim.

Filing fee: $15

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Description: You need a license if your company plans to transport people within the City. We send your application to the City Council and let you know when the council approves it.

Filing fee: $500; annual renewal fee: $200; License Amendments fee: $100

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Description: The public has access to all records, unless the record is exempted by law. 

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Description: If you practice medicine in Boston, you need to register with the City Clerk. This includes, physicians, optometrists, podiatrists, electrologists, and osteopaths. Learn how to file a medical registration.

Related feeXổ số may mắn hàng tuần: There is a one-time registration fee of $100.

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Description: A corporation needs to file copies of its Articles of Amendments, certified by the Secretary of State, with the City Clerk.

Related fee: $100

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Description: You can file your military discharge papers with the City Clerk.

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DescriptionXổ số may mắn hàng tuần: Utility companies that want to install poles or conduits in Boston need to file a petition with the City Clerk.

Related fee: $100

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DescriptionXổ số may mắn hàng tuần: You can file a legal written document with the City Clerk that gives another person the power to act on your behalf.

Related fee: $10

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Description: Utility companies need to file a condense return every year that shows the financial state of the company.

Related fee: $25

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DescriptionXổ số may mắn hàng tuần: Utility companies need to let the City Clerk know about potential locations for poles. The City Clerk will tell businesses and homes in the area about the plans, and then the City holds a public hearing on the proposal.

Related fee: $100

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Description: This City Clerk statement provides evidence that a Public Way in Boston is actually a Public Way.

Related fee: $25

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Description: If you want to hold a raffle or a bazaar in Boston, you need a permit. Learn how to apply to host a raffle or bazaar.

Related fee: $30

Description: Our office can notarize a document for you.

Related fee: $5

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DescriptionXổ số may mắn hàng tuần: The state files a notice with us when a lien is placed on the property of a person or company in Boston.

Related fee: $25

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Description: The trustees of an association or trust need to file a Declaration of Trust with the City Clerk. If the trustees make changes or amendments to the trust, they need to file those changes with us.

Related fee$100 for a new Declaration of Trust; $100 for any change to a Declaration of Trust

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DescriptionColleges and universities in Boston need to file a report that includes:

  • a summary of student enrollment and statistics on where they live
  • a list, including addresses, of students living off campus in Boston, and
  • a list of all school buildings used for housing. 

The deadline for filing reports is October 1.

Download University Accountability Reporting Form

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Description: We perform marriages in the City Clerk's Office. To get married, you need to first pick up a marriage license.

Related feeCeremony costs $75. If you’re late, you will be charged an extra $25.

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  • Description: If you’re a veteran and you’ve been permanently discharged from military service, you can file a notice with our office.
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