Town Departments Boards and Committees Town Code Programs and Activities
About Southborough Committee Vacancies Directions Employment FAQ Forms and Applications GIS Helpful Links Meeting Calendar Policy/Disclosure Statement RFP/Bid Notices Town Map

Town Clerk

Tel:  508.485.0710 ext 5
Email:  townclerk@southboroughma.com

Paul J. Berry, Town Clerk
Michelle Jenkins, Assistant Town Clerk
Tamara J. Hadley, Administrative Secretary

Mission of the Town Clerk’s Office

The Southborough Town Clerk’s Office is committed to providing courteous, competent and efficient service to the Towns People. We are dedicated to the thorough preservation of the Town’s vital records and historical documents for the benefit of future generations. We respect the right to vote as a fundamental civil right and will assure that all elections are conducted in a fair and open manner providing equal access to all citizens. Our office will operate in a modern, professional and automated environment, with an emphasis on our fiscal responsibility to the taxpayers of Southborough.

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM -7PM *Except for Election Deadlines
Friday 8AM - Noon

Demographic Information from 2010 Census


Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates

  • Birth Certificates are available for births dating from 1727 to the present for any person born in Southborough or whose parents resided in Southborough when they were born.

  • Marriage Certificates are available for records dated from 1727 to the present. The Town Clerk has the records for couples who filed their marriage intention in Southborough.

  • Death Certificates are available for records dated from 1727 to the present. The Town Clerk has records for any individual who died in Southborough or who resided in Southborough at the time of their death.

Please call ahead to save yourself some time.  We only issue "True Copy Attest" certificates, with a raised seal constituting an original document.

Marriage Licenses  

    To apply for a marriage license, both parties must appear in person together at the Town Clerk’s Office. Each must be at least (18) eighteen years of age. If under the age of (18) eighteen they must obtain a court order from a probate or district court. There is a mandatory 3-day waiting period from the date the Intention is filed. This date can only be waived with a court order. The Intention is valid for 60 days and can be used to marry in any city or town within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Justice of the Peace 

Paul J. Berry, our Town Clerk, is a Justice of the Peace. To make an appointment, please contact him at Tel: 508.485.0710 ext 5

Notary Public

    Notary Public services are available in the Office of the Town Clerk free of charge. Identification must be provided by the individual prior to endorsing the document.

Elections

2014 Political Calendar

2014 Available Elected Officials

Annual Town Election

Official Results
Monday, May 12, 2014
Polls are open 8 AM - 8 PM
Voter Registration Deadline - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Official Results
State Primary

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Polls are open 7 AM - 8 PM
Voter Registration Deadline - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Official Results
State Election

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Polls are open 7 AM - 8 PM
Voter Registration Deadline - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Voter Registration:

The Massachusetts Mail-In Voter Registration Form can be used to register to vote in Massachusetts, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address, or to register with a political party. After completing the form, you must print it, sign it and mail it to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Massachusetts Mail-in Voter Registration form

Polling LocationsTown of Southborough Precinct Map

    Go to www.wheredoivotema.com to check your voting location.

    There are (3) three polling locations in Southborough

    • Precinct 1 - A.S. Woodward Memorial School, 28 Cordaville Rd

    • Precinct 2 - P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd

    • Precinct 3 - Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd

      Questions? Feel free to call the Town Clerk 508.485.0710 ext 5 or email TownClerk@southboroughma.com

    • Precinct Changes: #10, 11, 12, 14 Cross Street; Newton Street Even Numbers West Side; and #99, 101, 103 Marlboro Road -- NOW PRECINCT #2.
      #136, 150, 156, 158 Parkerville Road -- NOW PRECINCT #1.

Campaign Finance

Per MGL, Chapter 55 Campaign Finance Law, the Town Clerk is required to post any campaign finance report on the Town’s website if the report discloses activity (receipts, expenditures or liabilities) of $1,000 or more during a reporting period.

2014 Campaign Finance Reports

Daniel L. Kolenda - 8 Days Prior

2013 Campaign Finance Reports

William J. Boland – Year End Report

2012 Campaign Finance Reports

Leo F. Bartolini, Jr.
Leo F. Bartolini, Jr. - 30 days after election

William J. Boland
William J. Boland - 30 days after election
William J. Boland - year end

2011 Campaign Finance Reports

Daniel L. Kolenda

2010 Campaign Finance Reports

John F. Rooney, III

Salvatore M. Giorlandino


Genealogy Searches

We will assist citizens with genealogy searches.  Please call for an appointment.

Permits

The following permits are available at the Town Clerk's Office

    • Gasoline and Fuel Storage
    • Raffle
    • Bazaar
    • Auctioneer

Dog Licenses

All dogs six months of age and older must be licensed annually with the Town Clerk's Office. The licensing period is April 1st - March 31st. However, licensing begins March 1st of every year. Evidence of a current rabies vaccination must be provided.

Fees:

$12.00 - NOT spayed/neutered
$8.00 - spayed or neutered with vet certificate

Payment is cash or check made payable to the Town of Southborough.

A $10.00 late fee will be charged for each dog not licensed by June 1st, plus penalties.

Please Note: It is very important to notify the Town Clerk’s Office if you no longer own a dog or it has passed away, so as not to receive any violations.

Apply by Mail - Click here for the application.

Animal Control

Leash Law: All dogs in Southborough must be in control at all times.No dogs are allowed on school property. Any dog found to be in violation and picked up by the Animal Control Officer will be subject to an initial fine of $15.00 plus boarding fees.

Loose Dogs: Animal Control Officer, Leslie Boardman: 508.485.7817

ANIMAL EMERGENCIES - Police 508.485.7817

Business Certificates (DBA)

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 110, Section 5 states “Any person conducting business in the Commonwealth under any title other that the real name of the person conducting business, whether individually or as a partnership, shall file in the Office of the Clerk of every city or town where an office of any such person or partnership may be situated…”. There are two exceptions to this statute:

    1. If you are incorporated. However, if you are incorporated but doing business under a different name, you are still required to file a Business Certificate.

    2. If you are operating a business under your own full name. (e.g. John Doe Construction)

    Business certificates are valid for 4 years from the file date.

ELECTED OFFICIALS    
                              

Click on the name to connect to the website of each official.

Officers of the United States of America 

President - Barack H. Obama
Vice President - Joseph R. Biden

U.S. Senator - Edward J. Markey
U.S. Senator -Elizabeth A. Warren

U.S. Rep in Congress, Fifth District - Katherine M. Clark

State Officials

Governor - Deval L Patrick
Lieutenant Governor -
Secretary of the Commonwealth - William Francis Galvin
Attorney General - Martha Coakley
State Treasurer - Steven Grossman
State Auditor - Suzanne M. Bump
Governor's Council, Third District - Marilyn Petitto Devaney
State Senator in General Court, Middlesex and Worcester District - James B. Eldridge (D) Acton
State Representative, 8th Middlesex District - Carolyn C. Dykema (D)

County and District Elected Officials

District Attorney, Middle District - Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Register of Probate, Worcester County - Stephen Abraham

Register of Deeds, Worcester District - Anthony J. Vigliotti

Clerk of Courts, Worcester Count - Dennis P. McManus

Sheriff, Worcester County - Lewis G. Evangelidis
Worcester Regional Retirement System - Kevin Blanchette

 


Southborough Town Hall ~ 17 Common Street ~ Southborough, Massachusetts, 01772 ~ p:(508)-485-0710 ~ f:(508)-480-0161

Site designed by New England Network Solutions
Home About Southborough Meeting Calendar Departments/Services Contact Us Site Map