The Office of the Town Clerk is managed by the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk is elected to a 3-year term by the voters of the Town of Brookline and holds the rank of Department Head. The Town Clerk's responsibilities, which are mandated by federal and state statutes and town by-laws, include:
Administration of fair and accurate elections
Maintenance of public records
Preservation of the actions and directives of the town's legislative branch, the town meeting
Registration of voters
Justice of the Peace
The Town Clerk is the Records Access Officer (RAO) for all public records requests concerning the Town of Brookline. All public records requests may be made to the Town Clerk in writing at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Room 104, 333 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, or email Patrick Ward.
Requesting Notary or Justice of the Peace Services
It is strongly suggested that all requests for notarizations, civil marriage ceremonies, and oaths of office be arranged in advance by calling the Town Clerk at 617-730-2010.