City Clerk

Mailing Address Office Hours Department Head
City Clerk's Office
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
City Hall, First Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Monday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm,
Tuesday, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
David A. Olson
City Clerk  
(617) 796-1200


The City Clerk is the official record keeper for the City of Newton. Records kept by the Office of the City Clerk include but are not limited to vital statistics (birth, marriage, and death certificates), Burial Permits, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings, Business Certificates (DBA’s), the records of the Newton City Council, appeals from decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board, and filings from City Boards and Commissions. The City Clerk is the Chief Elections Official for the City of Newton and is responsible for the annual Census, and oversees the City Archives.

2019 Dog Licenses

Please renew your Dog License annually starting April 1st.

Dog Licenses and Off-Leash Park PermitsPlease click here for more information about Dog Licenses and Off-leash Permits.

2019 City Census

City CensusPlease click here for more information about the Census or click here to respond online if you have no changes to the form mailed to you.



Upcoming Elections

September Municipal Preliminary

November Municipal Election 

Register to vote online: click here


Birth Certificates

The City of Newton has the records of all the people who were born in Newton or were living in Newton at the time of their Birth. For more information please click here

Marriage Certificates

Certified copies of Marriage Certificates can ONLY be obtained from the City or Town that issued the certificate even if the ceremony was performed in another community. For more information please click here


Poll Workers Wanted for 2019 Elections

Click HERE for more information


 News From the Clerk's Office

City Council Votes - March 18, 2019

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City Council Votes

Monday, March 18, 2019


Blue Ribbon Commission Seeking Public Input on Compensation for Elected Officials

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The Blue Ribbon Commission for Salaries, appointed by City Council President Marc Laredo to review the compensation that Newton’s elected officials (the mayor and members of the city council and the school committee) and make recommendations for possible future changes to their salaries and benefits, is collecting public comment from members of the community.


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