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.


Poll Workers Wanted for 2018 Elections

Click HERE for more information


Elections & 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 4th State Primary

November 6th State Election 

Register to vote online: click here

Dog Licenses & Off Leash Permits

For more information about dog licenses please 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

 News From the Clerk's Office

The Newton City Census is in the Mail

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Watch your mail for this year's City Census. Please return it to make sure that you keep your voting status active.


Election Night Results Here

View the City of Newton Elections page for results as they come in beginning at 8:15 pm tonight.


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