City Clerk

Mailing Address Office Hours Department Head
City Clerk's Office
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
City Hall, First Floor
Newton, MA 02459

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

David A. Olson
City Clerk  
(617) 796-1200 Phone

(617) 796-1214 Fax


The City Clerk is the official keeper of records for the City of Newton. Records kept by the Office of the City Clerk include, but not limited to, Vital Statistics (birth, marriage and death certificates), Burial Permits, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings, Business Certificates (DBA’s), Newton City Council records, including decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals, 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 City Archives.


Due to the COVID-19 emergency, please expect a delay with processing your request.


2020 Dog Licenses Now Available!  

Please Renew Your Dog License Annually By April 1st!

Dog Licenses and Off-Leash Park Permits, click here for more info.

Check out the Canine Quarterly Newsletter  HERE.

City Of Newton 2020 Census

Please click here for more information about the Census.



Visit The Elections Page For All Election Info: click here

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 2020 Elections

For more information: click here

 News From the Clerk's Office

City Council Meetings during the Covid-19 Emergency

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The Newton City Council will meet fully remotely for the health and safety of Councilors and the public during the Massachusetts Covid-19 State of Emergency.


2020 Dog Licenses Now Available

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All Dogs Must be Licensed by April 1st each year.


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