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413-743-8300 Department Ext. #176
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Town Clerk Phone Ext. 113 or 115
Administrative Asst. Phone Ext. 114
First Floor, Town Hall
8 Park Street
Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-8300 Dept. #176
(413) 743-8316
Monday through Thursday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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In January of every calendar year, the Town Clerk's Office mails the annual town census to all residential households as required by Massachusetts General Law Chapter 51 Section 4.  Responding to the Annual Census keeps your voting status active.  Even if you are not a registered voter, responding to the census will ensure that the Town Clerk’s Office can provide you with proof of residency.  Also, an accurate count of residents in Adams assists in providing better municipal services.

Please return your census within ten (10) days of receipt either by mail or in person (postage is required if returning by mail).

If you misplaced or did not receive a census form, please contact our office or download and mail a new form.

The Adams Town Clerk’s Office is committed to providing competent, courteous, and efficient service to all resident and non-residents alike, as well as, keeping the integrity of the Office.

The Town Clerk is the chief election official, recording official, registrar of vital records (births, deaths and marriages), as well as, the public records official.  The office assists in genealogical research.  

The Town Clerk’s Office issues state licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business licenses (DBA’s) and renewals, dog licenses, fuel storage licenses, raffle/bazaar permits and requests for public documents.

The Town Clerk is responsible for all elections, census and voter registration, as well as overseeing the polling place and the conduct of all elections and elected related activity, and records all actions of Town Meeting.  The Town Clerk records and certifies all official actions of the Town, including town meeting legislation and appropriations. The Town Clerk’s Office administers the oaths of office and maintains appointments and resignations of all Town Officials.  This office responds to inquiries from the public, as well as, from other departments, boards and committees.