The Annual Town Census:
We are working on the 2022 Annual Town Census. The Annual Town Census is conducted every January to update residents, purge the voter list, provide the listing of school-age children for the School Committee, and bring needed funding for our community. If you haven’t returned your town census, please take a minute to look it over, sign and return.
Committee and Boards:
If you are a newly appointed member of a committee or board and need to be sworn in, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office to arrange for a time to be sworn in and receive the Open Meeting Law, Standard of Conflict, and the mandatory online training materials.
Licenses, Business Certificates, Notary Public, Oath of Office:
Marriage Licenses – The law requires a couple to appear together in the Clerk’s Office to file marriage intentions. Please call the number listed above to set up an appointment to file your marriage intentions.
Dog Licenses /Renewals – All dog must be licensed by April 30th each year or be subject to a $50 fine for an unlicensed dog. Please either send in your license fee to the Town Clerk’s Office or go online – www.needhamma.gov – Online Bill Payment – Dog Licenses.
Storage of Flammable License Renewals - The renewal notices will be mailed on April 11, 2021 to those holding a Storage of Flammable License in the Town of Needham.
Renewal notices are sent out monthly.
Notary Public and Justice of the Peace:
If you need the services of a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace, please call the number above for an appointment and this will be done keeping the required six-foot social distance.
If you need a birth, marriage, or death certificate, please either go online to order it - www.needhamma.gov – Online Bill Payment – Vital Records - or send us a check made payable to the Town of Needham for $15. If you are not sure that we have your record on file, please contact us at the number listed at the top of this page..
2022 Annual Town Election:
NOMINATION PAPERS AVAILABLE BEGINNING JANUARY 3, 2022
FOR TOWN OFFICES/**TOWN MEETING MEMBERS
Nomination papers for candidates running for Town Offices and Town Meeting Members will be available in the Town Clerk's Office beginning January 3, 2022 for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
Candidates for Town Office must obtain at least 50 valid signatures of registered voters town wide and new Town Meeting Member candidates must obtain at least 10 valid signatures of registered voters in their precinct. The last day to file nomination papers with the Board of Registrars is Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Incumbent Town Meeting Members must return the written acceptance form (which they will receive in the mail) to the Town Clerk's Office by Tuesday, February 15th.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE FEDERAL CENSUS REDISTRICTING, ALL TOWN MEETING MEMBERS MUST RUN FOR ELECTION THIS YEAR. THOSE WITH THE TOP THIRD VOTES WILL RECEIVE THE THREE-YEAR TERM; THOSE WITH THE SECOND THIRD VOTES WILL RECEIVE THE TWO-YEAR TERM; AND THOSE WITH THE LAST THIRD VOTES WILL RECEIVE THE ONE-YEAR TERM.
The following slate of offices will be on the April ballot: One Moderator for Three Years; One Member of Select Board for Three Years; One Town Clerk for Three Years; One Assessor for Three Years; Three Members of School Committee for Three Years; One Trustee of Memorial Park (trustee of soldiers’ memorials – veteran) for Three Years; One Trustee of Memorial Park (trustee of soldiers’ memorials – non-veteran) for Three Years; Two Trustees of Needham Public Library for Three Years; Two Members of Board of Health for Three Years; One Member of Planning Board for Five Years; One Commissioner of Trust Funds for Three Years; Two Members of Park and Recreation Commission for Three Years.
In addition, the following Town Meeting Member positions will be on the ballot:
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct A;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct B;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct C;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct D;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct E;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct F;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct G;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct H;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct I;
Twenty-four Town Meeting Members from Precinct J.
- Nomination Papers may be delayed pending State Approval of the 2020 Federal Redistricting
Candidates for re‑election will be listed on the ballot first, in alphabetical order, followed by new candidates in alphabetical order. For information call the Town Clerk's Office at 455‑7500 x 216.