Town Clerk

Town Hall is open by appointment only.  Please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (781) 455-7500 x216 to make an appointment for any of the services listed below or if you have any questions.  All appointments will be handled in a socially distant manner with everyone's safety in mind.

The Annual Town Census:
We are working on the 2020 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 – – Online Bill Payment – Dog Licenses.

Storage of Flammable License Renewals -  The renewal notices were mailed on April 10th  to those holding a Storage of Flammable License in the Town of Needham. 

Business Certificates:
Renewal notices were sent out during the month of April. 

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.

Vital Records:
If you need a birth, marriage, or death certificate, please either go online to order it - – 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..


 * * * * *  IMPORTANT DATES  * * * * *

Saturday, August 22, 2020:  Last day to register to vote and change party enrollment for the State Primary 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 –5 PM:  Last day to apply for an Absentee or Early Vote Ballot BY MAIL before the State Primary

Monday, August 31, 2020 – 12 PM: Last Day to apply IN PERSON for an Absentee Vote Ballot before the State Primary

In Person Early Voting
This year, Massachusetts will be offering registered voters the chance to cast their ballots prior to the State Primary, September 1, 2020.

Early voting will be available at the Needham Town Hall, located at 1471Highland Avenue, Needham, MA.

This alternate voting option will be available from August 22 to August 28, 2020 for all registered voters of the Town of Needham. If you have any questions regarding voting or your registration status, please contact the Needham Town Clerk’s Office at (781)455-7500 x 216. 218, 219, 252. 

Early Voting Schedule for the State Primary
Needham Town Hall will be open for In-Person Early Voting for the State Primary from August 22 to August 28, 2020 during the following dates and times:

Saturday, August 22nd – Noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 23rd - Noon to 5:00 P.M.
Monday, August 24th - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25th - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 26th - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 27th - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 9:00 A.M. - 12 Noon

 Please note:  Masks and social distancing will be required when Entering the Town Hall.    AND

Special Vote Registration will be held on Saturday August 22nd from 2 – 4 PM and 7 – 8 PM
(this is the last day to register to vote before the State  Primary and the last day to change  your party enrollment)

STATE PRIMARY: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Vote at your Polling Location on Election Day Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Hours from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

STATE ELECTION:  November 3, 2020

Special Voter Registration Date Prior to the State Primary
(This is also the final date to register for the State Primary and the final date to change Party enrollment.)

Saturday, August 22, 2020
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Avenue

Vote by Mail
Early Voting by mail will be available for all 2020 elections.

There are three ways to apply for an Absentee or an Early Vote by mail ballot:

Get your application:
2020 Vote by Mail Application from the Secretary of State

Complete an an Absentee or Early Vote by Mail ballot application, sign and send:

1.  by mail to Town Clerk’s Office, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492
2. by Fax to 781-449-1246
3.  by email to

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