Town Clerk

About the Office

The Office of the Town Clerk is managed by the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk is elected to a 3-year term by the voters of the Town of Brookline and holds the rank of Department Head. The Town Clerk's responsibilities, which are mandated by federal and state statutes and town by-laws, include:

  • Administration of fair and accurate elections
  • Maintenance of public records
  • Preservation of the actions and directives of the town's legislative branch, the town meeting
  • Registration of voters
  • Notary Public
  • Justice of the Peace

The Town Clerk is the Records Access Officer (RAO) for all public records requests concerning the Town of Brookline. All public records requests may be made to the Town Clerk in writing at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Room 104, 333 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, or email Patrick Ward.

Requesting Notary or Justice of the Peace Services

It is strongly suggested that all requests for notarizations, civil marriage ceremonies, and oaths of office be arranged in advance by calling thet Town Clerk at 617-730-2010.

December 10, 2019 Special Town Election

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 the Select Board voted to call a Special Town Election for the purpose of placing a debt exclusion override question on the ballot for the Driscoll School. The Election Calendar for this Special Election is as follows:

 Voter Registration 

During regular office hours and Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The last day to register for this Special Town Election is Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM,

Absentee Voting 

During regular office hours and Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot for this Special Town Election is Monday, December 9, 2019 at 12:00 Noon.