Contact Info

Town Clerk
37 Main Street
Charlton, MA 01507
P: 508-248-2249
F: 508-248-2381
Email

Office Hours

Mon
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri
CLOSED

Meetings

N/A

Town Clerk Directory

Darlene Tully
Town Clerk
Karen LaCroix
Assistant Town Clerk
Town Clerk
Darlene Tully


The Town Clerk oversees matters related to: Voter Registration

Voter Registration may be completed by mail, at any Registry of Motor Vehicles Office, or in the Town Clerk's Office.

Election Locations

Elections are held at the Heritage School, 34 Oxford Road, Charlton, MA 01507 in the gymnasium. Town meetings are held at the Charlton Middle School located on Oxford Road. For more info: Registrars of Voters

Town Elections - Saturday, May 6, 2017

Nomination Papers: Charlton nomination papers are now available for the Saturday, May 6, 2017 town elections. Last day to take papers out is Thursday, March 16, 2017 (until 4 PM). The following elected town positions are open:

Board of Selectmen (seat 4) - one 3 year seat
Board of Selectmen (seat 5) - one 3 year seat
Town Clerk - one 3 year seat
Moderator - one 3 year seat
Board of Assessors - one 3 year seat
Cemetery Commission - one 3 year seat
Water and Sewer Commission - two 3 year seats (vote for 2)
Planning Board - one 5 year seat
Planning Board - one 3 year seat (to fill a vacancy)
Board of Health - one 3 year seat
Recreation Commission - one 3 year seat
Tree Warden - one 3 year seat
Trustees of the Charlton Public Library - two 3 year seats (vote for 2)
Dudley-Charlton Regional School District Committee - one 3 year seat
Dudley-Charlton Regional School District Committee - one 1 year seat
S. Worc. County Reg. Voc. School Dist. Com. - one 3 year seat

Last day to:
  • Obtain nomination papers: Thursday, March 16, 2017 (until 4 PM)
  • Submit nomination papers to the Town Clerk: Monday, March 20, 2017 (until 5 PM). Note: 46 certified signatures required by each candidate. No PO Boxes.
  • Object or withdraw: Monday, April 3, 2017 (until 5 PM)
  • Register to vote in the town election: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 9 AM - 8 PM in the Town Clerk’s Office.
State Elections

Last Day to Register to Vote in State Primary:

State Primary:

Last Day to Register to Vote in State Election:

State Election: TBA from 7 AM - 8 PM at Heritage School, 34 Oxford Road, Charlton, MA (for all 4 Charlton precincts)

Presidential Elections

Location: Heritage School, 34 Oxford Road, Charlton, MA

Presidential Primary:

Last Day to Register to Vote in Presidential Election:

Presidential Election:

Notice of Intention of Marriage

The couple must appear together in person at the Town Clerk's Office. There are three worksheets that must be filled out. There is a $10 filing fee payable to Town of Charlton. The license is good for 60 days from the date filed (if you are not married within 60 days, the certificate is null and void). There is also a three day hold on the Notice of Intention of Marriage before it can be picked up. Please note that Massachusetts does not require blood tests for marriage.

Birth / Death / Marriage Certificates

Certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates may be obtained by calling in advance or stopping in to the Town Clerk's Office. There is a $5 fee payable to Town of Charlton.

Business Certificates

Business owners need to appear in person to fill out a Business Certificate. Business Certificates must be notarized. Certificates are valid for 4 years. There is a $20 fee payable to Town of Charlton.

Dog / Kennel Licenses

Dog licenses and Kennel Licenses must be obtained annually at the Town Clerk’s Office or by mail using the Dog License Mail In Form or Kennel License Application.
Kennel License Applicants Note: Charlton Animal Control has the right to inspect any kennel at any time per MGL Chapter 140 Section 137C. The dog license period is January 1 to December 31. The owner or keeper of a dog six (6) months old or over is required to obtain a dog license from the Town Clerk and the license must be attached to a collar or harness of said dog per MGL, Ch. 140, § 137.

When applying for a dog license the applicant must show proof, by a licensed veterinarian's certificate, that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies, as required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 140, Sections 137 and 145B.

The Charlton Animal Control Bylaws (as amended at May 20, 2013 Annual Town Meeting) may also be viewed in the Town Clerk'’s Office. Please be advised that Charlton has a 24 hour leash law.

Fees are:
Male: $20.00
Female: $20.00
Senior Citizen (65 and over): $17.00
Neutered Male: $10.00
Spayed Female: $10.00
Senior Citizen (65 and over): $8.00
A late fee of $10.00 will be added to license fees if you fail to license by March 1.
Any person seventy (70) years of age or older, upon proof of age, shall be exempt from the annual fee for one dog, per household, per year. The owner of a kennel license, age seventy (70) years of age or older, shall be excluded from this exemption. (Per Town’s acceptance of the provision of Mass. Gen. Law Chapter 140, Section 139 (c) at the May 20, 2013 Annual Town Meeting.)
Substitute Tag: $1.00
Transfer License: $1.00
Kennel fees are:
Four dogs or less $35.00
5-10 dogs $75.00
11-25 dogs $100.00
26 or more dogs $200.00
A late fee of $50.00 will be added to kennel license fees if you fail to license by March 1.

Dog owners who fail to license will be subject to a $50 failure to license citation given by the Animal Control Officer. Failure to pay this citation within twenty-one (21) days from the date issued will result in a summons to District Court.

Please notify the Town Clerk if you no longer have your dog or your dog has passed away. Failure to do so may result in a failure to license citation.

Review all Charlton Animal Control Bylaws (as amended at May 20, 2013 Annual Town Meeting).

Fishing Licenses

The Town Clerk’s Office no longer sells fishing/hunting licenses or any type of stamps. You can get more information about the new MassFishHunt system or purchase a license online at www.mass.gov/masswildlife

Hunting / Sporting Licenses

The Town Clerk’s Office no longer sells fishing/hunting licenses or any type of stamps. You can get more information about the new MassFishHunt system or purchase a license online at www.mass.gov/masswildlife

Gas Storage Permits

The Town Clerk handles annual gas storage permit renewals only. They are due in April. $25 fee payable to Town of Charlton. If you have a new storage container, you must obtain a Gas Store Permit from the Fire Chief.

Raffle Permits

The applicant needs to download the Application for Permit to Conduct Raffles and Bazaars, fill it in, have it signed by the Chief of Police, and then come in to the Town Clerk's Office and get the Raffle Permit.
Announcements

MA Absentee Ballot Application

Town Elections:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
from 8 AM - 8 PM
at Heritage School

2017 Dog Licenses are Available! A late fee of $10.00 will be added to license fees if you fail to license by March 1. Any dog owner failing to obtain a dog license is subject to a $50 fine by Animal Control. 2017 Dog Licenses

Payments: The Town Clerk's office only accepts cash and checks. We do not take debit or credit cards.

Forms and Documents FAQs How Do I Obtain A... Available through the
Registrars of Voters or
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