Town Clerk

The Town Clerk’s office serves as the repository of vital records for the town; conducts all activities related to the Annual Street Listing, voter registration, elections and town meeting, administers oaths to all public officials, issues dog licenses, provides notary public services, oversees employee and board members compliance with the Conflict of Interest law, and serves as the office of record for an assortment of public filings.

Nomination Papers Are Now Available

Nomination papers for elected offices in the Town of Williamstown are available in the Town Clerk’s office.  Offices on the May 9, 2017 Annual Town Election ballot will be 2 Selectmen for three year terms, 1 Elementary School Committee member for a 3 year term; 2 Library Trustees for three year terms,  1 Housing Authority member for a five year term, and 1 Planning Board member for a five year term. 

Candidates seeking to run for office must go to the Town Clerk’s office in the town hall to receive nominations papers. Completed nomination papers must be returned to the Board of Registrars for certification no later than Tuesday, March 21, 2017.    Questions regarding running for town office can be addressed with Town Clerk Mary C. Kennedy at 458-9341 or    

The Annual Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Williamstown Elementary School. The deadline to submit articles for the Town Meeting warrant is Monday, March 27, 2017.

Tuesday, November 8th Election Results


To see the results of the November 8th election, please click here

Registering to Vote

Voters can check their voter registration status and obtain additional voting information from the Secretary of State website at the link listed below.

Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website

Campaign Finance

Click here to see the MGRHS Debt Exclusion

2016 State & Federal Elections Tally Sheet

2016 Tally Sheet 

Dog Licenses

The 2016 dog licenses are now available in the Williamstown Town Clerk’s office. The office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The current fees are $5.00 for neutered and spayed dogs and $12.00 for all others.  

It is a requirement that all dog owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination in order to obtain their dog license. Such proof must be in the form of a slip from a veterinarian, rabies tag or from last year’s license.

Residents may renew their dog licenses by mail if they send in a current rabies certificate, a check for the correct amount and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Anyone who does not renew their dog license before June 15th, will be subjected to a $10.00 late fee charge.

Residents who have questions regarding dog licenses should call the Town Clerk’s office at 458-9341.