Welcome to the City Clerk's Office
The Office of the City Clerk in historic Newburyport serves as an important link to residents, visitors and to municipal government providing services essential to the day-to-day needs of the general public and city agencies.
City Council Meeting - Video, Packets, Agendas
Further information on TV/Video schedule for Council Meetings
Vitals - Birth, Death and Marriage
The office maintains and issues certified birth, death and marriage certificates. The office issues marriage licenses to all. The Clerk and the Asst. Clerk are now justices of the peace and can perform marriages.
We manage the parking system including one full time officer, one part-time officer, one hybrid vehicle, ticket processing and appeals thereof. We have launched a new online payment system for your convenience
We oversee local, state, and federal elections including polling places, poll workers, voting machines, and election tallies. To find your election information please click here.
Dog Licenses -
You may now license you dog through the mail. Click here for the form and instructions. Please remember to include all four items if you chose to license through the mail. You can continue to license in person at the clerk's office. We license dogs beginning the second week in March of each year. Owners need to bring a rabies certificate to the office. To avoid late fees, please register by June 1st.
Other Permits and Licenses
We oversee the sale of Fisheries and Wildlife Licenses, Raffle Permits, Permits for storage of Flammable Materials, Auto Dealers Licenses, Sign Permits, Resident Parking Permits and Business Certificates and other miscellaneous permits.