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John Long, City Clerk

City Hall
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

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Phone: 617-625-6600 ext. 4100
Fax: 617-625-4239

Operating Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
8:30 A.M. -- 4:30 P.M. Thursday:
8:30 A.M. -- 7:30 P.M.
8:30 A.M. -- 12:30 P.M.

City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office is the keeper of all records, vital statistics, and general information pertaining to the City. The department maintains and certifies all municipal records, including resident vital statistics, business licenses and permits, and legislative acts, and provides technical assistance to individuals, businesses, and public officials. In addition, the Clerk’s Office provides support to the Board of Aldermen by way of meeting agenda preparation, interdepartmental communication, license and permit processing, and document management.

Applying for a business license or public event license? These applications are now handled online through CitizenServe.

CitizenServe logo links to the City's permit and application portal


Business Licenses

Public event licenses

Order vital records online