Town Clerk

Welcome to Winchester

The Office of the Town Clerk provides many services to the community of Winchester. As the primary provider of information, the Town Clerk’s Office serves as the Chief Election Official, Official Recording Officer, Public Records Officer, Licensing Official, Clerk of Town Meeting, Town Hall Records Administrator, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Registrar of Voters and Conflict of Interest Liaison Officer. It is the mission of the Town Clerk’s Office to provide excellent customer service to the general public along with fostering educational opportunities to those citizens who may be interested in the structure of our town government. Please contact the Town Clerk if you have any questions. We are always happy to assist you.

New Residents

For new residents to the town, the Town Clerk’s office must have you register all members of your household, including children under the age of 18 years old on the Town Census. This is a Massachusetts General Law and doing so allows you to register to VOTE, license your DOG(s), should you have a pet and to apply for a Transfer Station permit.

Access the forms below, fill out and send in with the appropriate fee(s) indicated on each application.

Open Meeting Law

Read through the Open Meeting Law Guide

Town Clerk Guideline for Open Meeting Law

Public Records Law 

You can request documents from the Town by clicking here

The Town of Winchester has three Record Access Officers. If you are seeking public schools records please contact Dr. Frank Hackett, Interim School Superintendent Public Records concerning Public Safety please contact the Winchester Police Department at For Town of Winchester records contact MaryEllen Lannon, Winchester Town Clerk at 

Office of Campaign Finance 

OCPF website -

Elected Boards and Appointed Committees information

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Departments

Town of Winchester Publications

** For up to date information please call the Town Clerk at 781-721-7130 or email