PROCEDURE changes: Town Clerk business can be completed for most transactions by mail, drop box at Town Hall, by phone or electronically. The office is open to walk-in customers. Appointments are required for applying for a marriage license. Reference the guide below for a more detailed explanation of what the Town Clerk is offering for services.
Guide for Town Clerk transactions(PDF, 213KB)
**See individual Town Clerk subject pages for further instructions and information.
The Town Clerk's office is a bustling hub of local government, linking citizens with their permanent documents and providing needed services. Manchester's archives are a priceless resource, essential to nearly every area of local government, businesses, historians, and general public.
Since 1823, the Town Clerk’s office has kept secure the vital records of more than 134,000 births, 55,000 deaths, and 51,000 marriages.
These documents and more than a million others regarding land transfers and more, tell the story of the Town of Manchester.
Whether you're researching the history of your home, applying for a marriage license, licensing your dog, recording a land record or applying for a vital record, the Town Clerk's office can help. Staff members are always on hand during business hours to answer your questions and show you how and where to find what you need. With thousands of items of information held in public trust, our experience and knowledge can save you hours of frustration, and help you complete your business quickly and efficiently.
Each year, the Town Clerk's office serves more than 100,000 customers in person, by mail, online or by phone. How can we help you today?
Purchasing policy(PDF, 136KB) for the Town Clerk’s Office