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TOWN CLERK: Elected position whose major function is to serve as the custodian of records of births, deaths, marriages, and other vital records. Conducts an annual census of the town, runs all elections and licenses dogs. The Clerk records the Town Meeting minutes and assures that the Annual Report is published each year.

 

The current Town Clerk is Donna Fillion and her term ends in 2018. She has office hours on Wednesdays from 10am until 3pm and Monday nights from 6:30-7:30pm (except during the summer when she is available every other week). You may contact her by calling (413)357-8585, ext. 3.


The appointed Board of Registrars are: Patti Dickinson, Marjanne Nobbs & Mary Woodger.



Marriage Intentions

If you wish to marry, you can contact the Granville Town Clerk or any other Town Clerk in the Commonwealth. The first document that the couple must complete is the Marriage Intentions Form and both must be present at the same time to do so. Following this, a license is issued and you can be married any place in the Commonwealth. Your marriage license is filed at the Town Clerk’s Office where the Marriage Intentions Form is completed. Here is some additional information on marrying in MA :

http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-subj/about/marriage.html  

http://www.mass.gov/portal/articles/getting-married-in-massachusetts.html  


Vital Records

Birth records are filed based on residence. If you are a resident of Granville at the time of the birth of your child, then the child’s birth certificate will be filed in Granville. Death records are filed in the community in which you died. Certified copies of vital records (Birth, Marriage, Death) are $10.00.

 

Dog Licenses are issued by the Town Clerk.  Fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $10. Fee for an unaltered dog is $15.  State Law requires that proof of rabies vaccination must be provided with Dog License Application.  It is the owner's responsibility to register their pets by April 14th. A late fee of $20 will be charged after that date.

 

The Town Clerk no longer issues Hunting or Fishing  licenses from her office.  Hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased on line at the following site: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/licensing .

 



The Town Clerk, as well as the Town Administrator, are Notaries Public.


 

Elections 

The Town has one polling location and that is at the Town Hall. Town Elections are held the second Monday in April.  

2015 Municipal Election Results

2016 Presidential Primary Results

2016 Municipal Election Results

2016 State Primary Results

2016 General Election Results

2017 Municipal Election Results



ETHICS LAW

To: Appointees, Volunteers, Employees

From:  Town Clerk

 

The ethics reform law, imposes mandatory education and training requirements on public employers and public employees.  The requirements are: Each year, every state, county, and municipal employee must be given a summary of the conflict of interest law prepared by the Ethics Commission and, every two years, they must complete an online training program prepared by the  Ethics Commission. These requirements apply to all public employees. 

 

The statutory definitions of who is a state, county, and municipal employee for purposes of the conflict of interest law are very broad. These definitions are not limited to paid, full-time public employees. Everyone who performs services for, or holds an office or position with, a state, county, or municipal agency is subject to the conflict of interest law. This is true whether the person is paid or unpaid, is a volunteer, works part-time, is employed only for part of the year or on a seasonal basis, or is a "special" employee. The law applies to these individuals, regardless of whether the employee is elected, appointed, or working under a contract.  Therefore everyone who does anything for the Town is covered by these requirements.   

 

Your new appointment paper and the summary of the conflict of interest law are attached. The online training program is found here: http://www.mass.gov/ethics/conflict-of-interest-law-online-training-programs.html and click link for municipal employees.  You will need to print off your ethics certificate and present to the Town Clerk. Additional ethics information can be found at http://www.mass.gov/ethics/