Vital records and dog licenses can be ordered online at

Manchester-by-the-Sea election information can be found here.

2021 Dog Licenses are due! Register your dog early to avoid late fees! 

Please remember to license and tag your dogs to do your part with the Town's Public Safety initiative. Even if your dog never leaves the house/yard they must be registered and rabies up to date. One can register their dog online at or by downloading the mail in form here.

The Town Clerk has several major responsibilities including:

  • Chief Election Official - supervises voter registration and elections
  • Receipt and maintenance of official municipal and public records
  • Serves as Registrar of Vital Statistics
  • Parking Clerk - processes all parking tickets and hears all parking ticket appeals
  • Administration of Annual Town Census
  • Issuance of Dog Licenses
  • Issuance of Beach and Resident Parking Stickers
  • Issuance of Business Certificates and Raffle Permits

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