It is the mission of the office of the Town Clerk to be a primary provider of information and quality services to the community and to work cooperatively and in coordination with the varied departments and groups while performing a myriad of tasks to achieve established goals and comply with state and local statutes.
The Fairhaven Town Clerk serves the residents of Fairhaven through its function as official record keeper for Town Meeting and Vital Records and the Administration of Elections and voter related activities.
Records found in this office are: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses; Zoning Decisions; Town Meeting Records; Annual Town Reports and Special Reports to Town Meeting; records of elections and lists of those who have served the town of Fairhaven in elective or appointive office.
This office issues a number of licenses: marriage licenses, dog licenses, DBA Certificates, raffles and bazaars permits.
The Town Clerk maintains records of amendments to the Town By-Law, and Zoning By-Law and references to accepted State Statutes.
This office accepts the required postings for all public meetings and maintains the public meetings calendar.
The Town Clerk conducts the Annual Census and maintains the voter lists. The department conducts all Federal, State and Local elections.
The office attempts to respond efficiently, accurately and speedily to all requests by Town Officials, Boards and members of the public.
The Town Clerk's office welcomes inquiries from all citizens seeking assistance/information in relation to services provided by the Town of Fairhaven. The staff will assist in redirecting your questions to the appropriate department.
The Town Clerk is elected for a three year term and receives a salary.
For a backlog of Town Meeting warrants and information on the Town Meeting process, please visit the Town Moderator page.