Town Clerk

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Contact:  Nancy J. Talbot
                 Town Clerk
                 Kathleen Galford
                 Administrative Assistant
Address: 126 Main Street, Suite F, Ware, MA 01082
Phone: 413-967-9648 x 177
Fax: 413-967-9638
Town Clerk: X103
Adm. Asst: X122
Hours: Effective January 5, 2015 the Town Hall Hours are as follows: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM. We are closed for all legal holidays

A Town Clerk is the public recorder for all municipal business. In most communities a town clerk serves as “the place to call for information”. Actions from Annual and Special Town Meetings, as well as all elections held in the community, are recorded by the Town Clerk. The Clerk preserves all vital records (births, marriages and deaths) and the town seal is kept here. Municipal meeting notices, special permits and Zoning Board variances are filed with the Town Clerk. Information on the Town of Ware Home Rule Charter is available on this site.

VITAL RECORDS (Certified Copies of Birth, Marriage and Death Records)
Birth, marriage and death certificates are available from this office. Certified copies of the documents filed in this office are available for $8.00 per copy. Details such as the name of the individual and date of the birth, death or marriage are necessary in order to provide a record of the event. Certain records may be "restricted". Restricted records have limited access to the following individuals only - "those listed on the record". Only with a valid, unexpired, driver's license or state ID will a record be issued. Individuals having custody of the child through a court order must produce the court order with the court seal (no photocopies) to be left on file in the clerks office. No attorney privilege letter of request to secure the record will be accepted; without a court order, which will remain on file in the Town Clerk's Office.

Checks or money orders are to be made payable to the Town of Ware. A self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included with the request. Mailing address is:
Town Clerk
126 Main Street
Ware, MA  01082

VOTER REGISTRATION
Voter registration can be completed in person, online at www.ma.gov  - Secretary of the Commonwealth, or by mail. Mail-in registration forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office or the US Post Office. Voter registration deadlines are as follows: an individual, qualified to register to vote, must register to vote and/or change their party affiliation 20 DAYS PRIOR to any state or local election or the Annual Town Meeting; and 10 DAYS PRIOR to a Special Town Meeting.
 
A voter registration session will be held in the Town Clerk's Office on Tuesday - March 21, 2017 from 9 AM to 8 PM. This is the last date to register if you wish to participate in the Annual Town of Ware Election which will be held on Monday - April 10, 2017.