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Hours of Operation
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
How to Reach Us
Welcome to the Town of Norwell, a picturesque, residential community of approximately 11,140 residents.
The Town Clerk's Office provides the following services:
- Records and maintains vital records (Birth, Death, Marriages);
- Issues licenses for: Marriages, and Dogs;
- Issues Burial Permits;
- Underground storage tank renewals;
- Raffle and Bazaar Permits;
- Issues Business Certificates;
- Registers Voters
- Prepares Census/Street Listings
- Provides Notarial Services.
Town Clerk Patricia M. Anderson, CMC/CMMC her Assistant, Laurie A. Davis, and Registrars Agent Jean Valicenti are Notaries. Documents needing notarizing should not be signed until the Notary reviews the documents, checks the photo ID of the person needing the notarization, and the oath is given.
Please note that Chapter 222 section 17e of MA General Laws reads as follows:
A notary public who is not an attorney licensed to practice law in the commonwealth shall not conduct a real estate closing and shall not act as a real estate closing agent, provided, however, that a notary public who is employed by an attorney so licensed may notarize a document in conjuction with a real estate closing conducted by the attorney and a notary public who is employed by a lender may notarize a document in conjuction with the closing of such lender's real estate loans.
The Town Clerk prepares, updates, prints and sells Norwell Zoning Bylaws for $20.00, Planning Board Rules and Regulations, for $30.00 and Town Bylaws, Rules and Regulations. Currently these sell for $20.00 each. maps and zoning maps are also available here.