Town Clerk

A Town Clerk must be dedicated to the community, informative, patient, cheerful and compassionate, possess the ability to listen and advise, be receptive to new ideas, and able to maintain a sense of humor while performing duties in a professional manner.

A Town Clerk is generally considered the center of local government; this office conveys a lasting impression of the community to all who enter. 
  • Birth Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Death Records
Licenses & Permits
  • Marriage Intentions
  • Burial Permits
  • Flammable Permits
  • Precious Metal Permits
  • Dog Licenses
  • Raffle Permits
  • Fees
Election & Voter Information
  • Town of Hingham Election Division
  • Voter Registration
Additional Services
  • Genealogy
  • Keeper of Committee Minutes
  • Pole Licenses
  • Street List Maintenance
  • Town General By-Laws
Eileen McCracken
Town Clerk Eileen McCracken at the
Hingham 4th of July Parade, 2007.

Photo by Laura Sinclair.
Business Certificates
The Town of Hingham requires those who are doing business in the town, if not incorporated, to file a certificate with the Town Clerk's office indicating the business name, address, principal's name(s) and address(es).

Should you file the application by mail, you must have your signature(s) notarized. The filing fee is $50 and the permit is valid for 4 years. The fee for withdrawal from, or termination of, a business is $20.

Business Certificate Application

Town Of Hingham Census

The Town of Hingham mails an Annual Street Listing (Census Questionnaire) every January. It is important that you promptly review your form, make changes as needed, sign and return it to our office even if all the information is correct. Each form is bar-coded so that it can be scanned into the statewide network.

It is essential that we know who is currently living in each household in order to have the correct count for voting purposes. Every 10 years the Federal census is taken to redistrict the Town based on voter population.

The Annual Street List Of Residents is published in late spring and is available in the Clerk's office for a fee of $15.

Parking Ticket Collection for the Town
Parking tickets may be returned by mail, personally, or by an authorized person to the Clerk's office during regular business hours. A hearing may be obtained upon written request within 21 days or may be disputed by mail by the registered owner if submitted with supporting documentation. Failure to obey the notice within 21 days after date of violation may result in the non-renewal of the license or registration certificate. Written request for hearing must be sent to:
Parking Clerk
Town Hall
210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043

(GL C90 S20A1/2, 20E as amended.)

You may also pay with a credit or debit card online, through Complus Inc. who services the town.