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.
Certain certificates or licenses may now be purchased online through UniBank. These include Business Certificate Renewals, Dog License Renewals, Burial Permits, Death Certificates, Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates.
Town Clerk Eileen McCracken at the
Hingham 4th of July Parade, 2007.
Photo by Laura Sinclair.
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.