- Your Government
- Town Clerk
The position of Town Clerk has an ancient and honorable history. In biblical times town clerks were scribes or scholars, learned men who were among the few people who could read and write. Their writings became the historical record of the times.
Today the Town Clerk's office is a resource for both the resident and business community in Burlington. We have birth, death and marriage records. As well as personnel records, the Clerk's office is where you will license your dog and register your business. We also have information for businesses and economic developers.
Boards and Committee Information - Open Meeting Law
All business certificates (commonly known as "doing business as" or "DBA" certificates) are filed with the Town Clerk.
Bylaws & Maps
Browse downloadable bylaws and maps.
Census Form (PDF)
Please inform Burlington of your census information.
Check Your Voter Registration
Be sure that you're registered to vote by going to the Massachusetts Secretary of State website.
The Document Center provides easy access to public documents.
All dog owners in the Town must obtain a license for their dog.
Elections & Voting
Learn about upcoming elections, how to register to vote, how to become a poll worker and more.
Funeral Director's & Getting Burial Permits
Burial Permits are now issued through the Electronic Death Registration System.
Justices of the Peace
Find contact information for the Justices of Peace in Burlington.
Public Records Law
In July of 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill, Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016, "An Act to Improve Public Records".
Notary Public Services
Notary Public Services are available at the Town Clerk's office during office hours.
Request for Information
If you have a non-emergency question, problem, or wish to report an issue to a particular department in town fill out this report form and an email will be sent to the correct department.
Schedule of Fees (PDF)
Read a schedule of fees pertaining to the Burlington Town Clerk.
Town Holiday Calendar
On August 14, 1970, Chapter 686 of the Acts of 1970 was signed into law. This act allowed for a Representative Town Meeting form of government in Burlington
Variance Application & Information
Applicants are advised to review the Burlington Zoning Bylaw and the Rules of the Board of Appeals prior to filling out an application and prior to appearing before the Board at a public hearing.
Certified copies of vital records are available from the Town Clerk's Office.