Town Clerk Law and Legal Definition

A town clerk means a senior employee of a city, borough, or town administration, who keeps a town’s records and issues licenses. A town clerk arranges for the town meetings and performs the duties as the chief administrative officer of the town’s political organization.

In Hahn v. Planning Bd. of Stoughton, 24 Mass. App. Ct. 553 (Mass. App. Ct. 1987), the court observed that “The town clerk has the duty to maintain the records of the town.”