Office of the City Clerk
Important COVID-19 Update
Important Covid-19 Update: April 28, 2021
Please be advised that beginning Monday, May 3, 2021 you will only need an appointment at the City Clerk’s Office for marriage license applications and marriage ceremonies.
To schedule an appointment please call 781-286-8160 or email any of the City Clerk's Office staff.
Birth, Death, and Marriage Records
We maintain custody of all birth, marriage, and death records dating back to the late 1800s while following Massachusetts General Laws regulating these documents. Each year, we register almost 2,000 new entries.
A business certificate is simply a statement that one or more persons (or a corporation) is conducting a business under a name other than their own. It does not grant any type of license to operate the business, nor does it permit the legal use of the address provided.
Any individual conducting business under any title other than the complete real name of the owner, whether individually or as a partnership. Inc., Corp., Ltd., LLC may only be used by a corporation, however, any corporation doing business in a name other than the corporate officer must file the corporate name. Upon discontinuing, retiring or withdrawing from such business or partnership, or in the case of a change of residence of such person or of the location where the business is conducted such a change must be filed with the City Clerk. A business certificate is in force and in effect for four (4) years from the date of issue. A new filing must be made every four years as long as the business is conducted. Violations of these provisions shall be subject to a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.) for each month during which such violation continues.
- Apply for a business certificate.
- Certain business types are required to apply for Site Plan Review: daycares, livery, trucking, folks trying to bake/cook out of their home. If you are unsure if the business you are conducting is a legal use of your property, please see Site Plan Review.
- For information on corporations please contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Corporations Division
- Get information on tax identification numbers
- Get information on starting a new business
In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 140, Section 137 the owner of any dog over the age of 6 months shall obtain a license for the dog. The City Clerk shall not grant a license for a dog unless the owner of the dog provides proof that the dog is currently vaccinated for rabies, or provides proof that the dog is exempt from receiving a rabies vaccination in accordance with MGL, Chapter 140, Section 145B.
Your dog must be licensed in order to use the West Revere Dog Park.
The City Clerk’s Office will be taking appointments for marriage license applications and wedding ceremonies at City Hall via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 781-286-8160. Please have the following information available when booking your appointment: name of both parties, phone number, and planned date of marriage.
Forms and Links
List of approved Constables
City Council Public Notices and Open Meeting Law Information
Public Record Requests
In accordance with the Massachusetts Public Records Law, Mass. Gen. Laws, ch. 66, § 6A(c), the following Records Access Officers shall be contacted to assist with public records requests. For more information visit our Public Records page.
Recent Ordinances (2020)
Accepted March 16, 2020
Enacted May 4, 2020
Enacted May 18, 2020
Enacted June 8, 2020
Enacted June 8, 2020
Enacted July 27, 2020
Enacted August 24, 2020
Enacted November 9, 2020
Enacted December 7, 2020
Enacted January 11, 2021
Enacted February 8, 2021
Enacted February 22, 2022
Enacted March 22, 2021