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Office of the City Clerk

IMPORTANT NOTICE- In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the City Clerk's Office will temporarily be accepting credit card payments over the phone for vital records (birth, death, or marriage certificates). Please email your request to Include the subject name, date of event, and your mailing address. Please DO NOT include credit card information in your email. Upon receiving your request, a staff member will contact you for your credit card information and your vital record will be mailed to you. Please note that proof of identification is required if your birth or marriage certificate is impounded.

The City Clerk accurately preserves public records, establish, maintain, correct, index and certify all vital statistics and to perform various other duties as may be required by Massachusetts General Laws. We also provide administrative support to the City Council.

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.

Business Certificates

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.

Dog Licenses

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.


May 26, 2020 Update

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020 the City Clerk’s Office will be taking appointment requests for Revere Residents via email only at for Marriage License Applications and Weddings.  Please note that appointments for Marriage License Applications and Weddings will take place outside and are weather dependent so if the weather is not looking great, you will have to reschedule.

  • In your email request please include the following information:

                 o   Full name of both parties

                 o   Phone number.

                 o   Planned date of marriage.

                 o   Planned location of wedding and name of officiant.


  • On the day of your appointment, please:

                 o   Maintain at least 6 feet of social distance at all times between yourselves and a member of the Clerk’s Office Staff.

                 o   Wear a mask at all times.

                 o   Be on time.

                 o   Bring a photo ID.

                 o   Bring your own black ink pen.

                 o   Bring a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 made payable to the City of Revere.  No cash or credit cards.

                 o   Reschedule if you are not feeling well.


  • If you plan on getting married at City Hall, please:

                 o   Maintain at least 6 feet of social distance between yourselves and I during the ceremony.

                 o   Wear a mask at all times.

                 o   A maximum of two (2) guests will be allowed to attend the ceremony.

                 o   The fee for the ceremony is $100.00 – cash only.

How to apply for a marriage license.

Forms and Links

City Council Public Notices and Open Meeting Law Information

In accordance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, all council meeting agendas and minutes are available. You can also view videos of Council Meetings.

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 (2018-19)


Where can I obtain a list of approved Drain Layers?
Contact Information & Hours
Mon.-Thur. 8:15am-5pm
Fri. 8:15am-12:15pm
Marriage Application Hours
By Appointment and for Revere Residents Only-
Ashley Melnik
City Clerk
Debbie Sheehan
Assistant City Clerk
Robin Zajaczkowski
Assistant City Clerk
Joanne Giarla
Assistant City Clerk
Christine Beals
Assistant City Clerk