Traffic Advisory

Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21, DCR has implemented various road closures to the accommodate the 2024 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Residents needing to travel should avoid this area.Details of Closures


Office of the City Clerk

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

The Office of the City Clerk maintains custody of all birth, death, and marriage records of the City of Revere dating back to the late 1800s.  Vital records are stored in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

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.


You may schedule your ceremony at City Hall upon completion of applying for your marriage license.  If you are using a marriage license from another community please call 781-286-8160 to schedule an appointment.

You can schedule your wedding ceremony from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday.  Scheduling is dependent on Council Chamber availability and City Clerk availability.

The wedding ceremony costs $100 (cash only).  Payment is due upon your arrival for the ceremony.  Please note that if you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you will be charged a $20.00 late fee (cash only).

The wedding ceremony will take about 15 minutes. You do not need to bring any witnesses as the City Clerk serves as the witness, but up to twenty guests can be accommodated.  The wedding ceremony can be officiated in either English or Spanish.  For any other language, please bring your own interpreter.

Also, please remember to bring your marriage license with you to City Hall if you are using a marriage license from another community.  If you filed for your marriage license in Revere, your license will stay on file in the City Clerk’s Office until the day of your wedding.

Please arrive at the City Clerk’s Office approximately 15 minutes early for the purpose of reviewing your marriage license and payment.  The City Clerk will then escort you and your guests to the Council Chambers located on the 2nd Floor.

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.

For Building Department, Health Department, and Site Plan Review applications since 2018, visit the Building Department Public Records Page for instructions on how you can view files without any need to contact city staff. 

Recently Approved Ordinances - 2024

Special Permit or Zoning Amendment Filing Deadlines*

Application Filing Deadline Public Hearing Date
January 10, 2024 at 12:00PM January 29, 2024
January 31, 2024 at 12:00PM February 26, 2024
February 28, 2024 at 12:00PM March 25, 2024
March 27, 2024 at 12:00PM April 29, 2024
April 24, 2024 at 12:00PM May 20, 2024
May 29, 2024 at 12:00PM June 24, 2024
June 26, 2024 at 12:00PM July 22, 2024
July 31, 2024 at 12:00PM August 26, 2024
August 28, 2024 at 12:00PM September 22, 2024
October 2, 2024 at 12:00PM October 28, 2024
October 30, 2024 at 12:00PM November 25, 2024
November 20, 2024 at 12:00PM December 16, 2024

*For informational purposes only.  Public hearing schedule is subject to change upon the call of the Chair.


Where can I obtain information on the City Charter?
Contact Information & Hours
Mon. 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Tues. 8:00AM - 5:00PM*
Wed. 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thur. 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri. 8:00AM - 12:00PM

*7:00PM following a Monday holiday.
Marriage License Application Hours
Mon. 8:00AM - 6:30PM
Tues. 8:00AM - 4:30PM*
Wed. 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Thur. 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Fri. 8:00AM - 11:30AM

*6:30PM following a Monday holiday.
Marriage Ceremony Hours
By Appointment Only.
Ashley E. Melnik
City Clerk

Christine Beals
Assistant City Clerk
JoAnne Giarla
Assistant Clerk of Council
Jada Bianchi
Administrative Assistant
Victoria Bravo
Assistant Records Access Officer
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