WELCOME TO LAKEVILLE!
TOWN CLERK'S MESSAGE
On behalf of the Town Clerk's Office, I want to take opportunity to welcome you to the community. The Town of Lakeville prides itself on providing high quality services to its residents. I sincerely believe that you have selected an outstanding place to live, work, learn, and raise a family.
As you settle into your new home, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Town. There is a "Welcome Packet" at the Town Clerk's Office with helpful information to help you get started. This packet offers a glimpse of activities and services the Town provides. Our website is also designed to answer many frequently asked questions and provide important information to Lakeville residents and others.
The Lakeville Town Clerk's Office is committed to providing competent, courteous, and efficient service to all residents and non-residents alike, also strives to work efficiently and cooperatively with all deparments, boards and committees as well as keeping the integrity of the office.
- The Lakeville Town Clerk serves the residents of Lakeville as the official custodian and record keeper of Town Meeting records and vital records dating from the present back to 1853. This office also performs genealogical research.
- Is the chief election official, recording official, registrar of vital records (births, deaths and marriages), as well as, the public records official.
- Issues state licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business licenses (DBA's) and renewals, dog licenses, fuel storage licenses, raffle/bazaar permits, and requests for public documents.
- Is responsible for all elections, census and voter registration and absentee ballots, preparation of ballots, voting equipment and voter lists, certification of nomination papers and initiative petitions and reports official election results to the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as overseeing the polling place and the conduct of all elections and election related activity.
- Records and certifies all official actions of the Town including town meeting legislation and appropriations, Planning and Zoning Board decisions and is the keeper of the Town Seal. The Town Clerk also submits bylaws and zoning ordinances to the Attorney General for approval.
- Administers the oaths of office and maintains appointments and resignations of all Town Officials and bears the responsibility to ensure compliance with the State Open Meeting Law and Conflict of Interest Law by posting all public meetings of government entities.
- Responds to inquiries from the public, as well as, from other departments, boards and committees.
The Office of the Town Clerk is essentially the custodian of the past and a link to the future.