Mission of the Town Clerk’s Office
The Ipswich Town Clerk’s Office aim is to provide the highest level of professional service to all in the application of the multitude of duties and responsibilities set out for it in Massachusetts General Law, Massachusetts Government, the By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich, historic duties assigned by successive Boards of Selectmen and any new assignments set by contemporary leadership. The clerk continuously advances “best practices” for Massachusetts Governments in all these areas including vital records, conduct of elections, certification of voters and licensing of marriages, businesses, shellfish, and dogs. Customers of the office’s services are provided with the most timely, complete, efficient and competent attention with emphasis on the highest levels of civility and respect to which all persons are entitled.
Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election are available at the Town Clerk's Office. The last day to obtain and the last day to return papers is March 27th by 5:00 PM. Please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 978.356.6677 for information.
REMINDER: Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk's Office: Selectmen, 1 seat/3 yrs; School Comm, 2 seats/3 yrs; Housing, 1 seat/5 yrs; Constable, 1 seat/3 yrs; Moderator 1 seat/1 yr. Minimum of 50 signatures required for name to be on ballot.
Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk's Office for: Selectmen, 1 seat/3 yrs; School Comm, 2 seats/3 yrs; Housing, 1 seat/5 yrs; Constable, 1 seat/3 yrs; Moderator 1 seat/1 yr. A minimum of 50 signatures is required for name to be on ballot.