City Clerk


**PLEASE NOTE THAT CITY HALL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!**

Please use the White Drop Box located by the handicapped entrance ramp at City Hall on the east side of the building for any City Clerk or Board of Registrar requests.

To purchase a Tag Sale Permit, Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate, please click here to place an online order.

If you are looking to file your marriage intentions, please call 413-572-6258. You must have an appointment to file your marriage intentions.



Responsibilities


The city clerk’s office is responsible for maintaining the custody of birth, death and marriage records for the City of Westfield. These records date back to the 1700′s, which are often used in genealogy research.

The city clerk’s office serves the public daily by issuing:
  • Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records
  • Tag sale and flea market permits.  Must adhere to Safety Guidelines as set forth by the State and by the City of Westfield's Health Director.  Safety Guidelines for Tag Sales
  • Business certificates
  • Raffle and bazaar permits
  • Auctioneer licenses
  • Billiard licenses
  • Taxi licenses
  • Underground / above ground fuel storage licenses
The city clerk’s office must maintain files for all:
  • Board and commission minutes
  • Variances
  • Special permits
  • Subdivisions
  • City contracts
  • Other miscellaneous items

Additional Responsibilities


The city clerk, by virtue of her position, is also the clerk of the City Council. Therefore, all work generated by City Councilors is prepared and maintained in the city clerk’s office. A few examples of this would be the City Council agendas, City Council minutes, ordinances, orders, resolutions, appointments to boards and commissions, etc.

In closing, the city clerk’s office is the custodian of records for the City of Westfield.