Find Hampshire County Massachusetts clerk, including county, city, and circuit clerk, and clerk of court. Clerks provide information on public court records and legal documents, criminal, jail, and arrest records, marriage licenses, divorce, judicial, and probate records, businesses liens, notary services, real estate taxes and voter registration services.
Amherst Town Clerk 4 Boltwood Avenue Amherst MA 01002 413-259-3035
Belchertown Town Clerk 2 Jabish Street Belchertown MA 01007 413-323-0281
Chesterfield Town Clerk 422 Main Road Chesterfield MA 01012 413-296-4741
Hadley Town Clerk 100 Middle Street Hadley MA 01035 413-584-1590
Hampshire County Clerk 15 Gothic Street Northampton MA 01060 413-584-5810
Northampton City Clerk 210 Main Street Northampton MA 01060 413-587-1224
South Hadley City Clerk 116 Main Street South Hadley MA 01075 413-538-5023
Southampton Town Clerk 8 East Street Southampton MA 01073 413-527-8392
State law generally enables Clerks to recover a portion of their transactional costs, and some states regulate the fees that Clerks may charge. Most permits and licenses issued by Clerks carry a set fee. Land transaction filings typically carry a base fee plus an additional per page charge. It is common for Clerks to also charge a per page fee when providing copies of documents to the public.
Clerks do not collect taxes. Tax collection is usually handled by a separate office established for that purpose. Some Clerk's Offices may accept tax payments as a convenience to the public.
In some jurisdictions, the Clerk is an elected position, while in others the Clerk is appointed. Most Clerks have a college degree and at least some professional experience. Some counties and local governments require that the Clerk have or obtain a Certified Municipal Clerk designation.