The Town Clerk's Office is Open to the Public
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
All Motor Vehicle transactions stop at 4:30pm
No appointment is needed for:
Transfer Station (Dump) Permits
Voter Registration/Party Change/Absentee Ballot Request
Vital Records searches MUST be applied for and paid online or by mail.
We are unable to search for vital events on-demand/in person at this time.
Marriage License Applications MUST have an appointment
The mission of the Town Clerk Department is to provide the residents and businesses of Salem efficient, friendly, accurate and timely service and information regarding the many services that we provide.
The Town Clerk's office functions include: marriage licenses, vital statistics, maintaining town records, voter registration applications and information, elections, State and Federal tax liens and attachments, filing of dredge and fill applications, pole permits, Articles of Agreement (non-profit filings), oaths of office and Sheriff's writs.
In addition, the Town Clerk's office and the Tax Collector's office have a combined collection department which does motor vehicle titles and registrations, dog licenses, landfill permits, accepts payments for property tax bills, water and sewer bills, recreation fees, building permits and other miscellaneous collections.