Scituate Town Clerk's Office
195 Danielson Pike
No. Scituate, RI 02857
Tel: 647-2822  Fax:  647-7220

Margaret M. Long, Town Clerk

Gloria Loyd, Deputy Town Clerk

Scitclerk@aol.com

gmloyd@aol.com

   

BUSINESS HOURS

The Scituate Town Hall is open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday.

Land Evidence Recording Hours are 8:45 am - 3:45 pm

195 Danielson Pike
P.O. Box 328
North Scituate, Rhode Island  02857

Phone: 401-647-2822
Fax: 401-647-7220
E-mail:  Scitclerk@aol.com


MARGARET M. LONG
 
TOWN CLERK  
          

The Town Clerk is elected by the voters for a two-year term and serves as clerk of the Financial Town Meeting, Probate Court, Town Council and as recorder of deeds. The Town Clerk's primary duties are that of recording all town proceedings. The Town Clerk may appoint a deputy and when appointed, shall have all the powers and perform all the duties which are incumbent on the town clerk.
     The Town Clerk is clerk of the Town Council and issues the various licenses issued by the authority of the Town Council under its licensing powers. The Town Clerk is custodian of the records and is responsible for maintaining such records. Records and documents must be kept in a vault. Licenses issued by the Town Clerk are: dog, kennel, amusement, peddlers, junk, victualling, liquor, yard sale and art festival.
     As recorder of deeds, the Town Clerk is responsible for the safekeeping of all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes and sound recordings. The Town Clerk must maintain the records in a fireproof vault and all records must be accessible to the public.
     As clerk of the probate court, the Town Clerk must attend all probate court sessions. The clerk must record the proceedings of the court, wills, administrations, inventories, accounts, decrees, orders and all other writing which are made, granted or decreed upon by the probate court. The clerk has custody and safekeeping of the seal of the probate court and of all books and papers belonging to the probate office.
     The Town Clerk is the local registrar of vital records for the purpose of recording births, deaths, and marriages. The clerk must require that certificates be completed and filed in accordance with state regulations, transmit reports to the State Department of Health by the 10th of the month, maintain such records, and issue certified copies of such records.
     As ex officio of the local board of canvassers, the Town Clerk shall accept all voter registrations received in person or by mail. The board of canvassers processes all voter registrations, transfer of registrations and provide to the Secretary of State and Board of Elections a detailed computer disk on a monthly basis. 

 BIRTH, DEATH & MARRIAGE RECORDS

(Certified Copies Only, Photocopies Cannot Be Given)

Birth, Death, & Marriage records from approximately 1700 to present day are indexed and stored in the Town Clerk’s Office.  Pursuant to RI General Law the only Vital Statistics available to the general public are death records over 50 years old, and birth and marriage records over 100 years old.  Certified Vital records are available upon completion of a form by qualified persons.  The cost for these records is $20.00 for the first record, and $15.00 for each additional certified copy of the same record. 

Birth certificates are available either as a full size legal document ($20.00) or as a laminated card ($21.00). 

BIRTH CERTIFICATES

MARRIAGE 

DEATH CERTIFICATES

HOW TO GET A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN RI 

(Marriage License Applicants Please call the Town Clerk's Office for an appointment at 647-2822 ex. 0)

RI DEPT. OF HEALTH, DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS INFORMATION, CLICK HERE:


LAND EVIDENCE

(Recording fees below are cost of first page and $1.00 for each additional page)

 

 

PASSPORTS

Applications accepted Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Town Clerk’s Office is a passport acceptance facility.  Normal processing of a passport can take up to 6 weeks.  Processing can be expedited to 2 weeks for an additional fee of $60.00.  

Authorization of both parents is required for children under 18 years old.

Passport Fees:

  • Age 16 and Over – Total fee is $135.00 ($110.00 application fee payable to US Department of State and $25.00 processing fee payable to the Town of Scituate)
  • Under age 16 – Total fee is $105.00 ($80.00 application fee payable to US Department of State and $25.00 processing fee payable to the Town of Scituate)

The application fee must be paid by check or money order.  The processing fee can be paid by cash or check.

Required Documents:

  • Proof of US Citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate or previous U.S. passport)

  • Proof of Identity
  • Two Passport Photographs

DOG LICENSES

Dogs are required to be registered every April.  A valid rabies certificate is required at the time of registration.  Scituate residents are entitled to register no more than 2 dogs per residence.   The fee is $10.00 per dog.  Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours.  Traditionally, each April the Town holds a rabies clinic where dogs & cats can receive their rabies shot at reduced rates.  Licenses for dogs may also be obtained at the clinic.  Dates, times, and other details will be posted on the Online Town Calendar.

     YARD SALES

Pursuant to the Scituate Code of Ordinance a yard sale may be held for the sale of typically second-hand personal, household and/or garden property.  Any town resident desiring to hold such a sale on their property must apply to the Town Clerk for a yard sale license.  The license fee is $5.00.  Each resident is allowed to hold 2 yard sales a year on their property.

      Hunting, Fishing, & Combination Licenses

Fishing & Hunting licenses for residents, non-residents & tourists are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.  All licenses other than Tourist three-day licenses are valid from February to February each year.

All fees and qualifications are mandated by RI General Law.

Please bring your driver’s license and, if applying for a hunting license, bring one of the following: a previous Rhode Island hunting license, a hunter safety course certificate, an active military I.D. card; any honorably discharged veteran may present discharge or DD214 papers.

 

TRADE NAME

Pursuant to RI General Law all businesses in town shall register their trade name in the office of the Town Clerk and pay a one-time fee of $10.00.  A Certificate of Trade Name will be issued to you.

 MAPS

Assessors Plot Maps (located in Xerox room) copy fees:

·         Reduced map - $1.00

·         Portion of map - $0.50

Recorders Maps (located in vault) copy fees:

·         $1.50 per copy

 

(Note:  Each item from the vault costs $1.50 per copy).

 

PROBATE COURT

Judge William J. Riccitelli
401-647-2822
email:  esquirewjar@aol.com

 

Margaret Long, Probate Clerk

Probate records filed in the Town of Scituate are maintained in the Town Clerk’s Office.   These records are public records and copies can be obtained for $1.50 per page pursuant to RI General Law.  Probate Court is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am in the Town Council Chambers.

Get Probate Forms on Line, Click Here

 TOWN MEETINGS

Notice of all meetings shall be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting date.  This notice shall include the date and time posted; the date, time, and place of meeting; and a statement specifying the nature of the business to be discussed.  Town meetings are posted at Town Hall, on the Town Website, & various other locations.

 For interpreter service for the hearing impaired, call 647-2822 not less than 72 hours in advance of meeting date.  TTY# 1-800-745-55555.

 

Scituate Historical Cemeteries Information (click here)

Scituate Historical Cemeteries Map (click here)

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CODE OF ORDINANCES
TOWN OF SCITUATE, RI
click here


 

(Please note that minutes are posted on this web site as a convenience for public access.  If you are looking for something that has not yet been posted, please obtain a copy at the Town Clerk's Office)

2001 Town Council Minutes
click here

2002 TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
click here

2003 TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
click here

2004 TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
click here

2005 TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
click here


2006 TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
click here

2007 TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
click here

2008 TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
click here

2009 Town Council Minutes
click here

2010 Town Council Minutes
click here

Meeting Schedule
Click links for full schedule for the year.

LOCATION OF ALL MEETINGS - TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 195 DANIELSON PIKE, NO. SCITUATE (unless otherwise noted)

 

Scituate Town Council

Scituate Plan Commission

Zoning Board of Review

Traffic Safety Meeting

N. Scituate Village Rev. Comm.

Juvenile Hearing Board

Conservation Commission

Scituate Land Trust

Scituate School Committee

Hope Village Overlay Dist. Rev. Comm.

Recreation Committee

Scituate Probate Court

 

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must call (401) 647-2822 at least seventy-two (72) hours in advanced of said meeting date. TDD # is (401) 647-7466,
TTY# is 1-800-745-5555


 

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