The Scituate Town Hall is open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday.
195 Danielson Pike
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
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 Clerks 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).
(Recording fees below are cost of first page and $1.00 for each additional page)
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
Authorization of both parents is required for children under 18 years old.
The application fee must be paid by check or money order. The processing fee can be paid by cash or check.
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 Clerks 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.
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 Clerks 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 drivers 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.
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.
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).
Margaret Long, Probate Clerk
Probate records filed in the Town of Scituate are maintained in the Town Clerks 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
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.
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.
(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)
LOCATION OF ALL MEETINGS - TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 195 DANIELSON PIKE, NO. SCITUATE (unless otherwise noted)
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,