Town Clerk

The Town Clerk’s Office strives for a no compromise level of excellent customer satisfaction by providing the highest level of courteous efficient service, to ensure transparent governance, and to uphold the highest degree of integrity for the Town of Carlisle’s election process through fair, open, and consistent administration of all federal, state, and local election laws.

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COVID-19 Response 

The Office is open to the public during Town Hall's open hours: Mon-Thurs 10a-2p and Fri 10a-1p

The Town Clerk's Office is still staffed Mon-Fri 9a-3p by phone at 978-369-6155 or email at townclerk@carlislema.gov

Executive Order relaxing the requirements of the Open Meeting Law during the state of emergency including the rules of remote participation is  available  HERE.

Avoid Late Fees – License Dogs by March 31, 2021

The Office of the Town Clerk will begin charging late fees for dogs licensed after March 31, 2021. The late fee is $25 per household in addition to the licensing fee. 

All dogs older than six months must be licensed according to Massachusetts General Law CH 140 §137 and §145B; Carlisle General Bylaw 14.6.2.3 requires annual licensure.


The Office is aware of COVID-related delays in vaccination appointments at veterinarian offices. If your dog(s)’ rabies vaccination expires before March 31, 2021 and you cannot get an appointment before March 31, 2021, we will waive the $25 late fee if you submit the license application before March 31st with a note that includes the date of the appointment with your veterinarian.  When your dog(s) have been vaccinated, submit your payment and a copy of rabies certificate and the license will be issued. If you fail to notify us before March 31, 2021 that you have scheduled an appointment, you will be charged the $25 late fee. 


For more information about licensure and fees visit our Dog Licenses page.