Town Clerk

Mission Statement

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:

  • State and federal tax liens and attachments
  • Filing of dredge and fill applications
  • Maintaining town records
  • Pole permits
  • Voter registration applications and information
  • Articles of Agreement (non-profit filings)
  • Oaths of office
  • State and federal tax liens and attachments
  • Sheriff's writs

In addition, the Town Clerk's office and the Tax Collector's office have a combined Collections Department, which processes and issues:

Marriage License Applicants must make an appointment, and both parties must be present with all required documentation at time of application.

No appointment is needed for:

  • Vehicle Registrations
  • Dog Licenses
  • Transfer Station (Dump) Permits
  • Vital Records Requests
  • Voter Registration/Party Change/Absentee Ballot Request