Perhaps more than any other public official, the City Clerk symbolizes the stability and continuity of local government. The official duties and responsibilities of the City Clerk are established by Massachusetts General Laws and the Code of the City of Pittsfield. The City Clerk issues licenses and permits, collects birth, marriage, and death records, serves as recording officer, and is the custodian of valuable municipal records. As Chief Election Official, the City Clerk supervises elections, voter registration, and conducts the annual city census, and is a member of the Board of Registrars. The City Clerk provides staff assistance to the City Council including agenda preparation, recording minutes, and archiving petitions, orders, and ordinances. The City Clerk acts as the hub of government for the general public, all city departments, and numerous federal, state, and local agencies.
If you would like to request a copy of records other than birth, death or marriage, please fill out the Public Records Request form and send into this office. Once it is received, we will contact you with the fee amount and record(s) release time.
For information on Fishing/Hunting License please refer to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
If you, or someone you know, was born, married or died anyplace other than Pittsfield, Mass, please click here for more information on obtaining those documents.
REMINDER: Dog licenses are now available! Please visit the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours to renew your license. You can also renew by mail or on-line. Please click the Dog Licenses link to the left for more information.