Town Clerk

Pamela Z. Carakatsane, CMMC/CMC
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Kathy Marini
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25 Green Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone: (978) 356-6600 X1015                                                                     Fax:  (978) 356-6021


Town Hall is open Mondays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays – Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. Offices are closed on weekends and holidays.



Mission of the Town Clerk’s Office

Mission Statement: The Ipswich Town Clerk’s Office aim is to provide the highest level of professional service to all in the application of the multitude of duties and responsibilities set out for it in Massachusetts General Law, Massachusetts Government, the By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich, historic duties assigned by successive Boards of Selectmen and any new assignments set by contemporary leadership. The Clerk continuously advances “best practices” for Massachusetts Governments in all these areas including Vital Records, conduct of Elections, certification of Voters and licensing of marriages, businesses, shellfish, and dogs. Customers of the Office’s services are provided with the most timely, complete, efficient and competent attention with emphasis on the highest levels of civility and respect to which all persons are entitled.


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Election - Campaign and Finance Reports
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Open Meeting Law Compliant Notice Posting and Form
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Resident List/Street List
Marriage Licenses
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Justice of the Peace
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Dog and Kennel Registrations
Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Town Charter and By-Laws
Business Certificates
Burial Permits