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Records Management

The Town Clerk’s Office serves as the Town’s real-time historian, responsible for creating and/or retaining the official record of certain milestone events in the personal lives of residents, known as Vital Records, and in the civic life of the Town, for example, the outcome of annual and special Town Meetings, amendments to the Town’s General and Zoning By-laws, the charters and composition of various ad hoc committees, among other things.

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Authentication of official documents of the town, such as the land use decisions of the Zoning and Planning Boards or Town Meeting appropriations, is performed by the Town Clerk’s Office with the application of the Town Seal.  Massachusetts documents that are going to a foreign country may require an Apostille, which can only be obtained from the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.

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                Records Management, one box at a time, in the Selectmen's Office.

Certain records are deemed of such public significance, that their retention and ultimate disposal is set by law in the Municipal Records Retention schedule.  The Town Clerk’s Office is deemed responsible under the law for the maintenance of a system capable of timely retrieval of all public records and for insuring their appropriate disposition or preservation.

The foundation for the town’s modern day public records management system is the Town Archives.

Susan F. Brooks
Town Clerk/Cemetery Agent
Town Archives Co-Director
Please note double "s"

Barbara Myles

Library DIrector
Town Archives Co-Director

Marie Wasnock

Office of the Town Clerk
Ph: 781-259-2607  
Fx: 781-259-8735

16 Lincoln Road, 1st Floor
Lincoln, MA 01773

Lincoln Public Library

Ph: 781-259-8465
3 Bedford Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773