About Us


In Bristol, the town clerk is designated as both the town clerk and city clerk. In this capacity, the city clerk serves as the official secretary at the City Council and Joint Meetings. The city clerk also serves as the certifying official on municipal documents.

The duties of the Town Clerk's Office include:

  • Processing and recording all legal instruments relating to real estate
  • Collecting all conveyance fees for the city and the state
  • Recording and maintaining Bristol vital statistics
  • Preparing and maintaining all records for the City Council and Joint Board
  • Posting current agendas and minutes of boards for public viewing
  • Issuing and tracking of absentee ballots
  • Official recording of election results
  • Issuing dog licenses
  • Compiling the calendars for all boards and commissions
  • Carnival Permits
  • Processing and publishing the Charter and ordinances of the City of Bristol
  • Filing of trade name certificates 
  • Issue Itinerant Vendor Licenses
  • Recording of veteran service discharges
  • Appointing unaffiliated Justices of the Peace and processing of all Justices of the Peace
  • Processing of all Bristol notary appointments
  • Recording of city-owned cemetery records
  • Agent for service of all city related lawsuits and claims
  • Filing of liquor permits
  • Advertising for abandoned and approved streets