town clerk


: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a town

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ballard’s also agreed to not host any outdoor entertainment at its premises and handed over its outdoor entertainment license to the town clerk’s office for approximately six days. Carlos R. Muñoz,, 22 Aug. 2022 The measure passed on a voice vote at the meeting attended by 573 people, according to the town clerk’s office. Johanna Seltz,, 28 Sep. 2022 Racioppi garnered 112 votes, according to unofficial tallies provided by the Salisbury town clerk Wednesday. Daniel Kool,, 7 Sep. 2022 Paradise Valley's town clerk confirmed there will be no runoffs in that town, either, although those races weren't nearly as close as others in the northeast Valley. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 11 Aug. 2022 The Bangor Daily News reports that Christen Bouchard resigned last month from her position as town clerk in Passadumkeag, a town of about 350 residents north of Bangor. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Alabama Attorney General Marshall on Thursday announced the indictment of 42-year-old Diann Taylor, who served as the town clerk in Hale County’s Akron until Nov. 2020. Carol Robinson |, al, 5 May 2022 News and events are shared through a newsletter published by the town clerk, posted on social media or broadcast on the community television station. Anastazja Kolodziej, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 The police initially contacted the Hamden town clerk and search for the victim’s burial permit at State Street Cemetery and then went to dig up the body, but the cemetery’s own poor record-keeping stifled their efforts. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 11 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of town clerk was in the 14th century

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“Town clerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

town clerk


: an official who keeps the town records

Legal Definition

town clerk


: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a town
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