City Clerk

​accessing city clerk services during city hall public closure

The City Clerk’s Office is not allowed to process birth, death and marriage certificates online due to state regulations. The public can call the Clerk’s Office at 207-874-8610 or email to handle these requests via postal mail. All marriage ceremonies scheduled at City Hall have been cancelled for now. 

​JUNE 9 election day

Notice To City Of Portland Voters:  There will be a State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
The Clerk's Office is open during business hours, for any resident wishing to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, or early vote by absentee. On Thursday, June 4, 2020 only the Clerk's Office will remain open until 7:00 P.M for the last day of absentee voting.

Visit Elections & Voting for more information. 

Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM on Election Day. All polling places are ADA compliant. You can register to vote at your polling location on Election Day. 

The Department of City Clerk has three major functions:

Elections, Vital Records, and Custodian of the City Council Minutes. 

The following services are provided:

Filing and Issuance of a Birth, Death, Marriage 

Dog Licenses/tags

Voter Registration and Election Information

Hunting/Fishing Licenses

Notary and Dedimus Services

Performing Marriages


The City Clerk's Office does not handle tax payments or auto registration and excise payments. For Tax Payments/Auto Registration, please visit: Treasury Office
Room 102  
Portland, ME 04101
Ph: 207-874-8490
Fx: 866-765-2051

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