City Clerk

COVID-19 City Clerk’s Office Operations

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Office of the City Clerk will be closed to the public and minimally staffed, but will still be available via phone and email.  

You may call us at 978-829-1820 or email our Office at  

Transactions such as dog licenses, vital records requests, etc. may be handled through regular mail to: Office of the City Clerk, 166 Boulder Drive, Fitchburg, MA  01420, or by placing documents (in a sealed envelope) in the drop box in front of City Hall at the same address.

You may also pay for your dog license or request a vital record online by going to: 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Special Temporary Extension of Premises Applications Available Online:

Applications for Special Temporary Extended Premises are available now online at Applications are being accepted for businesses allowed as part of the Governor’s Phase II Reopening from Covid-19 Order No.35.

City Census

Households with registered Fitchburg voters and/or persons already listed as Fitchburg residents will receive an annual city census form in January.  To maintain your name on the active voting list and provide proof of residency for the current year be sure to complete the form, sign it and return to the City Clerk within ten days of receipt.

Dog Licensing

 All dogs must be licensed every year.  Dog licenses issued for any given year expire on March 31 of the following year.  There is a grace period until May 1.
Owners of dogs not re-licensed by May 1 will be fined $15 plus the cost of the annual license fee(s) not paid.  Proof of current rabies vaccination is required in order to license your dog.  A reminder and option to license by mail is sent with the annual city census form.

Read the City Ordinance Online regarding dogs: providing proper care, leashing, licensing, cleaning up after etc.