Town Clerk


The Town of Salem's First Deliberative Session and Town Election will be held as follows:

First Deliberative Session:  Saturday, February 17, 2024, 9:00am at Salem High School, Siefert Performing Arts Center
Election:  Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 7:00am - 7:00pm at 5 polling places

Please review our Election guidelines on the Local & State Elections page

Town Election Absentee Ballot request forms are available at the Town Clerk's Office, or may be printed from here and brought or mailed into the Town Clerk's Office

Mission Statement

The mission of the Town Clerk Department is to provide the residents and businesses of Salem efficient, friendly, accurate and timely service and information regarding the many services that we provide.


The Town Clerk's office functions include:

  • State and federal tax liens and attachments
  • Filing of dredge and fill applications
  • Maintaining town records
  • Pole permits
  • Voter registration applications and information
  • Articles of Agreement (non-profit filings)
  • Oaths of office
  • State and federal tax liens and attachments
  • Sheriff's writs

In addition, the Town Clerk's office and the Tax Collector's office have a combined Collections Department, which processes and issues:

Marriage License Applicants must make an appointment, and both parties must be present with all required documentation at time of application.

No appointment is needed for:

  • Vehicle Registrations
  • Dog Licenses
  • Transfer Station (Dump) Permits
  • Vital Records Requests
  • Voter Registration/Party Change/Absentee Ballot Request