City Clerk

City of Somerville FY21 Budget

Mission Statement

To record, maintain, and certify municipal records, including resident vital statistics, business licenses and permits, and legislative acts. We provide technical assistance to individuals and businesses, and professional support to public officials. We also provide professional and clerical support to the City Council and Licensing Commission, including meeting preparation, interdepartmental communication, license and permit processing, and document management.

Changes from FY20

The FY21 budget for the City Clerk's office proposes a 2.4% decrease in Personal Services due to a reduction in Salaries/Wages Temporary. The office will be reducing usage of interns in FY21.


The Ordinary Maintenance budget is proposed with a 1.2% increase due to a modest increase in Repair & Maintenance - Service Contracts.

FY21 Budget Proposal

Departmental Organization

FY21 Positions Listing