City Clerk

City Clerk’s Office 

The Office may be reached at 978-829-1820 or email at  

Transactions such as dog licenses, vital records requests, etc. may be handled through regular mail to: Office of the City Clerk, 718 Main Street, 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: 


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.

Board of Registrars of Voter Ballot Counting Meeting November 21, 2022

Please see the referenced posting for information regarding the upcoming Board of Registrars of Voters meeting.

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.