Town Clerk's Office

Town Clerk:    Linda M. Guyette

 

Office Hours:  effective June 1, 2017

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursdays, 11 AM - 6:30 PM

(603) 924-8000, ext 105
or (603) 784-5605

 

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Motor Vehicle Registrations

Registrations  •  Titling  •  Plates

 

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Vital Records

Births, Marriages, Divorces, Deaths


Note: Copies of birth, marriage, divorce or death records are available to immediate family members only.

 

Vital Records may be requested in person, by mail, or via EB2Gov, an online service. 


Instructions to Request by Mail: Go to the home page, click on Frequently Asked Questions, and find the question, "How do obtain a certified copy of ...?" Print out the appropriate form and complete the requested information clearly. Please indicate the number of copies and the amount of the check or money order you are mailing in the upper right corner of the form. Be sure to include your daytime phone number on the form in case we encounter a problem with your request -- and follow the instructions provided.

Please be sure to include: 

  1. a self-addressed stamped business-size envelope
  2. a copy of the requester's driver's license or passport (note: if you do not have a valid driver's license or passport, please click here)
  3. check or money order made payable to the Town of Peterborough

Mail completed form to: Town Clerk's Office, Town of Peterborough, Attention Vital Records, One Grove Street, Peterborough , NH 03458.

In most cases, requests are processed and mailed out the same day they are received. However, we cannot be held accountable for vital records that become lost in the mail. By law, we are not allowed to fax vital records.

Incomplete vital record requests will be returned to sender for missing item(s) thereby delaying the receipt of the document you are requesting.

Note: Vital Records requests may be made online via EB2Gov, an online service. Go to our home page, scroll down and click on the Vital Records button. Additional fees are required for online requests.

 

Application for Copy of Birth Record

The Town Clerk's Office provides certified copies of birth records to immediate family members for births that occurred in Peterborough, as well as for births that occurred in any city or town in the State of New Hampshire after 1988.

Birth records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.

 

Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate

The Town Clerk's Office provides copies of wedding records for marriages in which the licenses were obtained in Peterborough , NH as well as for marriages that occurred in any city or town in the State of New Hampshire after 1989.

Marriage certificate records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.

 

Application for Copy of Divorce Decree

The Town Clerk's office provides copies of divorce records in which the decrees were obtained from the State of New Hampshire from 1990 to within 6 months from the present search date.  

 Divorce records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.  

 

Application for Copy of Death Certificate

The Town Clerk's Office provides certified copies of death records for deaths that occurred in Peterborough , NH as well as for deaths that occurred in any city of town in the State of NH after 1990.

Death records cannot be returned electronically.

Fee: $15.00 for one copy and $10.00 for each additional copy issued at the same time on the same record.

 

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Marriage Licenses

 

If you're getting married anywhere in New Hampshire, you may obtain your Marriage License in any New Hampshire city or town.

To obtain your Marriage License in Peterborough, you and your fiancée must come into the Town Clerk's office, during normal business hours, with photo identification (driver's license, passport, etc.) In addition, if either of you were married before, proof must be provided of the divorce or death of the former spouse. If the former marriage was dissolved by divorce, the State requires that we see the sealed final divorce decree. If the spouse was deceased, we will need to view a certified copy of the death certificate.

You and your fiancée will complete a worksheet that will be used by the Town Clerk’s office in preparing the Marriage License. You will need to know full names of your parents, their state or country of birth, etc. You will also be required to state the middle and last names you plan to use after the marriage has taken place.

The entire process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Please plan accordingly. Cost: $50.00

 

The marriage license will be good for 90 days. 

 

 

 

Dog Registration and Licensing

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 Dog Registration and Licensing

NH law (RSA 466:1) requires that all dogs must be licensed annually. Every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months old or over shall license it in the city of town where the dog is kept. Regardless of when the license is obtained, the license shall be effective from May 1 of each year to April 30 of the subsequent year.

Dogs must be licensed by April 30.

Dog Licenses are available at the Town Clerk's Office. 
Dog licenses may be renewed in person, by mail, or online.

License Fee Schedule:

$9.00 Male or Female
$6.50 Neutered or Spayed
$4.50 Puppies (4-7 mos old)
$2.00 First Dog of Owner Over 65 Years of Age

Proof of current rabies vaccination is required before a license can be issued.
 
Please be sure to include your stamped, self-addressed envelope 
when renewing dog licenses by mail.
 
Late fees will be assessed for any dog not licensed by the April 30th deadline. 
 
Owners of dogs not licensed by June 15 will be served a $25.00 Civil Forfeiture in addition to the licensing fees, late fees and certified mail fees.
 
 
 

Registering To Vote

Registering To Vote


New Hampshire citizens who are at least 18 years of age must demonstrate proof of residency and register with the Town Clerk, or with the Supervisors of the Checklist on Election Day or at the posted Supervisor’s meetings, in order to exercise the right to vote. Come in to the Town Clerk's office and fill out a NH Voter Registration Form. Please be sure to bring along your id (driver’s license or passport).

In New Hampshire, no one is permitted to register to vote after ten (10) days prior to an election. This allows the Supervisors of the Checklist time to update and print the
Voter Checklist that will be used at the polls on Election Day. 
However, you may register to vote at the polls on Election Day. 

Not sure if you are registered to vote or what party you are registered?Check it out at the State of NH Voter Information Lookup: http://app.sos.nh.gov.
 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

 

Important:  Please use appropriate absentee ballot request form
for the election you will be voting absentee.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Chapter 657

657:1    Absence, Religious Observance, and Disability Absentee Voting. Any person who is absent on the day of any state election from the city, town, or unincorporated place in which he or she is registered to vote; or who cannot appear in public on any election day because of his or her observance of a religious commitment; or who is unable to vote there in person by reason of physical disability may vote at such elections as provided in this chapter. A person who is unable to appear at any time during polling hours at his or her polling place because an employment obligation requires the person to remain physically at work or to be in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the time the polls close shall be considered absent for purposes of this chapter.

 

Voter Information Look-up

You can determine if you are registered to vote here in NH and what party you are registered under. Please go to: http://app.sos.nh.gov

 

Town of Peterborough - 1 Grove Street - Peterborough, NH 03458 - (603)924-8000