Town Clerk

Town Clerk

Office in the Town Hall - Lower Floor

Physical Address: 56 School Street, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Mailing Address: PO Box 2490, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

P: (508) 693-3354 x120

F: (508) 693-5124


Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday excluding holidays.




Laura B. Johnston, Town Clerk

(508) 693-3554 x119
Catherine K. Plesz, Assistant Town Clerk

(508) 693-3554 x120

Ginny Coutinho, Administrative Assistant



The Oak Bluffs Town Clerk’s office provides many services to our community. We work cooperatively with other town departments as well as the State of Massachusetts. Since 1880, we have been the keepers of official records and documents – town meeting records, vital records, Zoning and Town Bylaws, and Town Reports. Our office tracks elected and appointed members of various positions and committees. We are responsible for all facets of every town, state and federal election. All public meetings are posted through this office and are found in the entryway of our Town Hall. This office creates an annual town census, maintains voter lists and provides proof of residency for the Steamship Authority. We welcome any questions you may have about the Town of Oak Bluffs.


Contact the Town Clerk’s Office regarding:

  • Absentee Ballets & Voter Registration for all Elections and Referenda
  • Auctioneer Permits
  • Bills of Sale for Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association - $10.00 first page, $2 thereafter
  • Business Certificates - $40.00 for four years (Doing Business As…)
  • Census
  • Certified Copies of Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates (Vital Records)- $10.00
  • Dog Licenses - $6.00 for spayed or neutered or $10.00                                                        late fee starts March 1st (add $10.00)
  • Intention of Marriage/ Marriage License Application Process
  • Junk License
  • Proof of Residency (for Steamship Authority)
  • Raffle and Bazaar Permits
  • Zoning and General Bylaws