Town Clerk

Town Clerk:
Jean M. Fecteau (January 2013 December 2014)
401-568-6206, ext. 0
401-568-5850, fax
townclerk@GlocesterRI.org

Deputy Town Clerk:
Susan L. Harris

Address:
Glocester Town Hall
PO Box B
Chepachet, RI 02814-0702

Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm

Location:
The Town Hall is located in the center of Chepachet at 1145 Putnam Pike, between Chepachet Post Office and Glocester-Manton Library (approximately 1/4 mile north of the southern junction of Routes 44 and 102).

Topics:


BIRTH, DEATH & MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION RECORDS
Birth, Death & Marriage/Civil Union records from approx. 1700 to present day are indexed and stored in the Town Clerk's Office. Pursuant to RI General Law the  only Vital Statistics available to the general public are death records over 50 years old, and birth and marriage/civil union records over a 100 years old. Certified Vital records are available upon completion of a form  by qualified persons. The cost for these records is $20.00 for the first record, and $15.00 for each additional certified copy of the same record.

 Birth certificates are available either as a full size legal document or as a laminated card.

Marriage/Civil Union Licenses can be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office during normal business hours. The license is valid for 90 days and the requirements are:

  1. The Bride's address must be a Glocester address;
  2. Birth Certificate & Driver's License required;
  3. If not the first marriage/civil union, certified proof of how previous marriage/civil union ended is required;
  4. Current fee set by the State of Rhode Island is $24.00.

Marriage Equality Law
RI Department of Health's website has been updated to include "What You Should Know" information regarding Rhode Island's new Marriage Equality Law.
CLICK HERE


CODE OF ORDINANCES
 Includes the Charter, Town Ordinances, and Land Use Ordinances.


LAND EVIDENCE
The Town Clerk office is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of Town records relating to Real Estate documents which are received, recorded daily and then microfilmed for the safekeeping. The microfilmed documents are then stored in our vault. Recorded surveys are also indexed, microfilmed, filmed to aperture cards (for easy access) and stored in our vault.

 Our vault and workroom area services approximately 20-30 people (title examiners, real estate agents, attorney & taxpayers) per day.

Copies can be obtained by using a coin-operated copy machine; cost is  $1.00 per page. Certified copies are available for $1.50 per page plus $3.00 certification fee. There is an aperture machine available for copies of sections of recorded surveys and assessor's maps.

Recording fees are as mandated by RI General Law as follows:
(common fees below are cost of first page and $1.00 for each additional page)

  • Mortgage $64.00
  • Deed $84.00
  • Mortgage Discharge $49.00
  • Bill of Sale $49.00
  • Power of Attorney $49.00
  • Other documents vary in cost


LICENSES

Dogs
Dogs are required to be registered every April. A valid rabies certificate is required at the time of registration. Glocester residents are entitled to register no more  than 3 dogs per residence. The fee is $7.00 per dog. Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk's office during normal business hours. Traditionally, each April the Town holds a rabies clinic where dogs & cats can receive their rabies shot at reduced rates. Licenses for dogs may be also be obtained at the clinic. Dates, times, and other details will be posted on the Online Town Calendar.

Yard Sales
Pursuant to the Glocester Code of Ordinance a yard sale may be held for the sale of typically second-hand personal, household and/or garden property. Any town resident desiring to hold such a sale on their property must apply to  the Town Clerk for a yard sale licence. The license fee is $5.00. Each resident is allowed to hold three sales a year on their property.

Hunting, Fishing & Combination Licenses
Fishing & Hunting licenses for residents, non-residents & tourists are available at the Town Clerk's Office. All licenses other than Tourist three-day licenses are valid from February to February each year.
     Resident and Resident Jr. Fishing: $18.00
     Resident Hunting: $18.00
     Resident Combo hunting/fishing: $33.00
     Non-Resident Fishing: $35.00
     Non-Resident Hunting and Non-Resident Jr. Hunting: $45.00
     Tourist (3) day license: $16.00
     Trout stamps: $5.50
 All fees and qualifications are mandated by RI General Law
Please bring your driver's license and, if applying for a hunting license, bring one of the following: a previous Rhode Island hunting license, a hunter safety course certificate, an active military I.D. card; any honorably discharged veteran may present discharge or DD214 papers.


PROBATE/PROBATE COURT
Judge Jane G. Gurzenda
401-647-1400
Jean M. Fecteau, Clerk
401-568-6206, ext. o
Probate records filed in the Town of Glocester are maintained in the Town Clerk's Office. These records are public records and copies can be obtained for $1.50 per page pursuant to RI General Law. Probate Court is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers.


PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST


TOWN MEETINGS
Notice of all meetings shall be  posted at the Town Hall at least 48 hours before the meeting date. This notice shall include the date and time posted; the date, time, and place of meeting; and a statement specifying the nature of the business to be  discussed. Town meetings are also posted on the Online Town Calendar.

For interpreter service for the hearing impaired, call 401-568-6206 not less than 72 hours in advance of meeting date. TDD 401-568-1422.


TRADE NAME
Pursuant to RI General Law all businesses in town  shall register their trade name in the office of the Town Clerk and pay a one time fee of $10.00. A Certificate of Trade Name will be issued to you.


VOTING
Board of Canvassers
Jean M. Fecteau, Town Clerk
401-568-6206, ext. 0

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Glocester Town Hall 1145 Putnam Pike - PO Box B Chepachet, RI 02814-0702
 Tel: 401.568.6206 Fax: 401.568.5850 Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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