Town Clerk

Office Hours

Monday afternoons 3:30 - 6 pm
Tuesday - Friday mornings,
8:30 to 10:30 aM
THURSDAY evenings 6 - 8 pm 
I am available for appointments at other times


Town Clerk
Susie Mosher
Phone: 413-259-1204
Fax: 413-259-1107
townclerk -at-
Shutesbury Town Hall
P. O. Box 264
1 Cooleyville Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072

Everything About Voter Registration


AUGUST 19th is the last day to REGISTER TO VOTE in the State Primary in September.  The Town Clerk's office will be open until 5 pm Friday, 8/19/16.  You can register at the RMV, pick up a registration form on the stand ouside the Town Clerk's door, or request a form to be sent to you. 

The Secretary of the Commonwealth has developed an excellent tool for learning about your voter registration status and other voter questions.  

Go to:

Absentee Ballots for the Thursday, September 8 State Primary are ready. You may vote absentee due to absence from town during normal polling hours, physical disability or religious belief.  Applications are at the Town Clerk's office, available on request, or can be made by written request stating residence, where to mail the ballot and your signature.  You can also stop in during Town Clerk hours to fill out the application and vote in person.


Mandatory Ethics Training for All Employees and Volunteers

Upon appointment or hire and on an annual basis thereafter, the Town Clerk is required by statute to provide all municipal employees and volunteers with a copy of the Conflict of Interest Law and to obtain a signed receipt from the employee/volunteer. Additionally, all employees and volunteers must, complete an online ethics training and multiple choice exercise within 30 days of beginning public service and every 2 years thereafter. In Shutesbury, unless the employee/volunteer tracks his/her own timeline, new certificates will be due for everyone in December of odd numbered years. Both the summary of the Conflict of Interest Law and the exercise are available online at This information and training is to ensure understanding of the Massachusetts ethics code. Upon completion of the exercise, a certificate will pop up. Employees/volunteers can either copy, paste and send the receipt of the summary of the Conflict of Interest Law and the certificate of completion of the training exercise to or print and deliver the receipt and certificate to the town clerk's office.

Mandatory Open Meeting Law Information for Members of Municipal Committees, Boards and Commissions:

All members of any public body must receive educational materials including the Open Meeting Law, MGL c. 30A, SS18-25, 940 CMR 29.00, and the Guide to the Open Meeting Law published by the Attorney General upon taking the oath of office and before entering into the performance of the office. The municipal clerk is responsible for providing the educational materials to the members of all local public bodies. Within 2 weeks after receipt of the educational materials, the member shall certify the receipt of the materials on the form provided by the Attorney General and available on the Attorney General's website.
Links to all required documents are listed below. Municipal officials are invited to use these links in place of paper documents and email the town clerk (see right corner box for address) as proof of receipt of these documents.


Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy

Massachusetts statute requires that the Town of Shutesbury Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Policy be distributed to, and signed for on a sign-off sheet, by all employees, and elected and appointed town officials and volunteers, upon appointment and each year thereafter.  


License or Re-license Your Dog by Mail

      The 2016-17 Dog tags are in.  You may register your dog now.  Early birds can avoid a late fee if their dog is registered before August 1.  Click here to open or save a Word document that you may then use to license or relicense your dog by mail. Please remember to include proof of current rabies vaccination, your payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, (two first class stamps required).
      The dog license year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. Please re-license in the month of July or sooner. New dogs are to be licensed by 6 months of age or within 30 days of residing in the Town of Shutesbury.


Order a Vital Record (Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate)

  • Submit request by phone, fax, or email
  • Include any known information - name and date preferred.
  • Include a $5 payment (made out to "Town of Shutesbury")
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope, or a preferred
    time to pick up the certificate at the Town Clerk's office.

Search Vital Records

Genealogists are welcome to email specific inquiries. This office will evaluate what is
available and send an estimated cost to complete the research and make copies as requested.

Lost and Found Pets

Contact Town Clerk (see contact information above) or Web Committee to add or remove notices.