Office Hours: TOWN HALL REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
(updated 6/26/2020) - processing all mail & drop box items on Tues & Thurs
"curbside" at the picnic tables - call from parking lot
call during regular Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Alison Gage
Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Lois Brady
Email: Alison Gage - email@example.com
Lois Brady - firstname.lastname@example.org
Until further notice the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will be closed to the public. 24/7 Drop Box available at the back entrance to Town Hall. Most transaction can be processed via the mail. During office hours, please call from the parking lot to indicate you have dropped necessary documents in the Drop Box. I will get documents, process, and bring them out to the picnic tables.
The office is closed Holidays and Election Tuesdays. Call to verify hours.
For those that are unable to come into the office, most transactions can be completed through the mail. The only exceptions are registering to vote and applying for a marriage license—both must be done in person. Please call the office during regular office hours for specific details. Forms of payment accepted are CASH & CHECKS ONLY.
Services Provided by the Town Clerk
Vehicle RegistrationsTitles are required for ALL vehicles with a model year 2000 and newer from now on. Please be mindful that New Hampshire NO LONGER has a 10 or 15 year Title Law.
We accept payment by either CASH or CHECKS for motor vehicle transactions. ALL CHECKS will be made payable to the "Town of Sandwich". Residents no longer write checks to the State of NH. When registering more than one vehicle at a time, you may COMBINE each vehicle fee to write ONE CHECK.
All vehicle registrations begin with the Town Clerk's office for renewals and new registrations (car, truck, trailer, motorcycle, construction vehicle, tractor, etc). The Clerk prepares the Registration and Title Applications when required. Our office operates as an On-Line Municipal Agent for the State of NH Division of Motor Vehicles, allowing us to complete most transactions on behalf of the State. We issue Passenger, Motorcycle, Trailer, Farm, Agriculture, Tractor and Moose Plates. We are able to issue NH trailer VIN's when required and complete transactions on vehicles weighing up to 26,000 GVW. Renewals may be processed up to 4 months early and 12 months late. To transfer a plate to another vehicle and receive transfer credit, the current registration not a copy must be presented. Replacements for lost registrations, plates and decals are also processed here.
Registration renewal notices are mailed each month which serve as 1) a reminder; 2) listing of all vehicles and renewal fees; 3) instructions for renewing by mail. Someone other than the registrant may complete renewals as long as they bring the renewal mailer or the current valid registration.
The Town Clerk's office is an official Boat Agent and we are able to register and/or renew your boat registrations! Keep Boat Fees Local! For renewals, please bring in your paperwork sent to you by the State of New Hampshire. A portion of the Registration fees will go to the Town of Sandwich, instead of the State. No matter what town you reside in, you may register your boats with us. This includes out-of-state residents intending to use a boat in NH for more than 30 consecutive days.
New Hampshire law requires all dogs to be licensed at four months of age, and thereafter, the licenses must be renewed annually by April 30. The license period is May 1 through April 30. The Town Clerk must have proof of a valid rabies vaccination before a license may be issued. Dog licenses are available for purchase beginning in January each year.
If you are a resident of the Town of Sandwich, are 18 years of age, and are a United States citizen, you may register to vote in Sandwich through the Town Clerk's office or with the Supervisors of the Voter Checklist at their posted sessions. Please bring in your NH driver’s license. In addition, New Hampshire has a same-day voter registration law, which enables you to register at the polling place on election day.
Photo ID is required at the polls.
Anyone, a New Hampshire resident or not, may go to any New Hampshire City or Town Clerk's office to apply for a marriage license. Be prepared to show identification that proves you are of legal age to be married in New Hampshire. If you have been married before, you must show proof as to how the last marriage ended; certified copy of a death certificate, divorce decree or annulment. The document must have a raised seal. Both parties must be present to sign the license before it can be issued and the license is valid immediately upon issuance and for 90 days from the date of filing.
If a birth or death occurred in Sandwich, or if the Sandwich Town Clerk issued a marriage license, the Town Clerk may issue a certified copy of the record to an immediate family member or someone with a direct and tangible interest. Positive identification is required for all vital statistic requests. Vital Records available through this office are any birth, death, marriage, or divorce that took place in the Town of Sandwich, and in addition, the following records that took place anywhere in NH: BIRTHS from 1935 to Present (except 1949 & 1950) ; DEATHS from 1965 to Present; MARRIAGES from 1960 to Present; DIVORCE from 1979 to Present. A variety of older Vital records (genealogical) are available in the Town’s vault, dating back to the 1700’s. These may be viewed by the public or searched by the Town Clerk upon request.
VITAL RECORDS FEES
Marriage License Application $50.00
Certified Copy of a Vital Record $15.00 (first copy)
Subsequent Copy Fee $10.00 (for records purchased at same time for same person)
Violations & Fines
Town Ordinance Violation, dog fines, and parking violation fines are paid at the Town Clerk’s office.
Articles of Agreement and Aqua-Therm permits are processed through the Town Clerk’s office.
Notary Services are offered onsite by both the Town Clerk and Selectmen's Office.