Definition of town clerk in US English:

town clerk


North American
  • A public official in charge of the records of a town.

    • ‘Will a civil union require a license issued by the town clerk?’
    • ‘At that moment the town clerk announced that the direction of the wind has just turned Westerly, meaning that Big Ben would run fast, cutting the hour down from 60 minutes to 50.’
    • ‘Pereira and Cordeiro obtained an active voter registration list from the town clerk, then went door-to-door at the homes of these residents and other people who seemed likely to vote.’
    • ‘In the meantime, however, he worked as the Beloit town clerk in 1855, a job that made him responsible for the city's 1855 census count.’
    • ‘Doug Johnstone, town clerk of Provincetown, says his community is moving forward because of what he calls ‘an absence of any guidance’ from state officials.’
    • ‘What happens is the couple will go to the town clerk as a heterosexual couple would go.’
    • ‘Town records reveal that Denny served Leicester as town clerk, selectman, moderator, representative to the General Court, and justice of the peace.’
    • ‘If you are chosen town clerk, forsooth, you cannot go to Tierra del Fuego this summer: but you may go to the land of infernal fire nevertheless.’
    • ‘His first cousin is the town clerk, and his surname appears on the local Civil War monument.’
    • ‘In Republican Oyster Bay, the Democrats won two council seats and took the town clerk and the receiver of taxes posts.’
    • ‘It took a small bribe to get the schematics from the town clerk.’


town clerk

/ˌtoun ˈklərk//ˌtaʊn ˈklərk/