Town of Rochester, MA

Town Clerk

Rochester Town Clerk - Naida Parker, CMMC

Phone: 508-763-3871, ext. 17

Town Clerk's Office Hours:
  • Monday evenings 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • View: Annual Town Election Information - (4/12/17) - (Listed below)

  • Annual Town Election (4/12/17)- Important Dates

    - Annual Town Election: April 12, 2017
    - Deadline for taking out papers: February 22, 2017
    - Last day to register to vote for the annual town election: March 23, 2017

    Candidates for Ballot Positions
      - Selectman, elect one, three years
      - Tax Collector, elect one, three years
      - Town Clerk, elect one, three years
      - Herring Inspector, elect one, three years
      - Board of Health, elect one, three years
      - Board of Assessors, elect one, three years
      - Planning Board, elect one, five years
      - Plumb Library, elect two, three years
      - Cemetery Commission, elect one, three years
      - Park Commission, elect one, three years
      - Water Commission, elect one, three years
      - Rochester School Committee, elect two, three years
      - ORR School Committee, elect one, three years

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Rochester Town Clerk Archival Collections

Collection Overview

The records of the Town of Rochester date back to the 17th century and are maintained by the Town Clerk's office, stored in the town vault. Beginning in 1995, the Town Clerk's office began restoration and preservation of the historic volumes held in the vault. In addition to the historic volumes, other material of historical significance had been loosely organized and stored. Often this material was not identified in such a way it could be easily located.

The Rochester Historical Commission had long been concerned that the over 350 years of documents stored in the Town Hall vault were in danger of being lost through improper storage methods. In addition, it was difficult to identify what records were in the collections. In 2011, the Historical Commission applied for and received a grant through the Massachusetts Cultural Council to hire a professional archivist to process the collection and create an inventory of the contents.