Town Clerk

The Town Clerk is a publicly elected official responsible for maintaining the records of the Town of Bristol. These records include the Town's law books, references in the library and the Code of Ordinances

The Clerk's Office also responsible for the communications, meeting minutes, appointments (book, oaths, letters, certificates), referrals, proclamations, reports, filings, advertisements and resolutions for the Bristol Town Council. 

Click here to receive more information on the Bristol Town Council.


The Office of the Town Clerk provides community members with a range of services including,

Notary Public

The Town Clerk’s Office offers the Notary Public service to the general public during regular office hours. This service, which is commissioned by the Governor, serves the public as an impartial witness to the identity, comprehension, and intent of a person requesting a notarial act. 

This service is provided free of charge. Those requiring the services of a Notary Public should bring their documents to the Town Clerk’s Office and these should not be signed until in the presence of the Notary.

For more information visit the Secretary of State's website.

Public Records Request

The Town of Bristol is committed to providing the public access to public records under Rhode Island General Laws Section 38-2-2. The Public Records Request Procedure can be viewed by clicking here

The Town Clerk's Office handles requests for all Town Clerk, Town Council, Municipal Court, Probate Court, and Land Evidence Records.

Public Records Request can be submitted electronically by clicking here

Individuals can also submit a Public Records Request by visiting Town Hall at 10 Court Street Bristol, RI 02809. If you need additional assistance, please call Bristol Town Hall at 401-253-7000.

Helpful Resources

Census Data

Census Data for Bristol, Rhode Island can be viewed online at A community profile is also available on the Town website here.

Fishing & Hunting Licenses

Fishing & Hunting Licenses can now be obtained online through the RI Department of Environmental Management.