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Assembly Clerk / County Clerk


Barnstable County logoJanice M. O’Connell

County Clerk and Clerk of the Assembly of Delegates

NOTE:  The Assembly Clerk is NOT the County Clerk of Courts.  If you need information from the County court system please call 508-375-6600 to direct your call to the proper official.


3195 Main Street, Rt. 6A, First District Courthouse, Assembly Chamber Office, Barnstable, MA 02633

Assembly Clerk:  508-375-6761
Assembly FAX:    508-362-6530


Each municipality on Cape Cod (15) elects a delegate to represent their municipality as an Assembly Delegate.  The next election for Assembly Delegate will appear on the state election ballot in November 2018.

Duties of the Assembly of Delegates Clerk:  

  • The Assembly Clerk drafts ordinances and resolutions on behalf of the Assembly, reviews ordinances that have been submitted for form and content and prepares reports for committees dealing with ordinances.
  • The Assembly Clerk must have a working knowledge of the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter, and serves as a resource to Charter Review Committees.
  • The Assembly Clerk must also be knowledgeable of the Barnstable County Administrative Code, County fiscal procedures and budgets in general, Robert’s Rules, previously adopted ordinances within the County, as well as other laws that are applicable to Counties in general and governmental bodies.

The Clerk of the Assembly of Delegates was originally elected by the Delegates for a two year term that ran concurrently with the terms of the Delegates.   As a result of a change to the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter in 2000, it was recognized that the Assembly Clerk is an employee of the County and is not subject to formal election procedures.

The Assembly Clerk serves as County Clerk for Barnstable County.