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Assembly Clerk and County Regional Clerk


NOTE:  If you need to contact the Clerk of Courts please call 508-375-6600 for directory menu. 

The Assembly Clerk and County Clerk do not serve the state court system.

Janice M. O’Connell

County Clerk and Clerk of the Assembly of Delegates

Assembly Clerk and County Clerk: 508-375-6761

3195 Main Street, Rt. 6A, Barnstable County Complex, Superior Courthouse Building, Barnstable, MA 0263o


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.

Currently, the Assembly Clerk serves as County Clerk for Barnstable County.