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.

Melissa Cordeiro

Melissa Cordeiro

Elected: November 2020

Department Services

Get assistance with common requests.


Vendors can view and submit bids on RFPs electronically.

Birth & Death Certificates

Learn how to get a birth or death record.

Business Licenses

Businesses can now apply for annual licenses online.

Dog Licenses

Have a dog? Register your best friend with the Town of Bristol!


Learn more about local, state and federal elections.

Land Evidence

View a computerized index of records dating back to 1680.

Marriage Licenses

Click here for information on obtaining a Marriage License.

Municipal Court

Click here to learn more about Municipal Court hearings.

Notary Public

Learn more about this service to residents.

Parking Stickers

Click below to get your residential & commercial parking stickers.

Probate Court

Probate Court handles Estates, Guardianships, and Name Changes.

Vital Records

Request certified copies of birth, death and marriage records of Bristol residents from 1680 to the present. 

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 from all Town departments. If you need additional assistance, please call Bristol Town Hall at 401-253-7000.

Bristol Town Council

Find out more information on Bristol’s legislative body.

Town Boards

Learn more about how to get involved with Bristol’s Boards.

Town Commissions

Learn more about how to get involved with Bristol’s Commissions.

Fishing & Hunting License

Click here to get your fishing and hunting license.

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Melissa Cordeiro

Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.130


Deputy Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 131