Town Clerk



Office of the Town Clerk
          includes Probate and Board of Canvassers

Town Clerk: Carol A. Wordell, CMC

Deputy Town Clerk: Heather J. Cook

Office Clerk: Rebecca Miranda

Probate Court held third Monday of each month at 3 PM.  January hearing Tues., Jan. 19, February hearing Tues., Feb.16 due to Holidays
                                    effective February 1, 2023 - Probate Advertising will be $52.50 

Office Hours:    
Monday -  Friday 

8:00 am to 4:00 pm                                 

Telephone: (401) 635–4400
Fax: (401) 635–2470

Our Land Evidence Records system has changed from Kofile to IQS
Link to Land Evidence
Fraud Alert System to notify property owners of new transactions

Just a friendly reminder: Dog license renewals normally begin April 1st through the month of April.   
                             Cost: $6.00 each dog, annually, valid rabies certificate required

The Town Clerk’s Office serves as the main point of contact between the Town’s Administration and the public. The Clerk’s Office performs various duties as set by State Law, the Town Charter, and common custom. Among these services include:

  • Serving as the Recorder of Deeds, Registrar of Voters, Registrar of Vital Records
  • Certifying and Sealing official town documents,
  • Handling licenses and permits for the Town, (i.e. dump stickers and various transfer station coupons, dog licenses, marriage licenses, registry of trade name, etc.)
  • Serving as the Clerk for the Town Council, Board of Canvassers and of the Probate Court,
  • Maintaining a filing system for the Agendas and Minutes of the various elected and appointed boards, councils and commissions,
  • And performing all other duties imposed by state law.

Below is a schedule of fees for the Office of the Town Clerk:

  • Dump stickers - $5.00 each, annually please bring car registration and proof of residency
  • Construction debris coupons - $75 for residents (non-commercial) with vehicles capacity of less than 2,000 lbs. or trailers no more than 160 cubic ft. No larger capacities will be accepted.
  • Tire fee effective January 2022
    • Car $5.00 each
    • Tractor trailer $10.00 each
    • Oversized, off-road $100.00 each
    • NOTE tires with rim fee doubles
    • Individual small tires such as bicycle, motorcycle or small utility trailer tire are free of charge.
  • Mattress or box spring - free unless they are not recyclable due to severe soiling
  • Appliance coupon - $25.00 (anything that normally contains refrigerant)
  • Compost "Earth Machine" Bin, - $45.00 each
  • Dog license - $6.00 each dog, annually, rabies certificate required
  • Rhode Island Department of Health Marriage Worksheet
  • Certified vital record (walk-in) - $22.00 first copy, $18.00 each additional copy.  
  •              application form Marriage   application form Death  application form Birth  
  • Certified vital record (mail-in or on-line option) - $25.00 first copy, $18.00 each additional copy.
  •  One-Day Marriage Officiant Certification Program -State of Rhode Island
  • Land Evidence recordings fees – contact the Clerk’s Office, Tel: 401-635-4400
  •      Land Evidence Records  can be accessed through this link  
               Land Evidence Recording (IQS) - Fraud Alert System to notify property owners of new transactions

  • Probate filing fee’s – minimum $34.00, advertising rates $52.50 each set of ads, as of Feb. 1 (for more details contact the Clerk’s Office, Tel: 401-635-4400)
  • Fishing or Hunting Licenses are no longer issued by this office. You can purchase your license on-line at
  • Photocopies – land evidence deeds $1.50 per page; private copies $.25 each page; public records $.15 each page
  • Registry of Trade Name - $10.00, onetime fee.

The Town Clerk is elected every two years at the general election in November. The Town Clerk’s duties and responsibilities are set by the Town Charter and by state law.

Town Hall
40 Commons; P.O. Box 226
Little Compton, RI 02837

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