The Town Clerk is a full-time official appointed by the Town Manager. The Town Clerk also serves as Registrar of Vital Statistics. The Town Clerk's office is responsible for a variety of municipal and intergovernmental services, which include:
Records and files official documents and lists, including land and property deeds, property maps and other land record instruments, including mortgages, releases, assignments, financing statements, federal/state/municipal and water district liens.
Maintains records of births, marriages and deaths; issues marriage licenses, burial and cremation permits; as well as certified copies of vital statistics.
Records agendas and minutes of all meetings of town boards and commissions. Records discharge papers for Veterans residing in Town.
Issues licenses for dogs, hunting, fishing, pheasant stamps, vendor permits, and liquor licenses.
Administers oath of office to members of boards and commissions, administers oath to new voters, and distributes information to vendors, media, Town departments and the general public.
Request for Public Records
Provides certified and non-certified copies of minutes, land records, reports, business listings, dog listings, elected/appointed officials, etc.
Administers town clerk's duties relative to Town elections, primaries, and referendums, in accordance with requirements of the Connecticut Secretary of State's office. Prepares and publishes legal notices relative to elections, reviews finance statements, prepares and prints absentee ballots for elections. Certifies nomination papers and petitions. See the Registrar of Voters page for more information.