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The office of the Town Clerk operates in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes, Town Charter and Code of Ordinances. The office interacts with State departments and agencies, records documents, maintains and preserves permanent and historical records, and responds to inquiries from the public. The office assumes an official role in the election process, issues various licenses and permits, updates the Code of Ordinances, and acts as Registrar of Vital Statistics.





The Town Clerk’s office reminds local unaffiliated voters interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace that the application period is from August 1, 2016 until November 1, 2016.

The Town of Newington has 45 Justices of the Peace.  The Democratic and Republican parties endorse 15 candidates each.  The remaining 15 positions are reserved for registered voters who are not enrolled in a major political party.  These Justices are appointed by the Town Clerk.

The appointment process begins with an application to the Town Clerk which can be filed on or after August 1st and is due on or before November 1st.  To qualify, an applicant must be a Newington registered voter not enrolled in a major political party since May 1, 2016.

Incumbent unaffiliated Justices will be reappointed during November if an application is received by this office during the allotted timeframe and if the Justice has not been enrolled in a major political party since 5/1/16.

If on November first the number of applications for Justice of the Peace filed with the Town Clerk exceeds the number of Justices of the Peace allowed by State Statute, there will be a public lottery.

Anyone interested in becoming a Newington Justice of the Peace who is not enrolled in a major political party is encouraged to contact the Town Clerk’s office at 860-665-8545 to obtain an application and instructions.

Justices of the Peace perform marriages, administer oaths, and take acknowledgements and depositions.  The four year term of office begins January 2, 2017 and ends on January 4, 2021.

ED-622JP--Justice of the Peace, Application for Appointment--Rev.4/12






  • Maintain an environment attentive to the highest degree of customer service.
  • Provide thorough and timely information with courtesy and respect for our customers.
  • Process, maintain and update all records and documents in a timely manner to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws.
  • Certify the integrity and longevity of all the documents entrusted to our care.
  • Guarantee that the Town has accurate and accessible data for future generations.