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 provides services including, but not limited to the following:

  • Public Records and Recording Officer
    • Post notices and provide access to all public records
    • Maintain complex filing and recording systems
    • Land records-file, assess fees, index, scan and check for accuracy
    • Accept Claims for Damages filed against the Town (Claim Procedure)
  • Registrar of Vital Statistics
    • Register all vital events occurring within the community-birth, marriage, death
  • Licensing Officer
    • Issue state licenses and permits, burial and cremation permits, sports licenses and dog licenses
  • Election Officer
    • Prepare ballot
    • Overseas absentee ballot process
  • Public Information Officer
    • "Doorway to local government"
    • Responsible for administering over 600 State Statutes
    • Assist public in locating all recorded information
    • Direct numerous inquiries to proper departments

Staff Commitment

The staff is committed to:

  • 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