761 Old Main Street
The Town Clerk is a full-time official appointed by the Town Council. 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. The Town Clerk's staff consists of an Assistant Town Clerk and an Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics. The Connecticut General Statutes, the Town Charter and local ordinances govern this office. Municipal services represent direct services to the public, and intergovernmental services represent indirect and internal services. The Town Clerk's office works closely with the Town Manager's Office, the Office of the Secretary of the State, State Health Department, State Tax Commissioner and State Public Records Administrator.
Municipal services are divided into six categories:
Recording and filing of 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. During the past year, the Town Clerk's Office has computerized over 5000 maps recorded in the office allowing for easier access by the public. In addition, a document restoration program has been started, which when completed, will have preserved all of the Town's oldest land records.
Maintains records of births, marriages and deaths, issues marriage licenses, burial and cremation permits, 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, liquor licenses and notaries.
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Administers oath of office to members of boards and commissions, administers oath to new voters, distribution of information to vendors, media, Town
departments and the general public, including serving as the main information number for the Town Hall.
Request for Public Records
Answers in a timely fashion, and provides certified and non-certified copies of minutes, land records, reports, business listings, dog listings, elected/appointed
officials, etc. The other area of responsibility is intergovernmental services, which can be categorized as follows:
Town elections, primaries and referendums, legal notices relative to elections, review finance statements; prepare and print ballots for elections; prepare and
distribute election material for the polls, resolve election/voter problems, instruct poll workers, checks tabulations and records of all election documents and
results. Certifies nomination papers and petitions.
Reviews and evaluates office procedures; measures the efficiency of methods used to deliver services; prepares the department's annual report; submits
monthly reports on vital statistics, licenses; etc. Establishes department goals, assigns and supervises tasks; keeps staff informed of changes in the law; solicit & implement staff suggestions to better serve the public. Budget preparation & administration.