Role of the Town Clerk's Office

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The office of the Town Clerk is the oldest in American History. It was created with the landing of the early settlers in America and serves as a direct link between the citizens of the community and their government. The Connecticut General Statutes charge the Town Clerk with hundreds of functions.  Responsibilites include: custodian of official public records (land records, vital statistics, Board & Commission agendas and minutes, election results); communicator of public policy; organizer of public business; recorder of the community’s history, performer of many varied tasks that assist in the smooth operation of local governance.

We provide information on all property sales and transfers to the Assessor and Tax Collector.   Absentee and presidential ballots and marriage, sports and dog licenses are issued by this office.  Photocopies of agendas, minutes, land records and maps are available for a fee as are certified copies of birth, death, marriage and veteran discharge records.  Duties also include processing all town notary appointments, appointment of unaffiliated Justices of the Peace, and accept for filing lawsuits and claims.  As election officials, the Town Clerk and staff may accept voter registrations in the absence of the Registrars of Voters.

The office and land records vault are used daily by title searchers, attorneys, bankers, appraisers, civil engineers, surveyors, real estate agents and the general public.