Town Clerk

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Welcome to the Office of Town Clerk, one of the oldest in government.  The Town Clerk’s office is responsible for the safekeeping of Town Records and serves in the role as custodian of public records.

The Town Clerk is responsible for the safekeeping, filing and recording of Town Records which include land documents, Town Ordinances, Trade Name Certificates, Notary Public Appointments, Liquor Licenses and Military discharges.  The Town Clerk also registers voters and provides election materials; Justices of the Peace; administers a preservation program for town records; receives and files commission memberships, meetings, minutes, notices and schedules; renews and issues dog licenses; renews and issues sportsmen's licenses and distributes permits, applications, stamps and guides for sportsmen; publishes legal notices; researches and responds to an array of numerous public concerns; collects, deposits and accounts for Town Clerk fees; directs and educates the general public to the appropriate department.

The Town Clerk is also the Registrar of Vital Statistics.  Those responsibilities include recording and maintaining vital records as prescribed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.

It is the goal of our office to provide courteous and efficient services to our residents and taxpayers.  Please visit us on our web site, or we look forward to meeting you and assisting you in person.

Nancy Eldridge
Town Clerk



  • Individuals getting married in Connecticut must obtain their marriage license no more than 65 days before their wedding from the Town Clerk’s office in the town where the wedding is to take place.

  • Both the bride and groom must apply in person for the license and bring valid IDs (license or passport).

  • The current fee a marriage license is $30 but the fee will increase effective July 1, 2018 to $50. This office accepts cash or check only for payment.

  • The fee for certified copies of the marriage license is $20.

  • Please call to make an appointment for your marriage license.

  • It takes about twenty minutes to process the marriage license so please plan on arriving at least thirty minutes before the office closes.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Nancy E. Eldridge Town Clerk (860) 485-9613
Colleen Slason Assistant Town Clerk 860-485-9613
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