About the Office of the Town Clerk

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The office of Town Clerk is one of the oldest in government and is in charge of the Town's record management system. In Washington, Connecticut, the Town Clerk is elected for a term of four years and is responsible to faithfully record that which, by law, is required and preserve that which must be entrusted to the Town Clerk's office in accordance with sound practices.

Services performed in the Town Clerk's office include receiving and recording land documents; administering a preservation program for town records; recording veteran discharges (tax relief); registering voters and providing election materials; receiving and filing commission memberships, meetings, minutes, notices and schedules; registering, renewing and issuing dog licenses; registering, renewing and issuing sportsmen's licenses and distributing permits, applications, stamps and guides for sportsmen; publishing legal notices; researching and responding to an array of numerous public concerns; collecting, depositing and accounting Town Clerk fees; directing and educating the general public to the appropriate department. The Town Clerk's office is also the tourism center and welcome wagon rolled into one.

The Town Clerk handles voter registration. You may also register to vote by mail -- see the Connecticut Mail-In Voter Registration Form

The Town Clerk administers Absentee Ballots.

The Town Clerk issues the following permits and licenses (see our forms page for all others):

  • Birth Records
  • Death Records
  • Dog Licenses
  • Fishing & Hunting Licenses
  • Land Records
  • Liquor Permits
  • Marriage Licenses