TOWN CLERK & REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS

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ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION...  

COVID-19 continues to be one of the qualifying reasons for voting via absentee ballot.  Registered voters may request an application from the office by calling (203) 315-0678, or click here to print the application.  Absentee ballots will begin mailing on Friday, October 1, 2021.  Please utilize the convenient and secure election drop box outside of Town Hall for completed absentee ballot applications and voted absentee ballots.  For those voting in-person polling hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

August 20, 2021--Branford is now e-Recording Land Records!

Lisa E. Arpin CMC, Town Clerk is excited to announce the Branford Town Clerk's office has implemented eRecording capabilities allowing land record documents to be submitted electronically - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year!

eRecording increases service to all interested parties, improves information flow, and eliminates the packaging and delivery costs associated with recording paper documents.  The ability to eRecord reduces delays, saves time, and reduces costs by eliminating the need for an express courier, or a trip to the Town Clerk's office to submit documents.  We work in partnership with Cott Systems, our land records software solutions provider and the following eRecording delivery agents:  Simplifile, CSC, Indecomm and ePN.  (At this time, transactions requiring an OP-236 State Conveyance Tax Form and payment cannot be accepted via eRecording.)

TOWN CLERK DUTIES:

The Town Clerk is responsible for recording, filing, securing all land records and vital statistics, and maintaining document preservation.  It is responsibility of the Town Clerk to collect all municipal fees and state conveyance taxes with property transfers.

The Town Clerk’s purview over vital statistics includes issuing marriage licenses and recording both birth and death certificates.  The office also issues local shellfish permits, dog licenses, and business name registration.

 

By state statute, the Town Clerk is also responsible for the administration and direction of all elections and referenda.  In this regard, town residents may register to vote through the Clerk’s office, as well as through the Registrar of Voters.

 

The Town Clerk offers Notary Public services, is an ex-officio member of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Branford’s legislative body by town charter, and also serves as clerk to the Board of Finance.  The Town Clerk and staff are members of the New Haven County Town Clerks Association (NHCTCA), Connecticut Town Clerks Association (CTCA), New England Association of City & Town Clerks (NEACTC) and International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).

PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTED METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE VIA CASH OR CHECK ONLY. NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance News Release - 3/31/2021

Dog Licensing News Release - January, 2021

Winners of our 2020 Dog Licensing Poster Contest:  Alexandra, Grade 2 and Halle, Grade 5.  Congratulations and thank you to all participants!