TOWN CLERK & REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS

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ONLINE LAND RECORDS UPDATE-January 19, 2023: 

COTT Systems has partially restored the availability of online land records via "RecordHub."     Note, Branford's public land record search computers in our office continue to be operable for title searches during this outage (no appointment necessary.)  Your patience and understanding over the past three weeks as been most appreciated.  ~Thank you~

eRECORDING:  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.