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Covid-19 Procedure for Services

Update May 24, 2021:  COVID-19 availability of services from The Town Clerk's Office:

Town Hall is open for in-person service assistance 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. We continue to encourage use of hand sanitizer stations, and guests are asked to continue to please wear a mask or face covering while in the building. We will continue to provide convenient use of the drop box in the lobby of Town Hall, and many services may be transacted via U.S. Mail if you prefer. See below for further details, and thank you for your patience as we continue to professionally serve your needs. Enjoy a safe and healthy summer! ~ Lisa Arpin

Funeral Directors:

To file death certificates:  In-Person or by mail to PO Box 150 Branford CT 06405 or place in the drop box in the lobby of Town Hall at 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT.  Drop box or mail-in requests for certified copies will be fulfilled and mailed 24 to 48 hours after receipt of the request.  Please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for mailing.

Branford’s Sub-Registrar:  John and Jeffrey Klarman at W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford CT  06405   (203) 488-3414.

Getting Married?

Marriage licenses for couples being married in Branford are processed by appointment after the marriage license worksheet is completed and emailed to TLane@branford-ct.gov.  Click here for a list of Justices of the Peace (marriage officiants.)  Call (203) 315-0678 for further instructions.

Land Records Online searches & How-to instructions for first-time online users.  Recordings for the general public, attorneys, submitters,  lenders and servicers may be made in-person 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or you may mail recordings to PO Box 150, Branford, CT  06405 or you may place them in the Town Hall lobby drop box. Include a phone number and email address so we may provide you the recording receipt.  For in-person records searches for records prior to 1991 please call (203) 315-0678 for an appointment.

Shellfish Permits

Free for Seniors 65 and over Handled in-person, or email/mail a photo of your driver’s license with current address and we will mail your new permit promptly.

For Branford residents ages 16-64:  In-Person or mail a $5.00 check payable to “Branford Town Clerk” with a copy of your driver’s license and a self-addressed envelope for permit to be mailed.

Fishing and Hunting Licenses:   No longer available at the Town Clerk’s office as of June, 2019.  Renew online through the State portal.

Trade Name Certificates:  Deliver in-person or mail completed/notarized form with $10 check for recording fee.  If you require a certified copy to be returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and an additional $3.

Liquor Permits:  Copies of permits are filed in-person in the town clerk's office.  The fee is $20.00 by cash or check payable to "Branford Town Clerk."

Notary Public:  Record your notary public commission in-person during regular office hours.  If you need notary public services, please call (203) 315-0633 for an appointment.

Dog Licenses:  All dog owners have been mailed a dog licensing renewal reminder, including a self-addressed remittance envelope for your mailing or drop box renewal convenience.  Current licenses are valid through July 1st.  New licensing begins June 1st.  Complete this form and follow Special COVID-19 instructions or call for further instructions on licensing a new dog.  You may also license in-person at Town Hall during office hours.  Please show a current rabies vaccination certificate.

Last Updated: Tue, 05/25/2021 - 8:41am