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Covid-19 Procedure for Services

Due to safety precautions following the Covid-19 virus, Please read below for availability of services from The Town Clerk's Office:

Town Hall has a greeter in the front lobby 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday to monitor public access and social distancing, encourage use of hand sanitizer stations, and to ensure guests are wearing a mask. We strongly encourage use of remote services when able, mailed requests or use of the drop box in the lobby of Town Hall. Please see below for special instructions, and thank you for your patience as we continue to serve your needs during this pandemic. Be safe and well! ~ 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 the same day we receive 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.

Certified copies of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificates:

Request by mail; print form from Town Clerk’s web page-certified copies will be mailed back; please provide a self-addressed envelope.  Call 203-315-0678 with questions.

Getting Married?

Marriage licenses for couples being married in Branford are processed by appointment after the marriage license worksheet is completed and emailed to  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:  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:  Please call for an appointment to file permits with the town clerk's office.

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:  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.

Last Updated: Wed, 02/17/2021 - 1:50pm