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About our Office

We take custody of and processes all public documents, including claims and garnishment suites against the City.

Our office records and processes land records such as mortgages, releases, quit claims, liens, etc. We record all notaries and justices of the peace, as well as process dog licenses, liquor permits and trade name certificates. 

The City/Town Clerk complies and maintains the Board of Alderperson’s’ legislation and oversee the codification of all legislation enacted to the City’s Code of Ordinances as well as the Zoning Ordinances.

We also prepare and distributes absentee ballots for primaries and elections and file all city contracts, tax liens, sewer liens. Finally, we record the Mayor’s appointments to the City’s Boards and Commissions.

The complete text of the Code of General Ordinances or the New Haven Zoning Code for the City of New Haven is available now.

Latest News

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SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

July 16, 2020 


  • Currently, Hall of Records building, 200 Orange Street, is CLOSED to the public. In-person absentee voting is NOT available at this time. The building re-open date is to be determined.
  • For the August 11th Presidential/State Primary, Secretary of State of Conn. (SOTS) will be mailing Absentee ballot applications to ALL registered voters within the Democratic and Republican parties only.
  • Absentee ballot applications are also available on our webpage under “Election Information” or Secretary of State (SOTS) website.
  • Overseas ballots are available only through the City Clerk office.
  • Notice of Primary will be available on our webpage under “Election Information” after July 7th.
  • Absentee ballots become available July 21, 2020. Please find key Election dates by clicking the election calendar link under “Election information”.

WE WILL KEEP POSTING ANY FURTHER UPDATES.

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SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

July 16, 2020 

SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

• State of Connecticut official Absentee Ballot mailboxes 1 & 2 (white & yellow boxes w/official state seal) are installed in both front entrances at Hall of Records building, 200 Orange St. curbside.

• You may also drop your Absentee Ballot application in the Absentee Ballot mailboxes. Mailboxes will be checked regularly.

• Absentee Ballots will be mailed out by the mail house beginning Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

• Please find key election information located here. See Absentee Ballot Primary Sample ballots.


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Contact Us

City Clerk
Michael B. Smart
E-mail

Phone
(203) 946-8349

Address
200 Orange Street Room 202
New Haven, CT 06510

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recording Hours
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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