City/Town Clerk

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.

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Contact Us

City Clerk
Michael B. Smart

(203) 946-8349

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.