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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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City of New Haven Announces 2021 Citywide Property Revaluation

December 30, 2020 

December 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The City of New Haven Tax Assessor and Vision Government Solutions have been contracted to complete the 2021 Citywide property revaluation and are in the process of sending letters to City property owners. The 2021 Revaluation, effective October 1, 2021, will be reflected on the property tax bills due July 1, 2022 (first installment), and on January 1, 2023 (second installment).

To ensure public confidence, property owners must play an active and important role in monitoring the quality of the data that is to be used as the basis of the Revaluation. Certain information concerning your property has been compiled from the existing Town Records and property inspections.

Please click VIEW PDF to read this announcement.

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SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

October 9, 2020 

If any eligible voter has received an absentee ballot with any ballot errors or incorrect districts, can directly call the general City Clerk’s office phone line (203) 946-8349.

Any and all staff will be able to assist you with having your ballot corrected within 24 hours.

Sorry for any inconvenience during this unprecedented General Election.

Thank you for your cooperation.

WE WILL KEEP POSTING ANY FURTHER UPDATES.

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SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

August 27, 2020 

• WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE voters to use either of the TWO (2) State of Connecticut official Absentee Ballot mailboxes (white & yellow with official state seal), which are installed in front of both entrances at Hall of Records, 200 Orange Street. Please utilize boxes for absentee applications and ballots.

• The Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State will be sending out applications for absentee ballots to all eligible (active, registered) voters on a rolling basis between Tuesday September 8th and Friday September 11th. If you have not received an application by September 18th, please use the link to print or call to request an application- CLICK HERE

Absentee ballot applications are also available on our webpage under “Election Information” or Secretary of State (SOTS) website.

• List of official General Election candidates will be available after September 15th, and Absentee ballots become available October 2, 2020.

• The City Clerk’s staff is working very hard to accommodate all requests and phone calls, we ask that you be patient during this upcoming election season.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Contact Us

City Clerk
Michael B. Smart
E-mail

Phone
(203) 946-8339

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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