Departments & Divisions

  • Animal Shelter Division
    Visit the shelter, adopt an animal and learn about registering your pet.
  • Arts, Culture & Tourism Division
    Information on filming in the city, public artwork, cultural development and events.
  • Assessor’s Office
    Discover real estate and property values, apply for tax exemptions, learn important tax info and see the annual mill rate.
  • Board of Alders
    Meet the leaders of New Haven, find out who your Alder person is, when they meet and how to get involved in your neighborhood.
  • Board of Education
    View a list of schools in New Haven and learn about the Board of Education.
  • Boards & Commissions
    See New Haven's 45 Boards & Commissions, download the application form, find past meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Chief Administrator's Office
    View the city infrastructure and assets inventory, link to public safety departments and learn about the agencies overseen by CAO.
  • City Plan
    Find zoning information, ordinances, plans, projects, maps and regulations for developing in New Haven.
  • City/ Town Clerk
    Meet the city clerk, download specific forms and applications and find out election information.
  • Commission on Equal Opportunities
    Monitor contract compliance by city agencies, contractors and vendors with the City's equal employment/affirmative action policies.
  • Community Services Administration
    Learn city programs and initiatives focusing on the health and well being of its residents.
  • Corporation Counsel
    Contact the chief legal advisor of and the attorney for the City and all City officers and departments.
  • Disability Services
    Resources, information, and ADA employment policies for people with disabilities.
  • Economic Development Administration
    Understand New Haven's growing economy, real estate development, industries and opportunities for doing business here.
  • Elderly Services
    Find a Senior Center and learn about the programs and activities available to those 55 and over.
  • Engineering
    Find city construction and lighting standards, print maps and documents and get a site plan review.
  • Fair Rent Commission
    File or check on the status of a complaint against a landlord for various rent-related issues.
  • Finance
    Information on pensions, payroll, budgets, accounting and all other transactions from the city's controller.
  • Fire
    Take a look into the NHFD! Learn how they work, find a fire station, contact the Fire Marshal for an inspection or apply for a job as a firefighter.
  • Food System and Policy Division
    Information on where to access food, register a food business, attend a cooking class or purchase locally grown fresh produce.
  • Health
    Learn about City’s Health Clinic, health programs, request an health inspection, and find latest health initiatives
  • Human Resources
    Find all things pertaining to employment with the city. Search through forms, union contracts, job openings, retirement and medical benefits.
  • Information Technology Division
    Connect with the City's IT staff for all questions regarding technology within the City offices.
  • Livable City Initiative
    Learn about LCI's mission to improve our neighborhoods through thoughtful planning and development, housing code enforcement & property maintenance.
  • Mayor's Office
    Keep up with Mayor Justin Elicker and his team. Discover initiatives, read speeches and press releases from past events and meet your elected officials.
  • Office of Building Inspection & Enforcement
    Apply for all types of construction permits and vending licenses, research historical significance of building throughout New Haven and more!
  • Office of Business Development
    Local companies, business owners, and entrepreneurs can navigate and tap into the many local, regional, state, and federal resources available for business assistance.
  • Office of Emergency Management
    Important phone numbers, addresses, resources and information for emergency situations.
  • Parks, Recreation & Trees
    Find parks, trails, facilities and programs, rent pavilions, plazas and fields. Discover exciting events happening in parks around you.
  • Police
    Learn about community policing, Police Athletic League (PAL), and other programs and initiatives. Find Wanted Persons.
  • Port Authority
    Pay docking fees, locate terminals, read studies and more.
  • Prison Reentry Department
    Prison re-entry services - get help finding a job, apply for a pardon, restore your voting rights and get an Elm City ID card
  • Public Library
    Home of New Haven Free Public Library! Find locations and important information here.
  • Public Safety Communications
    Sign up for Citizen Alert Notifications
  • Public Works
    Find your trash pick up day, schedule bulk trash pickups, report an issue, see important dates and more.
  • Purchasing Division
    Find bid opportunities, respond to RFP, see current solicitations and learn the process of doing business with the city.
  • Registrar of Voters
    Register to Vote and find important information regarding elections in the City.
  • Small Contractor Development Program Division
    Fill out an application, read the ordinances and learn about the program and opportunities to do business with the City.
  • Social Services Division
    Get connected to programs and social services. Locate the Opportunity and Financial Empowerment Centers.
  • Tax Collector Division
    Pay your taxes online, submit tax-related forms and receive important information about property taxes.
  • Transportation, Traffic & Parking
    Pay parking tickets, find parking garages and bike routes and learn about programs and initiatives around the City.
  • Vital Statistics Division
    Obtain birth/death certificates, marriage licenses and legally change your name
  • Youth Services
    Enroll in programs, learn about work and grant opportunities and find exciting events happening near you.