OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK
Vera A. Morrison, CCTC
Tel: (203) 287-7112
Assistant Town Clerks: Microfilm/Scan Operator:
Gilda Robinson, CCTC, ext. 7093 Marguerite Yacono, ext. 7097
Linda Melillo, CCTC, ext 7094 Clerk Typist:
Cindy Esposito, CCTC, ext. 7096 Joanne Cifarelli,ext. 7098
Office hours: 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
No land record recording after 4:00 p.m.
This office is often a resident's first introduction to Hamden through the recording of a land transaction for their property, filing of vital records for their family, registering as a new voter or filing a new business trade name. The family dog is licensed in June, and DEP fishing/hunting licenses are sold here.
The Town Clerk is best described as the guardian of Hamden's past, present and future as the keeper of the town permanent records. Duties include recording & processing of Hamden's land records, registering new Notary Publics, recording liquor permit applications, and recording veteran's military discharge papers.
Hamden's meeting agendas are posted in this office per Freedom of Information guidelines, and all minutes are filed for permanent public record.
As Registrar of Vital Statistics, certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates are issued. The Town Clerk is also a chief Elections Official, working closely with the Registrars of Voters. The office creates ballots for elections, maintains the complex absentee ballot system, and submits election totals on Election Day. Other duties include administration of oaths of office for elected officials, appointed guardian employees and appointed members of Hamden’s Boards & Commission.
This elected two-year office is often cast in the role of public relations officer, helping to educate the public about the workings of Town Hall.
1. NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED IN OFFICE OR IN VAULT AREA.
2. RECORDING FEES CHECKS MUST BE EXACT AMOUNT.
NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN.
3. NOTARY FEES - $5.00 per DOCUMENT.
4. LAND RECORD COPIES - $1.00 per page. FOI COPIES - $.50 per page.
5. ONLY CERTIFIED COPIES OF VITAL RECORDS CAN BE ISSUED at $5.00 EACH.
For the Town Clerk's Frequently Asked Questions click HERE.