Office of the Town Clerk

Hamden Government Center
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: (203) 287-7028


Town Clerk: Vera Morrison

Office hours: 8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Monday – Friday) No land record recording after 4:15 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 here in June every year.

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.

OFFICE POLICIES
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. (recording fees for land records increased from $53.00 to $60.00/page as of 12/1/2017.  All other fees remain the same.)
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 $20.00 EACH.

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Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000