158 Main Street, Level 3, Thomaston, CT 06787 Office Hours: Mon. Tues. & Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 860-283-4141 Thurs.8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 - 12:00 noon
NOW YOU CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THE TOWN LAND RECORDS 24/7 by going to the following web-site:
Rosemary Martin, Assistant Town Clerk & Carol Hoebel, Assistant Town Clerk
The Thomaston Town Clerk is an elected official with a four year term.
The Town Clerk is responsible for recording, filing and securing all land records and vital statistics. In addition to filing and recording all land records, it also is responsible for the collection of all municipal fees and state conveyance taxes with property transfers.
The Town Clerk’s purview over vital statistics includes issuing marriage licenses and recording both birth and death certificates. The office also issues state and local permits, such as dog licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, and business name registration.
By state statute, the Town Clerk is also responsible for the administration and direction of all elections and referenda. In this regard, town residents may register to vote through the Clerk’s office, as well as through the Registrar of Voters.
The Town Clerk is a notary public.
Annual Dog License Expires on June 30
All dogs, six months and older and living in the Town of Thomaston are required to have a license and rabies vaccination. Licenses expire on June 30th and must be renewed annually. Click here for more information.
Permits and Licenses
Births, deaths, marriages and civil unions that have occurred in Thomaston are filed in the Town Clerk's office, Vital Statistics Division.You can order a certified copy of a birth, death, marriage or civil union certificate for $20.00 (subject to change): Short form Birth Cert. $15.00
Photo I.D. - You must attach a photocopy of a government-issued picture I.D. to your order to receive any certificate copy whether you order in person or by mail.
Payment Options - If you order in person or by mail, you can pay by cash or check. Checks are to be made payable to THOMASTON TOWN CLERK. Mail orders must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope (#10 size).
Birth Certificates - Birth Certificates may be issued on one of the following conditions:
- By order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
- Upon written request of the person whose birth is recorded, if of age.
- Upon request of a state department or the Federal government, when approved by the state department of health.
- Upon written request of a parent or other lawful representative of such person (with proper identification).
- Children, if of legal age.
- Grandparents of minors.
Links to Applications
Land records indicate the ownership of real property within the Town. When a property transfers ownership from one entity to another, the recording of that transaction is done in this office. Mortgages, financing statements, liens, attachments, releases of mortgages, and other related documents are filed with the Land Records. To find the owner of a property where only the address is known, go to the Assessor’s office first, obtain the "Book and Page" where the transaction was recorded, then come to the Town Clerks office for a copy of that deed. Some properties may be included in a subdivision map or other survey. To see if your property has been surveyed, come to the office to look at the index to maps and surveys.
Documents for recording should be presented between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
Recording fees are $53 for the first page of any document and $5 for each additional page of that document.
Copies of deeds, mortgages, liens, etcetera, are $1 per page, with an additional $2 for certification.
Fees for recording are set by State Statute.
Copies of maps and surveys are available for $1 each when copied from Town Clerk book, for complete maps and surveys please visit the Engineering Department.
Trade Name Certificates
State Statutes require that a Trade Name Certificate be filed by anyone doing business in the Town of Branford under a "fictitious" name. Banks require a copy of a trade name certificate in order to open a business account. The charge for filing is $5, forms should be complete and notarized for recording with the Town Clerk.
Blakeslee Scholarship Application - Due March 1st, 2014