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Town Clerk

Responsibilities

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for a variety of municipal and intergovernmental services and maintains daily records of a variety of transactions conducted through the office. It is this office's duty to maintain and protect public records and to ensure public access to those records. We are here to help you.

Land Record Search

 

Services

The services conducted by the Town Clerk include:

Recordings

 

  • Record all deeds relating to the land records in the Town of Bethel
  • Record and preserve all Town of Bethel board and commission agendas, legal notices and minutes
    Note: Land Record Recordings are accepted until
              Monday - Wednesday: 4:00 PM
              Thursday: 5:30 PM
              Friday: 11:30 AM

 

Vital Records

  • Record all certificates of birth, marriage, and death
  • Issue marriage licenses, burial permits and certified copies of all vital records

 

Certified Notary Public with the State of Connecticut

  • Notarize documents for the general public
  • Give oaths of office to all new and renewing Connecticut State Notary Publics and keep a record of the same
  • Notary Public services are available for general documents. We *WILL NOT*
    notarize Wills, Estate Documents, Powers of Attorney, or Land Records
    located within the Town of Bethel.
  • The fee per notary signature is $5.00 each cash or check only.
  • There is a limit of *3* documents
    Should you need the above refused documents notarized or are looking for an alternative please call the following for an appointment:
    Notary Public Alternatives:
    Dick Godfrey- 203-240-5420
    Chevz Nelson- 203-826-5840
    Joanna M. Horodyska- 203-252-4671
    Synthia Steinacher - 203-794-6530

     


Voter Registration

  • Register voters in absence of the Registrar of Voters
  • Issue voter identification cards
  • Record campaign finance statements, nomination papers, referenda and other petitions

 

Town Charter

  • Publish and keep updated all changes in the Bethel Town Charter and Code
  • Assist the general public in interpreting the same

 

Licenses

  • Issue sportsmen's licenses, keep a record of the same and remit it monthly to the State of CT
  • Trade Name Certificates issued and kept current from 1935 through the present
  • Issue dog licenses
  • Collect and file current rabies certificates