The Town Clerk records vital community statistics and land records, issues permits and licenses, maintains and safeguards municipal documents, and participates in the administration of local elections. Specifically, the Town Clerk:
- registers, records, maintains and issues certified copies of vital statistics, including births, deaths, burials and marriages;
- records and indexes land records, documents and maps;
- issues various licenses and permits, including ones for marriages, burials, cremations, liquor sales, trade names and dogs;
- records veteran discharge documents (DD 214);
- receives Notary Public registrations;
- records, files, maintains and ensures the safekeeping of municipal documents;
- identifies, applies for and oversees records preservation grant projects available through the Connecticut State Library;
- coordinates the codification of Town Ordinances into the Code of the Town of Lyme;
- oversees the calculation and collection of various charges, including recording, license and permit fees, and conveyance taxes; prepares appropriate fee and tax reports, and remits monies to appropriate State agencies;
- maintains a current list of justices of the peace, and manages the selection process for unaffiliated Justices of the Peace;
- files and maintains Town, Board and Commission meeting calendars, agendas and minutes;
- monitors the terms of Board and Commission members, and coordinates any necessary appointments through First Selectman’s office;
- serves as an election official by registering voters, preparing ballots and legal notices, issuing absentee ballots, certifying election results, and maintaining campaign finance and election records; and
- administers the oath of office to public officials.
The Town Clerk is often the first point of contact and referral for people visiting or calling Town Hall.
- Residents may contact the Town Clerk by phone at 860-434-7733; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or in person at Town Hall during normal office hours.
- The Town Clerk’s office hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For More Information
- For the web page of Lyme Town Hall, click here.