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Town Clerk’s Office FAQ


Office Hours

Town Hall is now open.  Many services are available online.

8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday 
After hours by appointment only until 7pm

Phone: 860-349-3453
Email: kgarvis@townofdurhamct.org -Town Clerk
ncharest@townofdurhamct.org - Assistant Town Clerk
agendaminutes@townofdurhamct.org -submission of agendas or minutes



Land Recordings: can be mailed in, or delivered in person.  You can view land records online here by selecting "search records as guest"
Vital Record Copies:  certified copies of births, deaths and marriages may be requested online at https://durhamct.permitium.com/rod
Hunting/Fishing Licenses:  purchase online at:  https://ct.aspirafocus.com/internetsales  or at the Durham Town Clerk's office.
Notary Services:  Available in the Town Clerk's office, Building Department and Library.  You may also contact your bank for notary services.
Dog Licenses:  The online portal is available June 1st to August 31st only, for dogs licensed the previous year.  Renewals may also be mailed in with current rabies certificate and payment. Current fees are: $19.00 for unaltered dog, $8.00 for altered dog. Late fees begin in July ($1.00 per month, per dog after June 30th).
Marriage License:  The application is available online here.  Both parties must appear in person to receive the oath, sign the license and to present I.D. and payment.
Elections/ Primaries: see information, including absentee ballot applications at: https://www.townofdurhamct.org/Election-information 

Call the office anytime if you have questions or need additional assistance:  860-349-3453

Is the Town Clerk’s office open late?

After hours, by appointment only until 7pm Monday-Friday.


How do I obtain information on a property in Durham?

The Town of Durham website has information under “Assessment Information” about all parcels of land in the town. From this site you can print the “field card” and “assessor maps.” The field card is a summary of information on each property. The Volume and Page of the deed is noted on the field card. 

Durham Land records (1947 to present) are available online at: https://www.searchiqs.com/ctdur/Login.aspx . You can view land records and maps free of charge.  Copies are $1.50 per page. 


Where do I get a dog license and do I need one every year?

You obtain the dog license from the Town Clerk’s office. You must provide paperwork from the vet showing, 1) rabies expiration date, and, 2) spaying or neutering, and complete an application for new dogs

Mail information, payment and self-addressed stamped envelope to:  Town Clerk, P. O. Box 428, Durham, CT 06422.  Current fee for altered dog is $8.00, fee for unaltered dog is $19.00. 

Per Connecticut law dogs must be licensed every year in June.  Licenses are effective July 1st, therefore, rabies information must have a date of at least July 1st when licensing in June.  For every month after June there is a $1.00 late fee added per dog, per month. 

How do I obtain a Marriage License and what is the fee?

You must apply for a marriage license from the town clerk in the town you are to be married in. The marriage license costs $50.00. Both parties must come in person and have proof of identity (driver’s license etc.)  Marriage Application

Is there a Notary in Town Hall and is there a fee?

There is a notary in the Town Clerk’s office, Building department and Library. There is no fee for Durham residents and a $5.00 fee for non-residents. Town Clerk Office will not notarize a  Last Will and Testament, I9 forms, or anything to be filed on the Durham Land Records

What is the Post Office phone number in Durham?

(860) 349-3350

When is the Durham Fair?

The Durham Fair is always the last FULL weekend in September.