Town Clerk

Phone:
860-349-3453
x
Fax:
860-343-6733
Email:
ncharest@townofdurhamct.org
Primary Contact:
Nicole Charest
Town Hall
30 Town House Road
Durham
,
CT
06422
Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm ** **After hours by appointment only

About Town Clerk

The Durham Town Clerk's office is responsible for a variety of duties and services for the town. 


Duties:

  • Issuing and maintaining records for various licenses and permits, such as marriage licenses, liquor licenses, and peddler and solicitor licenses.
  • Filing and maintaining land records and maps 
  • Managing the town's vital records, including birth, death, and marriage certificates. 
  • Posting Agendas and Minutes for various boards and commissions
  • Serving as a resource for information on the town's laws and regulations
  • Providing Notary Services

FAQs

What services does the Town Clerk provide?


Land Recordings/Copies of Land Records
Vital Record Copies (Birth, Death, Marriage)
Hunting/Fishing Licenses
Notary Services
Dog Licenses
Marriage Licenses
Elections/ Primaries

The Town Clerk CANNOT provide any legal advice

How do I obtain information on a property in Durham?


Field Cards and information about land parcels may be found on the assessor's page. View assessment data HERE

Land Record volume and page is noted on the field card

Durham Land Records from 1947 to present are available on the Town Clerk's page. Land Records and Maps can be viewed free of charge. Copies are $2.00 a page
View Land Records online HERE

How Can I Get My Pistol Permit?

Follow the instructions on the Pistol Permit Page
Contact the First Selectman's Office with questions

How Do I Get a Hunting License?

Hunting Licenses are available online HERE or in person at the Town Clerk's Office

Is the Town Clerk’s office open late?


After hours services are available by appointment only until 7pm Monday-Friday.

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 license your dog every year in June.
Visit the Dog License page for more information

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.)
The original license will be filed in the Town Clerk's Office. You may purchase a certified copy of your license for an additional $20 fee
Marriage License Application 

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


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

How do I get my passport?

Durham Town Hall no longer offers any passport services. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for information. Please check the Department of State website for the most recent/up-to-date information.
Find a passport facility near you here: Where to Apply for a Passport Nationwide (state.gov)

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  • Meriden Post Office (190 Center Street, Meriden, CT 06450) – (203) 235 5755
  • Middletown Post Office (11 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457 – (860) 638 6977
  • Middletown Probate Court (94 Court Street, Middletown, CT 06457) – (860) 347 7424

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.

Contacts

The Town Clerk has vacant seat(s).
Interested in volunteering? See all the vacancies.

Staff

Vacancy
Dem
Rep
Ind
UNA
Assistant Town Clerk/Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics
Term:
-
Nicole Charest
Dem
Rep
Ind
UNA
Town Clerk/Registrar Vital Statistics
ncharest@townofdurhamct.org
(860) 343-6704
Term:
Jan 2024
-
Jan 2028
Agenda and Minutes Posting
Dem
Rep
Ind
UNA
For Items to be Posted
agendaminutes@townofdurhamct.org
Term:
-

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