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CITY CLERK’S OFFICE
cityclerk@meridenct.gov

Office Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:00 – 5:00 PM

Beginning Monday, August 09, 2021, City Clerk’s Office will be closed for lunch 12 PM to 1 PM. 

 

Marriage Licenses 8:30-4:30PM


Only two (2) people are allowed in the main office at a time.

Only two (2) people are allowed in the land vault at a time.

Masks must still be worn at all times in the building and its offices. If you refuse to wear a mask, you will still be assisted, but not allowed to enter the office.


DOG LICENCES 2021

Dog licensing for the new year begins June 01, 2021. Licenses will not be done in person. Please mail your license registrations and renewals. Your dog’s license and tag will be mailed to you.
We will also accept drop-offs, but with the understanding that the license(s) will still be mailed out.

LAND RECORDERS
Land Recorders still have the option to drop off documents and have the receipt emailed to them rather than waiting.

SPORTS LICENSES

Fishing & hunting licenses can be obtained online at the DEEP Website under the Permits and Licenses tab.
ct.gov/DEEP/Fishing/

Citizens Inquiry Services - The City Clerk’s Office is a liaison to the public.  On the phone or in person, the staff provides a variety of answers at all times for citizens seeking assistance.  The staff provides service to over 40,000 citizens annually, most of whom appear at the counter for assistance.  Citizen inquiry services are available and are provided to the public on a daily basis during regular working hours.

Archives - It is the responsibility of the department to formulate, implement, and maintain a system for managing public records.  The staff assures protection of and access records, reviews and disposes of obsolete records, and maintains a municipal disaster preparedness plan.  Our archives are a vital information stop for genealogists.

  • Formulate, implement, and maintain a system for managing public records
  • Information stop for genealogists
  • Protect, review, and dispose of records


Specific Records and Documents
- The staff performs a variety of functions on any given day to accommodate the general public.  All city records of public meetings must be maintained, schedules of meeting dates of local city agencies must be compiled annually, and ongoing filing and indexing of military discharges and trade name certificates must also be maintained.  The City Clerk must report all resignations, vacancies and new appointments to the Secretary of State promptly.  State conveyance tax forms and monies are mailed weekly by the staff to the Department of Revenue Services.  The City Clerk receives all claims made against the City and its agencies and forwards them to the proper department for processing.  The City Clerk also prepares and certifies voter registration cards and provides notary services.

  • Records of Public Meetings
  • Meeting Dates of Local City Agencies
  • Military Discharges
  • State Conveyance Tax Forms
  • Notary Service
  • Process Claims against the City & its agencies
  • Certifies Voter Registration Cards


If copying fee is not specified elsewhere, fee for copy of document (minutes, legal notices, etc.) shall be as follows:

  • Freedom of Information (§1-15)
  • Not exceed .50 cents per page
  • Fee for cost of transcription or printout shall not exceed actual cost thereof
  • Fee for certifying a document is $2.00


Filing Fees -
$60.00 for the first page, $5.00 each additional page.  Maps are $3.00 each.

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