Town Clerk

Phone:
(860) 567-7561
Fax:
Town Hall
74 West Street
P.O. Box 488
Litchfield
,
CT
06759
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm

About

Until further notice the Town Clerk’s Office will be open to the public for official and emergency business by  appointment only by calling the office between 9:30a am and 4:00 pm.  Please note the following information:

Land Records:  Grantor/Grantee indexes for the Town of Litchfield land recordings are searchable on-line via www.uslandrecords.com dating back to 11/25/1981.  Documents may be viewed free of charge.  Printing fees do apply.  We respectfully ask that title searchers do as much work as possible on-line prior to calling the office for access to earlier records.  Access to paper records in the vault is restricted. We will do our best to assist you. Only one person will be allowed in the office at a time. Call for an appointment.

Recordings: When possible please mail your recording(s) to us at PO Box 488, or 74 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759 for the Town of Litchfield only – NO COUNTY RECORDING IN CT.  If needed, call in advance at 860-567-7561.

Sportsman’s Licenses:  Governor Lamont has opened the fishing season beginning immediately.  All licensing and permit requirements do apply.  They may be obtained on-line at www.ct.gov/deep.  If you do not have a printer there is an option to save an electronic version of the sporting license to your smart phone.  If you do not have access to a printer we will print and mail a copy of your license to you once payment has been made via the on-line option.

Vital Records:  Copies of birth, marriages and death certificates will be processed through the mail only.  Click here for a copy of the request form and instructions.

Filing of Death Certificates:  Funeral Directors, please call the office for appointment prior to coming to Town Hall and we will meet you outside, process and return certificates and permits to you as directed.  860-567-7561.

Dog Licenses:  This is considered low priority and we respectfully request that this wait until we have resumed normal operations.

Notary Public Service:  This service is suspended until we have resumed normal operations.

Marriage Licenses:  Please call the office to discuss.  860-567-7561

Absentee Ballots: 

Agendas and Minutes are still available on our town website at townoflitchfield.org.

All Other Concerns please email us at townclerk@townoflitchfield.org or call 860-567-7561.  We will assist you as best as we can.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this crisis together.  Stay safe and be well.

Lisa A. Losee, Town Clerk

The office of the Town Clerk is one of the oldest positions in government and the duties and responsibilities are vast and numerous. In this office all records of the town are faithfully recorded, filed, maintained and preserved in accordance with State Statute. This includes all land records; maps and surveys; vital records such as births, deaths, marriages and burial records; military discharges; election results; town ordinances; committee and commission memberships, meeting schedules, notices and minutes; trade name certificates; liquor licenses; and notary appointments, to name a few. Many of our records go back to the 1700 and 1800’s and most records are available to the public during regular business hours.

In addition to being the official records keeper the Town Clerk is the keeper of the Town Seal; administering oaths, witnessing signatures and affixing the town seal to all official town documents. The Town Clerk serves as Registrar of Vital Statistics, an elections officer responsible for the ordering of election supplies, the issuing and accounting of all absentee ballots & the certification of election results; and as an agent of the State of Connecticut. Other duties include, but are not limited to, the collection of real estate conveyance tax, open space penalties and ZBA fees; issuing marriage licenses and certified copies of vital records; appointing unaffiliated JP’s; the annual registration of dogs; the sale of sportsmen’s licenses; and the assistance with voter registration. In the Town of Litchfield the Clerk’s office is the official posting place for agendas and legal notices. Pistol permit applications are found here. Landfill permits and tickets are available here. It is where Sandy Beach passes are issued and town ornaments are sold.

The Town Clerk’s office is a source of information for the public, visitors and residents alike. Inquiries are made, questions are answered, research is conducted, and genealogical puzzles are solved. We welcome every opportunity to serve the public.

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FAQs

How do I get my passport?
Passports are no longer being issued through the Probate Court.  Contact the US Postal Service for information regarding Passports.

Staff & Contacts

Lisa A. Losee, CCTC
Town Clerk & Registrar of Vital Statistics
Term:
Jan 21, 2018
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Jan 3, 2022
L. Robyn Ryle
Assistant Town Clerk & Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics
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Staff & Contacts

Lisa A. Losee, CCTC
Town Clerk & Registrar of Vital Statistics
L. Robyn Ryle
Assistant Town Clerk & Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics

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