Town Clerk
The Town Clerk's Office is the first point of access to the town government for most Killingworth residents. We act as the liaison between residents and the town's government agencies, boards, and commissions. The Town Clerk is also the keeper of Killingworth's public records, including
  • Birth, Death , and Marriage certificates
  • Land Records including Deeds and maps (survey/ subdivision)
  • Veteran Discharge Papers (DD214's)
  • Board and commission agendas and minutes
  • Town Charter
  • Ordinances and Special Acts
Please see us for
  • Voter registration and absentee ballots for all elections and referenda
  • Marriage licenses
  • Dog licenses
  • Hunting and fishing licenses and guides
  • Change of Name Certificates
  • Notary Public Applications/Filing/ Certifying
  • Trade Name Certificates
  • Liquor permits
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Freedom of Information Act requests
If we cannot answer a question directly, we will point you in the right direction and help you find an answer.

Over fifty years ago, William Bennett Munro, an eminent political science professor, wrote, "No other office in municipal service has so many contacts. It services the mayor, the city council, the city manager, and all other administrative departments without exception. All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information. Its work is not spectacular, but it demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of patience. The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration this office pulls together." In Killingworth, his words are as true today as they were then.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to license my dog? If so, how and when?
A. Dog licenses can be renewed either in person, or by mail during the month of June, and the license is valid July 1 through June 30. State law requires all dogs to be licensed by the Town Clerk's Office by six months of age. Owners must present proof that the dog has an up-to-date rabies vaccination and supporting documentation if the animal has been spayed or neutered. The fee for the license is $8.00 if spayed/neutered or $19.00 if intact. There is a $1.00 monthly late fee.

Q. I will be out of town on election/referendum day. How can I get an absentee ballot?
A. Connecticut law does not allow absentee voting by choice or early voting, but absentee ballots are available for specific reasons. You can download an application here or pick one up in the Town Clerk's Office. The application must be completed and returned to the Town Clerk's office before a ballot can be issued. Please check with us for specific dates of availability before elections.

Q. How do I get a marriage license?
A. A marriage license must be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office of the town in which the ceremony will take place. Both parties to the marriage must appear in person, with photo identification, and complete a Marriage License worksheet. The fee for a marriage license is $50.00, and the license is valid for 65 days.

A certified copy of a recorded marriage certificate is available for a cost of $20.00 from the Town Clerk's Office of the town where the wedding took place or the town of residence at the time of the ceremony. (Request for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate)

Q. How do I get a copy of my or my child's birth certificate?
A. A certified copy of a birth certificate is available to eligible parties of at least eighteen years of age, with valid identification, in the Town Clerk's Office of the town in which the birth occurred or the town in which the mother resided at the time of the birth. (Request for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate) If the request is made by mail, a copy of the applicant's current photo identification must be attached. The cost of a full-sized certified copy is $20.00; a wallet-sized certified copy is $15.00.
Town of Killingworth
323 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
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