The Stamford Town Clerk

All democratic forms of government, since the oldest times, have included a position as Town Clerk. One of its core purposes continues to be to safeguard the integrity of governmental processes. The various duties and function of the Town Clerk are defined by Connecticut State Statutes and the City Charter.

City of Stamford sealThe Town Clerk’s office sits at the nexus between State and City government and the public: all major life events, birth, marriage and death, are recorded here, as well as the sale, re-financing or foreclosure of a home. The minutes and agendas of all board and commissions in city government are deposited here; new businesses register their trade names, and liquor permits are issued via this office. The Town Clerk also plays an important role during elections.

The Town Clerk is the keeper of the city seal, a metaphor for the role as guardian of the historical records. The recently installed innovative recording system gives the public more efficient access to many of the documents that are in our custody.

The Town Clerk of Stamford is elected for a four-year term.