|Joan Bielizna (D)
||155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Monday - Wednesday - 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday - 7:30am - 6:30pm
Term: 12/02/2013 - 12/01/2015
Applying for an Absentee Ballot
Listing files in 'Downloadable Forms '
The Town Clerk is a two year elected position. The Town Clerk’s Office serves as Danbury’s keeper of the records for all documents that pertain to the City of Danbury and its residents. The Town Clerk’s Office follows the State of Connecticut Statutes to efficiently maintain, protect and preserve all land records, maps, trade names, vital records, military discharges, and minutes of all commission meetings. The office issues and maintains a variety of licenses and plays a major role in elections, primaries, and referendums, including the issuance of absentee ballots.
All land records are indexed and scanned and put into volumes. Additional copies of land records are kept off site in the event of lost or damage to the current records the volumes would be replaceable. The land record indexes have been made available via the City website. This office provides certified copies of any land records filed into the Danbury Land Records. A certified copy is as good as the original document.
The Town Clerk also functions as the Registrar of Vital Statistics. Any birth, marriage civil union or death which occurs in the City of Danbury will be on file in this office. This means we are able to issue certified copies of these vital records.
The Town Clerk acts as the guardian of the City Seal, affixing only to proper and valid municipal documents.
Finally, all records in the Town Clerk’s Office are public with the exception of birth certificates and veteran’s discharges.
Every June, dog owners are required to renew their dog license per State Statute. A notice of reminder is printed in the legal notice of the paper however I have taken the added step of mailing the reminders. Also for the convenience of dog owners, mail-in renewal is an option.
The Town Clerk has continued the project called Backfile Conversion of the land record books. This is the process of putting the images of each document into the land record system. Currently we have approximately 28 years of images on the system. My goal is to put 40 years of images into the land records system. This will match with the indexing, which goes back to 1968. The advantage of this is less wear and tear on the books and the images would be available on our internal systems. This will be an ongoing project.
Everyday our office continues to provide excellent customer service to each and every person who visits this office. We will continue to strive to be a public friendly environment where the taxpayer comes first.