The Town Clerk’s Office is the main information station for the entire Town of Griswold. It is the job of the Clerk’s to create and maintain documents. Our staff is a wealth of information and we stand ready to answer any questions you may have.
Griswold Town Clerk no longer issues Connecticut Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses. To buy your license, permits and tags, just click image above.
All dogs residing in the Town of Griswold must be licensed. Spay/Neuter certificate and up to date rabies certificate is required at time of licensing. See fee schedule. Failure to license dogs can result in tickets ranging from $75.00 - $211.00.
Marriage Licenses must be obtained in the town in which the ceremony will be held.
If you are planning to marry in Griswold, please make an appointment with the Town Clerk’s office. Both parties must be present at the same time to sign the license and you must bring photo identification. You no longer need to have a blood test to obtain a marriage license in CT.
The cost for a marriage license is $50.00 (check/cash/credit card). The license is valid for 65 days. Certified copies are $20.00 each.
Certified copies of vital records can be obtained either by mail or in person. A request form (see forms) needs to be filled out and identification needs to be shown. See fee schedule.
Recordings must be done 30 minutes prior to the close of business. See fee schedule for recording fee information. Additional information regarding tax rates - Connecticut law requires a person who sells real property for $2,000 or more to pay a real estate conveyance tax when he conveys the property to the buyer. The tax has two parts: a state tax and a municipal tax. The state tax rate is 0.75% of the sale price, depending on the type of property and how much it sells for, and the town tax rate is 0.25% of the sale price. The seller pays the tax when he conveys the property.
MARRIAGE LICENSE – CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
RECORDINGS ARE ACCEPTED BY MAIL, DROP BOX, IN PERSON AND ERECORDING BEFORE 3:30PM.
SEE LIST OF ERECORDING SUBMITTERS.
RECORDINGS RECEIVED AFTER 3:30PM WILL RECORDED THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
VITAL RECORDS CAN BE PICKED UP IN PERSON OR MAIL.
VITAL RECORDS REQUEST PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE.
DOG LICENSES WILL BE DONE BY MAIL, DROP BOX, IN PERSON IF THE DOG IS NEW TO THE TOWN.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON, MAIL OR DROP BOX.
NOTARY SERVICE- $5.00 FEE FOR NON-RESIDENTS
THE TOWN CLERKS OFFICE WILL NOT NOTARIZE WILLS/LIVING WILLS/POWER OF ATTORNEY/DIVORCES/ FOREIGN LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS/ ADOPTIONS/GUARDIANSHIP/CHILD CUSTODY DOCUMENTS.
CASH, CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR CREDIT CARD ARE ACCEPTED.
LAND RECORDS CAN BE SEARCHED ONLINE THROUGH THE CT TOWN CLERK PORTAL