the history of Fairfield's families and property
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Betsy Browne (R), Town Clerk
Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
fear that the King would take their land, the General Court
in Hartford in 1638 ordered each town to be provided with a
ledger book and choose a Town Clerk who would immediately
register every man’s land.
“No bargains or mortgages would be of value until
they were registered by the Town Clerk.”
Recording of Land
Title to property
was as important to the first settlers as it is today, and
the recording of land records continues as a vital function
of local government. We
provide a valuable service to attorneys, title companies,
lenders and our residents that ensures the proper
encumbrances of property.
It is critical that our service be timely and
provide a chronological and alphabetical index to the
documents, maps, permits and town sewer and property liens.
Every document is microfilmed and a hard-bound book
is produced from the records received.
We have grown from 7,000 documents filed annually in
the 1980s to over 25,000 filed in 2002.
Click here for information
on recording documents.
Visit this website for Connecticut Land Records: Town of Fairfield.
are the State’s agent for permits and certificates, and
the Registrar of Vital Statistics.
On an annual basis, our office issues, records and
maintains liquor permits, notary public certificates,
hunting and fishing licenses, Trade Name certificates, birth,
marriage and death
certificates, burial permits, and
dog licenses. We collect the special state and local
taxes when properties are sold in Fairfield.
of the RTM
Clerk of the RTM, the Town Clerk publishes notices of
meetings, compiles, copies and mails the Warning along with
background material. We
record the votes and keep the Code Book of Town laws up to
and dates of elected and appointed officials are kept by the
Town Clerk. We
produce the Boards and Commissions Book annually, which is a
valuable reference for our residents and other departments.
original certificates of births, marriages and deaths dating
back to 1847 are recorded and protected in our vault.
Earlier vital records, from when Weston, Easton,
Redding, Black Rock, Westport and Greens Farms were part of
Fairfield, are indexed, and the original records are in the
Connecticut State Library.
records are confidential in Connecticut, and access to vital
records is limited. Persons
who are members of a State-recognized genealogical society,
with proper identification, are permitted access to all
are hundreds of notaries residing in the Town of Fairfield.
The Town Clerk records Certificates of Appointments
of Notaries Public and administers the oath of office to
cooperation with the Registrar of Voters, the Town Clerk
administers election law.
We retain voting statistics for general and special
Ballots and primary petitions are issued by the Town
Owners of businesses are required to register their trade
name with us (also known as a “doing business as” form).
Our records go back to 1914, when the first trade
name certificate for New England Mercantile Agency was
filed. Click here for more information on
obtaining a Trade Name Certificate.
you served in the armed forces, you may be eligible for a
tax exemption. Your
discharge papers need to be filed in the Town Clerk’s
records date back to 1661. In those days, the issues involved
conflicts between land use or crops versus animals.
maintain agendas and minutes for RTM meetings as well as for
other boards and commissions.
These records provide a valuable resource for people
researching events or issues.
in campaign financing records?
Where to vote?
certain commissions meet?
Our office is the place to come!
Copies of the Town Charter are also available.
Each year we publish the Officials, Boards and
Commissions Book, listing all individuals serving in
Residents are invited to stop in
to see the many kinds of records that have been added since
staff will gladly show you how to use the records.
Charter(.pdf) (Copies are also available at the Town Clerk's
The Code for the Town of
Fairfield is available at
Certificate - request for
Dog License -
obtain and printable form
Death Certificate -
Game License (fishing, firearms,
bow hunting & trapping)
Marriage License -applying for
& request for copy
Trade Name Certificates - information &
Meetings Calendar (meetings for current month)
Municipal Calendar (board and
commission meetings schedule)
For ethics related issues or questions please contact the chairman of the Ethics Commission, Tom Drew, at 203-221-4799.