City Clerk’s Office

The primary mission of the Office of the City Clerk is to provide the taxpayers of West Haven with the following services:
  • Handles all birth, marriage and death certificates recorded by the city clerk.
  • Issues licenses for dogs, hunting/fishing, liquor, marriage and trade names.
  • Maintains maps of land records.
  • Records all land records (15,000 for the year).
  • Records notary public certificates.
  • Provides free Valentine’s Day weddings.

    See the Fee Increase Summary (Effective July 1, 2018).

    Land records are recorded from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

    ELECTIONS


    Deadline Reminder


    April 1, 2020
    PARTY ENDORSEMENTS — DELEGATES — CERTIFICATION

    The last day for the chairman or the presiding officer and the secretary of caucus or the town committee, as the case may be, to certify to the City Clerk the names and street addresses of party-endorsed candidates for delegates. Certification must also be accompanied by 1) the name and street address of each person selected and 2) the name and number of the political subdivision or district for which each such person is elected. The City Clerk must forthwith publish the notice of certification and ensure that the list of candidates is on file (Connecticut Statutes 9-391 and 9-395).

    The political parties have been informed to mail the certificate to both the City Clerk (original form) and the Secretary of the State (copy). A postmarked date of today or earlier shall be deemed as received in compliance with Connecticut Statute 9-391.