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Office of the First Selectman

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

First Selectman


Ryan Curley 

Please share your comments with me at:


(860) 342-6715 or

The Town of Portland is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

Welcome to the First Selectman's Office!

Physical Location: 33 East Main Street - 2nd Floor, Portland, CT

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 71, Portland CT 06480-0071

Telephone: 860-342-6715

Fax: 860-342-6714

Office Hours Open to the Public:

Monday, Wednesday,Thursday      8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday                                            8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday                                                8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Ryan Curley, First Selectman

(in service since:11/2021)

Michelle Ceppaglia, Executive Secretary


The First Selectman is a full-time elected position, serves as the Civilian Chief of Police, is the local authority to projects, local roadways, and the administrator to all Municipal employees, excluding Board of Education employees.


This office also functions as Human Resources and Social Services.  Other responsibilities include the review, process and issuance of:

  • Bazaar / Raffle Permits

  • Canvassers / Hawkers / Peddlers / Solicitors / Vendor Permits

  • License to Purchase Precious Metals and Stones

  • Temporary 60-Day State Pistol Permit

  • Pin Game Permits for Operators and Distributors

  • Pistol & Revolver Retailer License [CGS Sec. 29-28] (paperwork obtained through SLFU)

  • Street Closure Permits


Connect to Downloadable Forms to view permit application forms.  The submission of an application does not constitute a permit until said application is approved by the applicable authority and all fees are paid in full.

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