Office of the First Selectwoman

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

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


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


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

* Due to the pandemic, the Town Hall is limited access but is open. Please call for an appointment

All services will still be provided by phone, email, postmail, or online accessibility. 

First Selectwoman

I firmly believe that an informed citizenry provides the best foundation for our democratic system. 


As promised in my campaign, I am providing this page on Portland Online to communicate what is going on from my perspective.


Susan Bransfield


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

Susan Bransfield, First Selectwoman

(in service since:11/2003)

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.