Office of the Town Clerk
Monday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
News and Announcements
Town Clerk’s Office Seeking Portland’s “Top Dog”
It’s back! The Portland Town Clerk’s office is once again accepting donations of dog and cat food as part of our annual contest to determine which dog will wear the No. 1 dog tag for the upcoming year. The pet food collected will go to the Portland Food Bank, for those in temporary need.
Entry is easy, just donate cans/ bags of dog or cat food when registering your dog between now and June 30th. For each can/ bag donated, your dog will earn a ticket for a drawing to be held at 2:00 pm on June 30th. Limit of 16 tickets per dog. The first three tickets chosen will receive the #1, #2, and #3 dog tags.
All dog owners must obtain a license or renew their current licenses between June 1st and June 30th for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
The state-mandated registration fee is $8 for a spayed/ neutered dog, and $19 for a non-spayed/ non-neutered dog. Certificate of spayed/ neutered must be provided for first time licenses to receive the $8 fee amount. A rabies vaccination certificate must also be provided for first time licenses or if the previous vaccination has expired.
More information can be found at www.portlandct.org/dog-licenses
TOWN OF PORTLAND
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 157 of Public Act 17-2 (2017) of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, that copies of Portland Board of Education current collective bargaining agreements with the following administrators are available for public inspection at the Portland Town Clerk’s office, 33 East Main Street Portland, CT and posted on the Portland Board of Education website.
Administrative, Office & Media Assistants
Nurses Bargaining Unit
Dated this 15th day of June 2022
Michael V. Tierney
Portland Town Clerk
About the Town Clerk's Office
The office of the Town Clerk has been serving the residents of Portland since 1841. While the clerk’s duties have varied over the years, municipal record keeping has remained the foundation of the office.
Today the Town Clerk's Office serves as the hub for hunting/fishing licenses, notarizing, trade name certificates, dog licenses, the issuing of absentee ballots, and also serves as the registrar of vital statistics.
Our office is continually striving to provide the most efficient services to our residents and taxpayers while maintaining the high level of customer service that has always distinguished this office. Our land records are now accessible online from 1850 through the present. Please visit us on our web site or in person – we look forward to assisting you!
As of February 16, 2022, Portland’s land records website has been updated. See the new link above. The new website has additional functionality, including the ability to print only a portion/ selected pages of a land record. The Town Clerk's Office has created guides to help users navigate the new website. Please stop in to our office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the guides.
NOTICE: Unlawful Restrictive Covenants
Connecticut Public Act 2021, No. 21-173 (the “Act”) defines an Unlawful Restrictive Covenant as “a covenant or other provision in an instrument affecting the title to real property that purports to restrict ownership or occupancy of such real property on the basis of race.” The Act declares Unlawful Restrictive Covenants to be VOID.
Effective July 1, 2021: PA 21-173 Section 1 (c) Any owner of real property who identifies an unlawful restrictive covenant in an instrument recorded on the land records that relates to real property owned by such person may file either an affidavit pursuant to section 47-12a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or a form described in subsection (f) of this section, with the town clerk in the municipality where the real property is located, identifying the existence of such unlawful restrictive covenant. There is no fee to file the completed form or affidavit with the Town Clerk.
These are legal documents. It is advised you contact an attorney to assist in the completion of the “Affidavit” or “Identification and Renunciation of a Void and Unlawful Restrictive Form.” Town Clerk staff are not attorneys and cannot assist in the completion of these forms. The Secretary of the State office has advised Town Clerks not to notarize documents that will be filed on the Land Records in their own town. There are other notaries available at the town hall, and your bank may also have a notary.