8/8/020 - Since Tropical Storm Isaias hit on Tuesday, United Illuminating and City personnel have been working on de-energizing and clearing roads. Due to the extensive damage caused by the storm, the level of repairs are significant. As of 8/6/20, repairs and restoration started in the City. U.I. has informed us that the majority of residents will be restored by Saturday night. At the height of the event, approx. 12,000 city businesses and residents were without power. As of 9 AM today, the number restored is approx. 9,200. Please go to www.uinet.com and click Outages to look at the changes of outage numbers for Shelton and the region. As a reminder, cable and phone lines are separate from U.I. and should be contacted by the resident. For updates, please check back on our website.


To have all records available to the Public using modern technology. This office is the repository of all city records and vital statistics which date back to the 1700. Available are real estate and land records; birth, death and marriage certificates. To carefully maintain sporting licenses, dog licenses. To keep permanent records of boards and commissions meetings. To issue absentee ballots and certify election results. To maintain trade names, notary certificates and liquor license registrations.


All transactions involving land situated in Shelton must be recorded in the Office of the City/Town Clerk. This includes, but is not limited to: deeds, mortgages, attachments, liens, judgments, tax liens, assessments, conveyances, maps, planning & zoning, and other miscellaneous legal documents pertaining to land use.

The City/Town Clerk records and keeps permanent documentation and indexing of all transactions. These Land Records are open for public inspection during normal business hours.

The Basic fee schedule for Land Recording and Copies is as follows:

  • Recording Documents: $60.00 First Page
  • $5.00 each subsequent page or portion
  • “MERS” Mortgages – $159.00 first page, $5.00 each additional page
  • “MERS” Assignments or Releases – $159.00 per documentAd
  • Copy of Document $1.00 per page
  • For Certifying Documents $2.00 each
  • Copies of Maps, surveys Cost of reproduction
  • For Certifying Maps $2.00 each

Filing Fees:

  • Map of Single Lot $10.00 each
  • Maps of subdivisions of two or more parcels $20.00

Note that Local and State Conveyance Taxes are due and payable when recording the document.

A new State budget was adopted that affects local real estate conveyance tax. municipal real estate conveyance 0.25% of the sale price.

Transactions Retention Of
Recording & maintaining land records (See above) All Board & Commission Meetings
Birth, Death & Marriage records Military Discharge Records
Probate Recordings Land Record Maps & Flood Maps
Marriage License Application Zoning Regulations
Trade Name Ordinances
Notary Certificate Registration Voter Registration Lists
Recording of Variance & ZBA Applications Campaign & Town Committee Financial Reports
 Scheduling & posting of All Town Meetings Boat Ramp Registration
Administering Oaths Election Results
To Board & Commissions Appointees

Election Responsibilities

Notary Certifications Under the Guidance & directions of the Office of the Secretary of The State, Pertaining to Admission of Electors.
Documents to be Notarized Absentee Ballots
Electors & voting poll officials Nominating Petitions
  Disclosure Statements

You can download these documents and print them on your local printer:

Code of Ordinances are available on the Municode Web Site.

****Effective 8-1-2018 The cost for a marriage license is $50.00 and a certified copy to accompany is $20.00, total is $70.00****

All requests for vital statistic information must be received in writing, accompanied by the proper payment.  Birth Records are considered confidential and are not open to the public, unless the birth occurred prior to 1900.  You may request a birth certificate only for yourself or your child.


City Hall
54 Hill Street – First Floor
Shelton, CT 06484


(203) 924-1555 ext. 1503


(203) 924-1721


Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Dept. Head:

Margaret R. Domorod, City/Town Clerk

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