About the Purchasing Department
The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchases regulated by the City and its Charter, section 7.14 The Purchasing Agent reports directly to the Director of Finance.
The Purchasing Department is located at 54 Hill Street, Shelton, Ct 06484. The office is open Tuesday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm.
All appointments are scheduled in advance by calling 203-924-1555 x 1506
The Purchasing Agent shall let to bid all purchases (including those made by the Board of Education) which reasonably may involve the expenditure of Five Thousand Dollars ($7,500.00) or more by the Invitation of sealed bids, giving at least ten (10) days notice of the closing for bids by publication at least once In a newspaper having A substantial circulation in the City. Within five (5) days after the closing date for bids, the bids shall be opened publicly by the Purchasing Agent contract for the purchase to the lowest responsible bidder, provided however, the City may reject any, all or any part of any bids. If the authority to award contracts has been delegated, shall award contracts. The Board of Aldermen may establish such other regulations for purchases and bidding as It deems appropriate.
When any purchase Involves an expenditure In excess of TwoThousand Dollars ($2,000.00) and does not exceed SevenThousand FiveHundred and Ninety Nine Dollars ($7,500.00), the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education, shall obtain a minimum of three written proposals for the purchase of the item and shall make such purchase from the lowest responsible vendor, unless the Purchasing Agent, or In the case of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education determines other wise and in that event, the Purchasing Agent or in the case, of the Board of Education, an agent designated by the Board of Education shall create and maintain a written record of the reasons for such choice.
"Purchase" as used herein shall be defined to include the purchase In any fiscal year of any item, service or combination of items or services which singly or in the aggregate total the amounts indicated herein. Aggregate purchases shall not be divided into smaller increments so as to avoid the provisions called for herein.
The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education for its purchases shall establish by resolution those services which are considered as professional and as to which bidding is not required. The Board of Aldermen and the Board of Education respectively may by such resolution establish such procedures with regard thereto as each deems reasonable. When the purchase of goods and the provision for services are combined, that portion involving the purchase of goods shall be subject to the provisions of this section.
Waiver of Bids: Whenever the Purchasing Agent shall determine that bidding for any particular goods or services would be impractical, impossible, or unwise, the Purchasing Agent shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen that bids be waived. Each such recommendation shall be in writing and shall state its reason. If the Board approves such recommendation by an affirmative vote of at least six (6) of the eight (8) members, bids shall, be waived and the goods or services shall be purchased In such manner as the Board of Aldermen directs.
The Director of Finance shall record the amount of each authorized purchase and each contract for a future purchase a encumbrance against the appropriation from which it is paid or to be paid.
Each charge and prospective charge against at the City shall state the Department and the appropriation against which it is to be charged. The Director of Finance or his agent shall audit and approve as correct and valid each charge against the City and shall authorize payment of all approved charges in writing. At the end of each month the Board of Apportionment and Taxation shall review the charges against the City for the preceding month and may make recommendations to the Mayor concerning charges against the City.
The Director of Finance shall prescribe the time at which and the manner in which persons receiving money for the account of the City shall be paid.
Online Purchasing Forms
Current Bid Invitations
Please contact the Purchasing Department for complete Bid Packets
54 Hill Street – Second Floor
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 924-1555 ext. 1506
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
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To receive bid specifications please contact the purchasing department, (203) 924-1555 Ext.1304.
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
- 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.
|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|
|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|
You can download these documents and print them on your local printer:
Code of Ordinances are available on the Municode Web Site.
- Request for copy of Birth Certificate
- Request for copy of Death Certificate
- Request for copy of Marriage Certificate
- Marriage License Worksheet (Marriage License has to be filled out in presence of town clerk by both Bride and Groom)
- Justices of the Peace
- Boat Ramp Permit Information
- License your DOG
****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.