City Clerk

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HOURS:  Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are strongly recommended. 

Masks are required inside our building and vault.

June Was Dog Licensing Month - $1 Late Fee Per Month Began July 1

Click Here to Get a Dog License

Use of the Land Records Vault: By Appointment Only Between the Hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Walk ins are welcome if the vault is not in use.

Kindly contact us at 203-783-3210 or by email: kfortunati@milfordct.gov with any questions.

LAND RECORDS

4 Ways to Record:

  • Online
  • By mail 
  • Placed in our secure dropbox located in the lobby of the Parsons Building by 3:00 pm If you need recording information prior to receiving the receipt by mail, please indicate that and provide your email address or phone number
  • In person by appointment only 
  • Please note that there are no walk in while-you-wait recordings

We will gladly accept a recording personally delivered to our office but may not be able to process it while you wait unless you have an appointment scheduled with us.

BIRTH, MARRIAGE & DEATH CERTIFICATES 

To obtain a certified copy, submit your application using our online submission request or by mail.   Click here for information. 

TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE

Click here to learn how.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • YOU MUST SUBMIT THE MARRIAGE WORKSHEET AND PROVIDE IDENTIFICATION IN ADVANCE OF CONTACTING OUR OFFICE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. 
  • Email the completed worksheet and a copy of government-issued photo identification for both parties to: shorvath@milfordct.gov.
  • Please do NOT include social security information.
  • We can only issue licenses for ceremonies that take place in the city of Milford.

DOG LICENSES 

Click here for information. 

TO FILE A DEATH CERTIFICATE & OBTAIN CREMATION/BURIAL PERMITS

  • Call for an appointment 
  • In advance of your appointment, kindly fax the death certificate so it can be reviewed for accuracy. Our fax number is 203-783-4856
  • When our office is closed, kindly contact Milford's Sub-Registrars of Vital Statistics:
    • David DeRubeis  - Cody White Funeral Home - Office number: 203-874-0268
    •  Andrea (Rochniak) Blackwood - Doyle Funeral Home - Office number: 1-203-874-5641

     General Information

    Empowered by Connecticut state law and the Charter of the City of Milford, the City Clerk serves Milford citizens with the highest degree of integrity and impartiality. This office is the city's information center and acts as the conduit between resident and local and state government to ensure transparency and accessibility.

    Primary Duties Include:

    1.  Registrar of Vital Statistics and Repository for all documents that are filed or recorded as official records within the city  including births and deaths

    2.  Repository for all documents recorded involving real estate and property within the city 

    3.  Issuer of Licenses for:

            a.  Marriage         

            b. Dog

            c.  Fishing and other sporting licenses

    4.  Election administration including  printing election, primary & referendum material; and certified lists and party enrolled lists of electors

    5.  Clerk to the Board of Aldermen

    6. Administers oaths to elected and appointed officials

    7.  Preserves city records

    8.  Publishes all legal notices

    9.  Records and maintains city meetings and records including the posting of commission/committee agendas and minutes

    10. Provides and maintains a recording system for all land records within the city for landowners, attorneys, title searchers, government agencies and the general public

    11. Provides and maintains a system of survey maps as prescribed by state law

    12. Serves as the “Keeper of the Seal” of the City of Milford.

     

    Staff Contacts

    Name Title Phone
    Karen Fortunati City Clerk 203 783-3210