The City of Milford Prepares for COVID-19 - March 13

CITY OF MILFORD COVID-19 UPDATE

Milford, CT, March 13, 2020:  Effective on Monday, March 16, 2020, all City buildings will be closed to the public, with the exception of the Milford Police Department, the Milford Fire Department, the Milford Health Department, Human Services, the Public Works Department and Parsons Government Center.  All City Departments will be operational, however buildings will have limited public access by appointment only.  Access to Parsons will be restricted to two access points – the main entrance (door number 1) and the handicapped accessible entrance (door number 2).  Once inside Parsons, visitors must check in at the main desk to confirm their previously scheduled appointment before proceeding to conduct business.  Residents and visitors are encouraged to carry out their business via telephone, e-mail, fax or US mail in order to limit the number of persons inside City buildings (further instructions by City Department below). 

The Milford Public Library and the Milford Senior Center will be closed at the end of the day today, Friday, March 13.  Please check the Milford Library webpage and Facebook page for services that will be offered remotely, such as on-line card registration, instructional videos and live-streaming story time.  The Milford Senior Center may also have limited services available, such as food pantry and other meal services.  Be sure to refer to its webpage for details. The Transfer Station will remain open during regular business hours from 7am to 3:30pm. 

All non-essential City meetings will be canceled.  All other regularly-scheduled meetings will take place in the Chambers of City Hall and will stream “live” on the Milford Government Access channel 79 and online (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3oquO8GVVwoJWPBKVjhrg).  Residents are encouraged to view these meetings remotely.  Public comments may be submitted ahead of time via e-mail or US mail and will be accepted into the record during the respective meetings. 

            For Planning and Zoning public comment – [email protected]

            For Board of Aldermen public comment – [email protected]

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of our open space, parks and walking trails for exercise and fresh air.  City playgrounds, however, will be closed in order to prevent close-space interaction amongst users.   

Please remember that we all must do our part to remain healthy and limit community spread of this virus.  Avoid leaving home if you are sick, be diligent about washing your hands and covering up your coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in household common areas and avoid places where large groups may gather. 

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Connecticut Department of Public Health website at: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus or the U.S Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or the Milford Health Department at https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/health-department/pages/2019-novel-coronavi....

For more information on individual operations for each City department, please call or email utilizing the following contact information: https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/departments

City Services

Milford Tax Collector’s Office

Please visit our website to view and pay taxes, retrieve 2019 tax payment history, and to request resident parking stickers.

Payment by phone is only available through secure provider Point & Pay at 888-891-6064, Option 1.

www.ci.milford.ct.us/tax-collector

70 W River St, PO Box 3025, Milford CT 06460-0825

Phone: 203-783-3217

Fax: 203-783-3362.

City of Milford Assessor’s Office

Appointments will now be required to perform all Assessor Office related functions between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM including, but not limited to:

Applications for the Homeowners Tax Credit Program

All Motor Vehicle related issues (emails encouraged)

All research using public computers or public records

Meetings/discussions with any staff member (phone calls encouraged)

BAA Applications due in office no later than March 20, 2020 (email strongly encouraged)

All general questions, information, or issues (phone calls encouraged)

[email protected]

203-783-3215

Milford Department of Parks and Recreation

The Milford Recreation Department will be closing all facilities and playgrounds beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 due to the threat of the COVID-19. All classes – both youth and adult - will be suspended and missed time made up. The Recreation Department will also be suspending all field permits.

www.milfordrecreation.com

203-783-3280

[email protected]

City of Milford Human Resources

All applicants must submit applications electronically by emailing application materials to [email protected] or via U.S. Postal Service 70 W. River Street, Human Resources Department, Milford, CT  06460.  For HR-related questions please call 203-783-3239.

Retirees must submit all Medicare reimbursement forms and any other pension-related correspondence via U.S. Postal Service 70 W. River Street, Human Resources Department, Milford, CT  06460.  For pension-related questions please call 203-783-3224.

City Clerk’s Office

Most services are available by mail or drop off. The secured Drop Box is located at the main entrance. There are some limited services by appointment only: Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 203-783-3210.

Available Online Services:

E-Recording of land records.  https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/sites/g/files/vyhlif3461/f/uploads/erecordi...

Online property records search available from October 10, 1963 to the present.

https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/city-clerk/pages/online-land-and-indexed-re...

Services by Mail or Drop Box:

Note that all documents will be sent by the Clerk’s Office by mail. For land recordings, a receipt will be sent by mail.

Land Record recordings

Certified copies of Birth Certificates

Certified copies of  Death Certificates

Certified copies of Marriage Certificates

Trade Name filings

Liquor Permits

Dog Licenses

By Appointment Only

Use of land records vault

Marriage license applications

Filing of Notary Public Certificates

Filing of Death Certificates

Cremation Permits and Burial Permits  

Suspended Services

Notary Public

Department of Permitting and Land Use

Please call the Department of Permitting and Land Use main office at 203-783-3374 for further assistance. All previously scheduled building inspections may be monitored via the Building Department website (below) and questions regarding building permits may be directed to 203-783-3234.

Building Department appointments: https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/building-inspection

Inland Wetlands: https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/inland-wetland

For Business and Economic and Community Development Questions: 203-783-3230