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Chaplin Town Clerk Hours:

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed


The Town Clerk  of Chaplin is Shari Smith. If you should need assistance you can reach her at 860.455.0073 ext 312.  More information can also be found here.

***To Chaplin’s Permanently Disabled Voters

Voters with permanent disabilities may be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status. Permanent absentee ballot status enables the elector to receive an absentee ballot for each election, primary, and referendum in the municipality in which they are eligible to vote. The voter must file an application and a doctor's certificate stating they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear at the polls.  Contact the Town Clerk's office for further details.


Duties of a town clerk as mandated by Connecticut Statue are as follows: In a designated jurisdiction within Connecticut, elected or appointed, the town clerk is responsible for administration & management process specific to land records, elections, vital statistics, licensing & various other municipal records in compliance with state statutes, federal regulations, municipal charters & local ordinances.

Examples of such duties include: (Directly or through others)

Records, processes & indexes land records
Computes & collects municipal & state conveyance taxes
Microfilms land records & provides for secure storage
Records, certifies & reports on election process activities (including campaign financing)
Registers voters, prepares content on ballot
Issues absentee ballots, instructs election officials, & administers oaths
Records, indexes &files vital statistics' documents such as marriages, births, deaths, burials, disinterment's, & cremations
Compiles statistical data & prepares & submits reports
Issues canine & sport licenses
Issues & approves voter registration cards & other permits unique to the jurisdiction
Records, indexes & files maps, veterans discharges, liquor permits & trade name certificates
Maintains & posts calendar of jurisdiction governing body & its boards & commissions
Transcribes or files for record minutes, votes, appointments & terms of office & oaths
Handles jurisdictional codification of ordinances & regulations
Answers inquiries from the general public and officials including research & genealogy
Trains & evaluates staff
Prepares capital & operating budgets
Files & certifies Notary Public
Prepares certified copies of documents & affixes seals
Participates in professional self-development programs & continuing education opportunities
May serve as governing body's representative at designated functions & events
Does special projects and related work as required & any other requirements mandated by State Statute as amended by law from time to time

Town Hall Hours

Monday 9AM to 3PM
Tuesday 1PM to 7PM
Wednesday 9AM to 3PM
Thursday 9AM to 3PM
Friday Closed

495 Phoenixville Road
Chaplin, CT 06235

Voice (860) 455-0073
Fax (860) 455-0027

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