495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin, CT 06235
Phone: (860) 455-0073
Fax: (860) 455-0027
Chaplin Town Clerk Hours:
Sunday: CLOSEDMonday: 9:00am - 3:00pmTuesday: 1:00pm - 7:00pmWednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pmThursday: 9:00am - 3:00pmFriday: ClosedSaturday: Closed
Town Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics: Shari SmithPhone: (860) 455-0073 extension 312Email: email@example.com
To request an absentee ballot for the 11/2/2021 Municipal Election:
Please fill out an application and return it to the Clerk's office by mail, our inbox in the parking lot or in person during business hours. Applications can be obtained from the Clerk in person or at the link below. Please be sure to fill out sections I, II and II and section IV only if it applies to you. It is not necessary to enter the date of the election in section II.
Regular absentee ballots become available on October 1st. Military and overseas blank ballots become available on September 15th.
**Pursuant to Public Act No. 21-2, June 2021 Special Session, COVID-19 may be used as a valid reason for requesting a ballot for any Primary, Election or Referendum held before November 3, 2021**
If you plan to return your absentee ballot in person by way of the ballot drop box, please be sure to use the State of Connecticut Official Ballot Drop Box located on the porch by the main entrance to the town hall. Ballots dropped in the black mail box in the parking lot cannot be accepted.
Request an Absentee Ballot
Land Record Copies, Recordings and Title Searches:
As always, we accept recordings via mail and would prefer that you use this method if at all possible. Our land records can be accessed from the Chaplin Land Records link below. Starting on 3/23/20 Cott Systems has implemented a no fee subscription service to encourage searching for records online. Details can be found on the RecordHub site. If you need to record a document immediately/in person, please call the Clerk prior to coming. Copies can be requested via mail along with a check for payment. Urgent copies may be requested via phone or email and we can mail or email them to you. If you direct need access to the vault, please to schedule a time.
Filing of Death Certificates:
If you are from a funeral home and need to file death certificates and/or obtain burial and cremation permits, please call prior to coming to the office if at all possible. (860) 455-0073 ext 312)
Certified Copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates:
These can be obtained through the mail. Mail the Town Clerk’s Office a written request (links to the proper forms can be found below under FORMS) along with a copy of your ID, and $20.00 (check) for each Certified copy. We will mail the certified copy to you the day we receive your request. If you absolutely need the Certified Copy immediately you can call our office 860-455-0073 ext 312. Please have your written request, ID, and a check for $20.00 ready and we will have your copy ready for you. If you are unsure of the type of ID required, please call.
Copies of vital records can also be obtained from the Department of Public Health at https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Vital-Records/State-Vital-Records-Office--Home
If you are getting married in Chaplin within 65 days of your application date, you will need to obtain your marriage license from the Chaplin Town Clerk’s office. Print out and complete the Marriage License Worksheet found under FORMS below. Please call to make an appointment for your marriage license. Both parties will need to be present and show us Identification. There is also a $50.00 charge for the marriage license. You can also pre-order a certified copy of your marriage license at the time of application which will be mailed to you via certified mail. The cost is an additional $20.00.
Mail us the dog’s rabies certificate if the rabies vaccination has expired since the dog was last licensed, a spay or neuter certificate if the dog has been spayed or neutered since the dog was last licensed, a complete dog license application if the dog has never been licensed in Chaplin before (found below under FORMS) and a check ($8.00 if spayed/neutered, $19.00 if NOT spayed/neutered as well as any late fees which are $1.00 per month starting July 1st), as well as a stamped, self-address envelope, and we will mail you the dog license. Our mailing address is Town Clerk, 495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin, CT 06235. Please call or email the Town Clerk if you have questions.
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)
Chaplin Land Records
Secretary of State Office - Elections and Voting
Election Results - CT Election Management System
CT Department of Health - Vital Records
State Elections Enforcement Commission
State of Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality
WEB GIS Maps and Online Property information are available using MainStreetGis (NOTE: recommended browers - the latest versions of Goggle Chrome, Internet Explorer, and FireFox). CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR A PROPERY MAP OR TO GET A FIELD CARD
Military and electors living or traveling overseas can register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot by using the Federal Post Card Application. Click here for more information on the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act or UOCAVA.
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 for an absentee ballot (ED-3) and a doctor's certificate stating they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear at the polls. The doctor's certification should be on letterhead from the doctor's office. Permanent absentee ballots statues does not pertain to referendums with less than 3 weeks notice. CGS 9-369c. Contact the Town Clerk's office for further details. (note: Permanent Absentee Ballots do no pertain to referendums with less than 3 weeks notice. CGS. § S9-369c).
Chaplin Subregistrar of Vital Statistics are:
John Adamcewicz, Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, (860) 423-1234
Christopher Gromko, Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, (860) 423-2211
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2014-2015
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2015-2016
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2016-2017
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2017-2018
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2018-2019
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2019-2020
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2020-2021
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2021-2022
RD11 Proposed Budget for FY 2019-2020
RD11 Proposed Budget for FY 2020-2021
RD11 Proposed Budget for FY 2021-2022
1152019 List of Elected Officials
2021 Annual Meeting Dates of Chaplin Boards and Commissions
Basic Fee Schedule
Contract - CES Principal Kevin Chavez
Marraige License Laws of Connecticut
Plan of Conservation and Development - 2010
Plan of Conservation and Development - 2021
RD 11 7-1-16 to 6-30-18 Administrators Contract
RD 11 7-1-18 to 6-30-21 Administrators Contract
RD 11 7-1-21 to 6-30-24 Administrators Contract
Superintendents Contract 2018-2019
Superintendents Contract 2019-2021
Certificate of Change of Name
Dissolution of Certificate of Trade Name
Dog License Application
Hampton Regional Housing Rehab Program - Application
Marriage License Worksheet
Request for a Certified Copy of a Birth Record
Request for a Certified Copy of a Marriage License
Request for Certified Copy of a Death Certificate
Trade Name Certificate
2021 List of Candidates for Municipal Election 08/31/2021
DTC Endorsement Legal Notice 08/31/2021
RTC Endorsement Legal Notice 08/31/2021
Chaplin Town Ordinances - Contact the Town Clerk
Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2016-2017
Annual Report 2017-2018
Annual Report 2018-2019
Annual Report 2019-2020
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2006
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2007
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2008
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2009
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2010
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2017
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2018
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2019
Audit Report - FY Ending June 30, 2020
Contact Town Clerk
Phone: (860) 455-0073 ext 312 Fax: (860) 455-0027 495 Phoenixville Road
Shari Smith (R)
Term End: 01/04/2022
Chaplin Town Hall 495 Phoenixville Road Chaplin, CT 06235
Town Hall Hours
Monday: 9AM to 3PM Tuesday: 1PM to 7PM Wednesday: 9AM to 3PM Thursday: 9AM to 3PM Friday: Closed
Phone: (860) 455-0073
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