All land records, property maps, and vital records are part of the permanent records of the Town and are maintained by our office. Town meeting minutes from June 4, 1858 to the present and minutes from each board and commission meeting are kept in our vault as well. These records are public records that are open for public inspection.
As in most towns in Connecticut, the Town Clerk is also the Registrar of Vital Statistics, therefore, all vital events such as births, deaths and marriages that affect town residents whether the event occurs in town or within the State of Connecticut are on file in the town vault.
The Town Clerk’s office works very closely with the Registrars of Voters during elections and is responsible for issuing all absentee ballots and certifying the results of elections and local referenda.
Forms & DocumentS
Yearly dog licenses must be purchased when a dog reaches the age of 6 months or within 30 days of adopting an older dog and every June thereafter. Reminders will be sent out the end of May for the June licensing season.
In order to obtain a dog license, a valid rabies certificate must be on file.
* Please provide proof of spaying or neutering
People moving to East Granby from another Connecticut town with a current dog license can transfer the license for a fee of $1.00.
A late fee of $1.00 per month will be imposed for each dog not licensed within the month of June.
When licensing your dog by mail, please send your check made payable to the Town of East Granby, the Certificate of Rabies, if the one on file has expired, and the Spay/Neuter Certificate, if applicable to Town Clerk, PO Box TC, East Granby, CT06026. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with 65 cents postage for the return of your tags.
Register to Vote!
You may register to vote online at any time at CT Online voter registration system.
Or you may register to vote in person at the Registrar’s Office on Tuesday’s from 9:00am – 1:00pm in the Senior/Community Center, 20 Center Street.
Please click HERE to see if you are a registered voter
Absentee ballots are available for any election, primary or referendum and can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s office.
Absentee ballots are available to qualified voters unable to vote on voting day for the following reasons:
- Illness or physical disability
- Absence from town during all voting hours
- Religious beliefs forbidding secular activity on voting day
- Serving as a election official
- Active service in the Armed Forces
Absentee ballot applications may be obtained in the Town Clerk’s office or downloaded by clicking the following links:
Please send completed applications to The Town Clerk’s Office, PO Box TC, East Granby, CT06026.
Note: Absentee ballots for a referendum vote are available in person only or through a voter’s designee. State law does not allow the mailing of absentee ballots for a referendum with less than three weeks notice.
Public Act 12-57, “An Act Concerning Permanent Absentee Ballot Status for the Permanently Disabled” created permanent absentee balloting status for certain individuals and became
effective January 1, 2013.
To be eligible for permanent absentee ballot status, an elector must file with the Town Clerk an absentee ballot application together with a doctor’s certificate stating that they have a permanent disability and are unable to appear in person at their polling place. The doctor’s note should be on letterhead. There is no prescribed form—the doctor’s note and the absentee ballot application would satisfy the requirement of the law.
Permanent absentee ballot status enables the elector to receive an absentee ballot for each election and primary in the municipality in which they are eligible to vote. Absentee ballots are available 21 days before a Primary and 31 days before an Election.
In January of each year the Registrars of Voters will send written notice to each elector with permanent absentee ballot status to determine if the elector continues to reside at the address on the permanent absentee ballot application. If the elector fails to respond to the notice, the permanent absentee ballot status will be removed, but the elector will remain on the voter registration list.
Contact your Elected Representatives HERE
East Granby Democratic Town Committee HERE
East Granby Republican Town Committee HERE
Documents to be recorded on the land records must be original signed documents or certified copies of documents. Our office does not provide blank forms.
Land Recordings MUST be processed 15 minutes prior to our closing time. No recordings will be accepted after 3:45 M-TH & 12:45 Fri.
Recording Fees: Effective 12-01-2017
$60.00 First page
5.00 Each additional page
2.00 Conveyance form with consideration of $2,000 or more
No deed or permanent easement will be recorded without the State of Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax Form OP-236. Local conveyance is .0025 x consideration paid.
Copies of land records are available for a fee of $1.00 per page. Certified copies are an additional $2.00. For requests by mail, please include the fee and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your copies.
Land record indexes, including maps and trade name certificates, are available for viewing online. Copies are available for a fee. Please see the link below.
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
You can now purchase hunting permits, deer tags, pheasant tags and duck stamps from the Town Clerk’s office, as well as hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.
You can also choose to purchase them online at the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
Over 65 Licenses
Inland Fishing and Marine Fishing Licenses are available to Connecticut residents who are over 65 years of age free of charge upon presentation of a Connecticut Driver’s License or Passport. Hunting Licenses for those over 65 are also available to those who can show proof of having a prior hunting license within the last 5 years or a Certificate of Completion of a hunter’s safely course recognized by the State of Connecticut.
Connecticut Marine License
The Marine Waters Fishing License (also known as a Saltwater Fishing License) is an annual sport fishing license issued on a calendar year basis. Anyone age 16 or older, fishing (taking or attempting to take fish or bait species) from shore or from a boat in the marine district of this state or landing marine fish or bait species in Connecticut taken from offshore waters is required to have one.
Connecticut Marine Licenses are currently being honored by New York (for boundary waterways only), Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine. Please see DEEP’s website for additional information.
Useful Web links
Veterans can file their discharge papers (DD214s) in the Town Clerk’s office at no charge. We can only accept DD214s with original signatures or certified copies from another town or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Veterans applying for a tax exemption should contact the Town Assessor, Mary Ellen Brown, with questions of eligibility at 860-653-2852.
Requests for military records by veterans or deceased veteran’s next-of-kin may be submitted online by going to: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
Marriage Licenses can be obtained in the Town Clerk’s office of the town in which the marriage is taking place for a fee of 50.00 (effective July 1, 2018).. Blood tests are no longer required in the State of Connecticut. There is no waiting period after applying for your license.
When applying for a license, both parties must appear and must provide proper identification such as a driver’s license or passport. Be prepared to answer questions about where you were born, what state or country your parents were born in, your mother’s maiden name, and the date and place of the ceremony as well as who will be officiating. The ceremony must be performed within 65 days from the application. If you wish your ceremony be performed by a Justice of the Peace, you will need to make those arrangements yourselves. For your convenience, please see the following link for a list of East Granby JPs.
Certified Copies of Vital Records
Certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates are available in the Town Clerk’s office for events taking place in East Granby and for those who were residents of East Granby at the time of the event. The cost for a certified copy is $20.00. Please see the following links for further instructions on obtaining a certified copy.