Town Clerk
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Mission Statement

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for record keeping, and general services provided by town to its citizens.



Contact Information & Office Hours

Phone: (860) 354-5281
Fax: (860) 350-5041

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 12:00 pm

Mailing Address:
Sherman Town Clerk
Mallory Town Hall
9 Rt 39 North
P.O. Box 39
Sherman, Connecticut 06784



Town Clerk and Staff

Carol L. Havens, Town Clerk
Michele Battaglia, Assistant Town Clerk



Description of Services & Fees

Recording Fees:
$53.00 for the first page, $5.00 for each additional page

Filing Fees for Maps:
$10.00, or $20.00 for a subdivision

Conveyance Tax:
$2.50 per thousand dollars of sales price for Town Conveyance Tax, $7.50 per thousand dollars of sales price for State Conveyance Tax

Land Records:
Copies are $0.50 per page and computer generated map copies are $2.00 each. Maps must be mylar, contain a classification, red stamp certifying type of drawing, surveyor's seal, and must be either 12X18, 18X24 or 24X26 inches in size.

Dog Licenses:
Dog licenses are required for all dogs 6 months of age and older. They must be renewed each year during the month of June. Renewal notices are mailed each year to all licensed dog owners.

Current rabies certificate must be provided for each new license and each renewal that indicated an expired certificate. Rabies is a very serious disease and this requirement is for your protection.

Fees for licenses are $8.00 spayed or neutered (written proof must be shown) - $19.00 male or female.

A late fee of $1.00 per month is charged. Renewals by mail must enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope. If not, they will be held in the Town Clerk's Office for pickup.

Replacement fee for lost tags: $1.00.

Kennel Fees:
$51.00 for ten dogs, $102.00 for twenty dogs.



Sportsmen's Licenses:
Sportsmen's licenses are available during regular office hours. Applicants for Hunting Licenses must show a hunting license or Hunter Safety Certificate not more than 5 years old.

Fees are as follows:

RESIDENT
  • Firearms Hunting - - - $19.00
  • Junior Firearms Hunting - - - $11.00
  • Inland Fishing - - - $28.00
  • Marine Fishing (Season) - - - $10.00
  • Marine Fishing (1 day) - - - $5.00
  • All Waters Fishing - - - $32.00
  • Trapping - - - $34.00
  • Junior Trapping - - - $11.00
  • Senior 65 and up (Individual or Combination Hunt, Inland Fish, Trapping) Lifetime - - - FREE
  • Senior Marine Fishing Season - - - FREE
  • Combination Hunting & Inland Fishing - - - $38.00
  • Combination Hunting & Marine Fishing - - - $25.00
  • Combination Hunting & All Waters Fishing - - - $38.00
  • Combination Archery & All Waters Fishing - - - $65.00
  • Firearms Super Sport - - - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Archery Super Sport (includes All Waters Fishing, Archery Permit for deer and small game, Spring private and turkey permit) - - - $82.00
  • Spring Turkey Private Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Spring Turkey State Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Fall Turkey Private Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Fall Turkey State Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Fall Turkey Archery - - - $19.00
  • Deer Archery - - - $41.00
  • Junior Archery - - - $19.00
  • Private Land Shotgun/Rifle - - - $19.00
  • Private Land Muzzleloader - - - $19.00
  • State Land No-Lottery Shotgun - - - $19.00
  • State Land Muzzleloader - - - $19.00
  • Tag or Permit Pheasant - - - $28.00
  • Tag or Permit Migratory Game Birds - - - $13.00
  • HIP Permit - - - $4.00

NON-RESIDENT
  • Firearms Hunting - - - $91.00
  • Trapping - - - $250.00
  • Inland Fishing (Season) - - - $55.00
  • Inland Fishing (3 Days) - - $22.00
  • Marine Fishing (Season) - - - $15.00
  • Marine Fishing (3 Days) - - - $8.00
  • All Waters Fishing - - - $63.00
  • Combination Hunting & Inland Fishing - - - $110.00
  • Combination Hunting & Marine Fishing -- - $94.00
  • Combination Hunting & All Waters Fishing - - - $120.00
  • Spring Turkey Private Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Spring Turkey State Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Fall Turkey Private Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Fall Turkey State Land Permit - - - $19.00
  • Fall Turkey Archery - - - $19.00
  • Deer Archery - - - $135.00
  • Junior Archery - - - $19.00
  • Private Land Shotgun/Rifle - - - $68.00
  • Private Land Muzzleloader - - - $68.00
  • State Land No-Lottery Shotgun - - $68.00
  • State Land Muzzleloader - - - $68.00
  • Federal Migratory Bird Stamps (Duck Stamps) are available at the Post Office. Proof of residency must be shown for a resident license.



Vital Statistics

Sherman's records are complete from 1802. Since Sherman was a part of the town of New Fairfield until its incorporation in 1802, vital records before that date are located in the Town of New Fairfield (New Fairfield lost most of its records by fire in 1867).

All marriage and death records (and birth records over 100 years) are open to the public. Since our vitals index includes current records, we will assist you with requested records. All copies must be certified and the cost is $20.00. Social Security Numbers are removed as per statute on certified copies except to certain applicants. Birth records under 100 years old are available to the person who is the subject of the certificate if not a minor, parents, grandparents, spouse or children, and certain other legal individuals.



Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are issued during regular office hours. Licenses must be issued by the Town where the marriage is to take place. There is no waiting period and no blood tests. The cost is $30.00



Passports

Passport applications are available at the Post Office.



Beach Passes

Beach passes are not available at the Town Clerk's Office. They are only available at the Park and Recreation Office located at the Sherman School.



Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots are issued by the Town Clerk's Office during regular office hours. They are available to registered voters only. They are available approximately 30 days before a regular election. Application forms are available in the Town Clerk's Office. There are various types of ballots available for certain situations. Call for details.

Referendum Absentee Ballots are also issued by the Town Clerk's Office during regular office hours. They are available to registered voters and property owners who are U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, who own property assessed at $1,000 or more on the last completed grand list. They are available the day after the Town Meeting setting the referendum through the day before the referendum. Call for details.



Downloadable Forms

Must have Adobe Acrobat Reader

Sample Request for a Copy of a Death Certificate

Sample Request Form for a Copy of a Birth Certificate

Sample Request for a Marriage License