Ann Marie Logan, Town Clerk
Donna E. Hanks, Assistant Town Clerk
The Town Clerk's Office is one of service to the public with emphasis on information that is accurate, timely and provided in a courteous manner. The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for the recording of all land records, birth, marriage and death records, maps, liquor permits, veteran discharges, assists the Registrar of Voters, issues dog, marriage and sporting licenses, registers trade names, and is the repository for meeting agendas and minutes and the official keeper of the Town Seal.
The Town of Somers Land Records are currently available on-line throughthe Connecticut Town Clerks Portal. You may get access to indexed information and images for land records maintained by the Town Clerk's office without traveling to each office and is open 24/7. All information found in the portal is linked directly to each Town Clerk's recording system.
Marriage License Application
You may apply for your marriage license from the Town Clerk in the town where the actual ceremony will take place by completing a 'Marriage License Worksheet'. The license must be obtained no earlier than 65 days prior to the wedding date. The fee for a
marriage license is $30.00 payable by cash, check or money order.
Certified Copies of Vital Record Requests
Marriage License Records
Once the marriage ceremony has taken place and the marriage license is returned to the Town Clerk's Office, a certified copy can be obtained by completing a 'Request for a copy of a Marriage Certificate'. Only the bride and groom may obtain a certified copy with social security numbers; all other requests will have the social security numbers redacted. There is a $20.00 fee per certified copy. Valid photo identification will be required.
Birth Certificate Records
A copy of your birth certificate is on file in the Town Clerk's Office of the town in which you were born, and in the town in which
your mother lived at the time of your birth. You may request a certified copy either by mail or in person. To request a certified copy by mail, please complete the 'Birth Certificate Request' form or write a letter stating your name at birth, parents' name,
date of birth, and a photocopy of your driver's license or photo identification. Your request must be accompanied by a check
or money order payable to the Town of Somers.
A certified copy of a full size birth certificate is $20.00 (long form), and $15.00 for a wallet size. Birth certificates are confidential
and are available to only the people listed on the request form.
Death Certificate Records
A death certificate is on file in the Town Clerk's Office in the town where the death occdurred, and where the person lived before his or her death. To request a certified copy by mail, fill out the 'Death Certificate Request' or send a letter stating the name of the deceased, date of death, and a photocopy of your driver's license or photo ID. Your request will need to be accompanied by a check or money order payable to the Town of somers. Certified copies are $20.00 each.
Additional information may be obtained from the State of Connecticut Department of Health at the following address: http://www.ct.gov/dph/site/default.asp Questions may also be directed to the Town Clerk's Office by calling: 860.763.8207
Fishing licenses are required for anyone over the age of 16. No license is required for youth as long as they are accompanied by an adult who has a fishing license.
Hunting licenses may be obtained if applicants have completed the conservation/firearms safety course or has been issued a hunting license within the past 5 years. Junior licenses are available, however, junior hunters must be accompanied b7y an adult 18 years or older who currently hold a valid hunting license. The Hunting and Fishing Guide, Anglers Guide, Boaters Guide, Sporting Licenses On-Line and Fee Schedules may be viewed at the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Site.
Lifetime licenses are available at no charge for all Connecticut residents over the age of 65.
All dogs 6 months and older must be licensed in the town in which they reside. All dog licenses are renewed by June 30th of each year. Effective July 1st of each year, there is a $1.00 registration surcharge fro each month a dog has been unregistered. Licenses may be obtained provided a current rabies certificate is presented and a verification that you dog has been neutered or spayed, if applicable.
Dog licenses may be obtained either in person or by mail. Licensing by mail must include the Dog License Application, the required documentation, and appropriate fees. Fees as as follows: Spayed/Neutered $8.00, Non-spayed/neutered $19.00, Guide Dogs-Free, and Kennel Licenses $51.00.
Questions concerning licensing may be directed to the Town Clerk's Office at 860.763.8207 or to the Animal Control Officer Eric Boucher at 860.763.0623 (please leave a message). Email for Town Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org or the Animal Control Officer email@example.com
Register to Vote
A Voter Registration Form must be completed in order to vote for local, state, federal elections which would also include primaries and referenda. Voter Registration Forms may be obtained in person at the Town Clerk's Office, by clicking this registration link, or from the Secretary of State's website. You may register as affiliated with a political party, or as an unaffiliated voter. Unaffiliated voters can enroll in a party at any time by completing a new Voter Registration Form. Completed Registration Forms are submitted to either the Registrar of Voters or the Town Clerk's office. The Registrar of Voters will send the applicant a confirmation letter of enrollment.
Changing parties may also be accomplished by submitted a new, completed Voter Registration Form. Changing from an unaffiliated voter to a registered party takes effect immediately. Changing from one registered party to another may result in the loss of rights in all parties for 3 months.
Residents can also now utilize the new CT Online Voter Registration System. To utilize the system, a resident must hold a valid Connecticut driver's license or other DMV-issued ID. The person enters his or her information into an online form, which is then emailed to the registrar of voters. People can use the system to apply to register as voters, or if they're already registered to vote, they can change their registration information. The registrar of voters will verify all information before adding the new voter (or updated information about an existing voter) into the online database of the Connecticut Voter Registrations System. The new system was created as a result of a 2012 law. Under the system, a new voter registering online adds his or her electronic signature - on file with the DMV - to the online voter registration form that he or she fills out. The signature attests that all of the information in the registration form is true and accurate. The deadline for online voter registration is: February 27, 2014.
The online voter registration system can be accessed at: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/
Voting in Primaries
Primaries in Connecticut are segregated by political party. Although enrollment in a political party is optional when you register, only enrolled members of a party are eligible to vote in a primary for that party. Unaffiliated voters can enroll in a party at any time by completing a new Voter Registration Form.
Absentee Voting Information
You, as a registered voter, may cast a vote using an absentee ballot only if you are unable to appear in person at the polling place on the day of an Election or a Primary. Specific criteria, in order to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot, is explained on the ballot itself.
Absentee Ballot Process -- Primary or Elections
Absentee Ballot Applications are available to voters who are unable to vote in person on the day of election. Absentee Ballots Applications can be obtained in the Town Clerk's Office, by clicking this link to an absentee ballot, or from the Secretary of State's website. The completed application must be returned to the Town Clerk's Office either by mail or in person. The law allows for assistance in filling out your application provided that person completes the 'Declaration of person providing assistance' sections located at the bottom of the application. When your application is fully completed, dated, and signed, submit in person ro by mail to: Town of Somers Town Clerk, 600 Main Street, POBox 308, Somers, CT 06071. You may hand deliver your completed application and receive your ballot immediately. Questions concerning absentee ballots may be directed to the Town Clerk's Office at 860.763.8207 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absentee Ballot Process - Referendum