What are the requirements for a Dog License?
How often do I need to license my dog?
What Are The Requirements For A Marriage License?
What is the recording fee schedule at the Town Clerk's Office?
If I live in Stamford but am getting married in Bethany, where do I apply for my license?
I do not live in Connecticut but am getting married in Bethany, where do I apply for my license?
I was married before. What name do I use for my new marriage license?
Where do I pick up certified copies of my marriage license?
How do I obtain a Death Certificate?
How do I obtain my Birth Certificate?
Can I get my birth certificate here if I was born in another State but lived here for 20 years?
How to obtain a Trade Name Certificate (d/b/a)?
How do I file a Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)?
How do I know what holidays Town Hall will be closed on?
When are the minutes of the Town meetings available?
How do I obtain a Liquor License?
Is there any public transportation in Bethany?
Where is Bethany?
I donít want any information from my census form to be distributed to anyone without my prior consent. I actually want it on file with the Town Clerk only. Why canít I do that?
My organization is planning a raffle. Do we need a permit?
Are Town buildings available for use?
What do I do about potholes, fallen trees or dead animals on my road?
Do I need a pistol permit?
How do I find out about Meeting dates and hours?
Where is the Town Hall located and how do I get there?
Do you have a Notary and is there a charge?
Do you know where we can find a Justice of the Peace for marriage?
Who are the local papers, and what are their numbers?
Do I need a permit for a tag sale?
How many tag sales can I hold per year?
Where can I get a passport in town?
How can I get working papers?
How can I get a voter I.D. card?
Is the Clerk of the Court, Probate Court Clerk and the Town Clerk one and the same?
Can I post signs on utility poles?
How are fees and charges set in the Town Clerk's Office?
All dogs six (6) months or older must be licensed. In addition to the Dog License Application, you must obtain a form from your Veterinarian that includes the following rabies information:
Date of vaccination, expiration date, brand name and lot number
If dog has been spayed or neutered, this information must also be submitted.
For Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Police Work Dogs, War Dogs, or Service Dogs, provide form for Fee Exemption.
All dogs must be licensed in the locality where you currently live. Licenses are renewed annually in the month of June. Dog License fees vary.
All dogs must be licensed by State law. Dog licenses are renewable in the month of June. The fee is based on whether the dog has been spayed or neutered. You will need to show proof of a current rabies vaccination and a spay/neuter certificate for 1st time licensing.
A Marriage License must be obtained at least twenty-four (24) hours before the ceremony. It is then valid for sixty-five (65) days. You must now apply in the town of occurence only. Ex. If you are getting married in Essex, you must obtain your license in Essex.
Both parties must be present. Fee for License is $30.00
You must apply in the town you are being married in.
The town of Bethany is the only place you can apply.
Whatever your legal name is at the time of application. If you changed your name to the previous marriage then that is your legal name unless your divorce decree reverses it or you have gotten a court order name change.
Certified copies are used for legal purposes and can be obtained from the town where the ceremony was performed, and in your town of residence, in CT, at the time of your marriage.
The Clerk's Office will have death records of any death that occurred in Bethany and copies of records of Bethany residents whose death has occurred within the State of Connecticut. The fee for a certified copy of a death certificate is $20.00.
The Bethany Town Clerk will have birth records of anyone whose parents lived in Bethany at the time of the birth. A birth certificate is available for $20.00. The long certificate is required for passports, immigration and other legal purposes and includes the parents names and their place of birth. Short form (wallet size) is adequate for sports.Fee is $15.00
No. Births do not cross State Lines. Nor do any other Vital Records.
Whenever you are conducting business under a name other than your own or the corporation's, you must obtain a "doing business as" (dba) certificate from the Town Clerk in the Town where the business is located. The d/b/a/ certificate is maintained in a public file and allows consumers to identify and locate the proprietor.
In Bethany, the filing fee for a d/b/a/ certificate is $5.00. The certificate may be filed in person or by mail.
For further information, call the Town Clerk's Office.
When someone offers property as collateral for a debt, the creditor may have the arrangement committed to writing and filed as a lien. The filing must be on a UCC form and should include the names of the debtor and creditor, the amount of the lien and the location and description of the property.
The place where the lien should be filed depends on the type of property offered as collateral. In deciding where to file, remember that the purpose of the lien is to put future creditors on notice of your claim to the property. So, file the lien where future creditors are most likely to look.
If the property offered as collateral is real estate, the lien should be filed with the Bethany Town Clerk.
If personal property such as a car, jewelry or musical instrument is offered as collateral, the lien should be filed with the Secretary of State.
For additional information, call the Bethany Town Clerk's Office.
Town Hall is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving & the Friday after, and Christmas Day before and the day after as determined by First Selectman.
Motions of minutes are filed within 24 hours. The approved minutes from meetings such as the Planning and Zoning Board and Inland Wetlands are posted only after they are accepted. Prior to their acceptance they are not official minutes. This happens at the meeting following the meeting for which the minutes were taken. If a meeting is cancelled this process is delayed. Minutes are filed within one week of their acceptance.
Applications for liquor licenses can be obtained from the Secretary of State's Office, 1-800-509-6000.
There is no public transportation in the Municipality.
Bethany is located in New Haven County. Its land area is 21 square miles. Woodbridge is to the south, and Naugatuck to the north, and it is approximately 10 miles from New Haven.
The Law states that the information is a public record unless you are a Public Safety Official.
State-required applications are available through the Selectman's office.
The Bethany Town Hall and Lakeview Lodge are available for use. Reservations and fees are available trough the Selectman's Office. Insurance is required.
Contact the Highway Department at:
Bethany Town Hall
40 Peck Road
Bethany, CT 06524-3338
393-2100 or 393-1555
or the Selectman's Office at:
Board of Selectmen
Bethany Town Hall
40 Peck Road
Bethany, CT 06524
Yes! Call our First Selectman's Office for initial application. Once approved, the Selectman's Office will provide a local permit for carrying a pistol in town. You must apply for a state permit if you are carrying your pistol over the town line.
All must be posted with our town clerk. Contact the town clerk directly at:
Bethany Town Hall
40 Peck Road
Bethany, CT 06524-3338
or check the Community Calendar area of this web site for detailed information.Back
40 Peck Road. Heading north on Amity Road, turn left at the firehouse onto Peck Road.
Yes, there are Notaries in the Town Clerk's office and several in other departments. There is a $2.00 fee each time the seal is applied.
There is a list of Justices of Peace in the Town Clerk's Office, and on this website.
A permit is not needed for a tag sale.
Two tag sales are permitted in a calendar year and cannot exceed three days in duration each.
Probate Court for passports - it is now in Hamden. Judge Salvatore L. Diglio, Christine L. Theriault, Clerk 2750 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, 06518. Tel # is 203-287-7082..
Working papers for students may be obtained at the public high school serving your area of town whether or not you attended that school and at the Superintendent's Office at the Bethany Community School.
Voter registration cards are issued by the Town Clerk upon verification of enrollment by the Registrars of Voters office.
No. The Probate Court Clerk handles legal domestic matters such as decedent estates, guardianships, conservatorship and adoptions. The Town Clerk is responsible for maintaining land records, vital statistics, and all other official records relating to the town and its citizens. It also issues a variety of licenses, certificates and permits.
Signs that are tacked to utility poles are very dangerous. Many people don't realize that putting signs on poles endangers line workers who have to climb those poles to make repairs. Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs on the poles -- as well as the signs themselves -- can cause very serious damage. Line workers risk injury to themselves and damage to their equipment and protective clothing. If you're planning a tag sale or some other activity in your neighborhood, please do not post or hang signs to advertise it on utility poles.
Many people don't realize that posting signs on utility poles is illegal in Connecticut (Section 23-65a. of the General Statutes) and carries a $50 fine.
Almost all fees are set by state statute.
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