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A message from the Town Clerk of Durham

A message from the Town Clerk of Durham


Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Durham Town Clerk's office will be closed to the general public until further notice. However, the Town Clerk and/or Assistant Town Clerk will be onsite to assist you as much as possible during this outbreak. We are available by phone as well as by email.

The following operational changes will take place during this time:

Drop Box: The outer side door (ramp door) will be open into the foyer. A Drop Box has been placed there for recordings, requests for vital records, dog licensing, etc. Please be sure your payments are correct. If you wish to pay by credit card please make sure your phone number is included with your drop. 

Funeral homes, filing of death certificates, burial and cremation permits: Please call the Town Clerk's office before you arrive (860-349-3453). Enter the building on the north side, knock on the inner door and wait in the foyer near the drop box. Staff will meet you, take the funeral home paperwork, complete it and return permits and certified copies to you. 

Absentee balloting: The Presidential Preference Primary has been rescheduled to June 2, 2020. If you have already mailed in your absentee ballot application you do not need to send in another; we will use the application on hand. 

Registering to vote: Register to vote online at, or pick up a voter registration card near the Drop Box (northside entrance to Town Hall).

Land records availability: The Town of Durham land records (1947 to present) and survey maps are available to view online for free at You may also access Durham land records from the Town of Durham website, (online services tab). 

Hunting/fishing licenses: Hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased online at If you do not have a printer or if you are entitled to a free license, we will be happy to process your license over the phone.

Notary public services: All notary services are suspended until further notice.

Dog licensing: Dog licensing may be processed by mail only at this time. Call the Town Clerk's office if you have any questions.

Marriage licenses: Marriage licenses are available by appointment only. Call the Town Clerk’s office ahead of time.