Main Menu

Explore More

West Hartford

Town Clerk's Office

Due to the Covid-19 our offices remains closed to the public. During this time, we have made changes to how our offices provides service to Land Records, Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates and we have suspended Notary Services. Most business can be done online or by mail. For any urgent matters, please email a staff member or contact us by phone at 860-561-7436. 

The town clerk’s office cares deeply about your safety and the safety of its staff. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

The office of the Town Clerk is the oldest in American History. It was created with the landing of the early settlers in America and serves as a direct link between the citizens of the community and their government. Every town and city in Connecticut has a town Clerk who serves in the

role as: custodian of official public records; communicator of public policy; organizer of public business; recorder of the community's history, performer of many varied tasks that assist in the smooth operation of local governance.

Our office is the central hub of local government, linking citizens with the documentation of their town’s business and events.

In addition to the Land Records, Vital Statistics and other records, the Town Clerk is also designated as the Council Clerk. In this capacity, the Council Clerk serves as the official secretary at Town Council Meetings and Public Hearings, and is the

certifying official on municipal documents.

We connect with over 50,000 customers by phone, mail or in person each year; are second only to the Tax Department in revenue collection (between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 each year); and process over 24,000 transactions a year.

Your Town Clerk’s office has entered the twenty-first century embracing the technology age. Our state of the art computer system allows for documents to be indexed and scanned making the information immediately available to the public through computer terminals. This system also links revenue and other functions within the office.

Our office is continuously striving to provide courteous and efficient services to our citizens and taxpayers through the most modern and cost-effective methods available.  We look forward to assisting you!

Essie S. Labrot
Town Clerk


Election 2020 Updates

Absentee Ballots




birth marriage death certificate requests




Dog Licenses



Getting married in West hartford?


Land records

Notary Public services


Trade names



veteran's papers


Voter registration



Office Hours

Monday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

*Land recordings must be processed 15 minutes prior to our closing time. 

Town Holiday Schedule 

Contact Information

West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 313
West Hartford, CT 06107
Fax 860-561-7438


Staff Directory

Essie Labrot

Job Title: Town Clerk
Phone Numbers:
Work: (860) 561-7430

Madonna King

Job Title: Deputy Town Clerk
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7430

Cindy Porrini

Job Title: Assistant Town Clerk
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7430

Carol Ditaranto

Job Title: Clerk of Vital Statistics
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-7430