Notary Public

Both the Town Clerk and Assistant Town Clerk provide Notary Public Services. A Government issued photo identification is required.

The person whose signature is being notarized, must sign the document in person in the presence of the Notary.

Notaries in the Town Clerk’s Office do not notarize wills, nor do they notarize any documents attesting to an individual’s competency.


Notary Public Commissions are issued by the Secretary of the State’s Office in Hartford. Notaries must record their commission at the Town Clerk’s Office in the town where they reside. Additionally, they may also record their appointment in the town where they do business.

Recordation of a Notary appointment is $20.00, (effective July 1, 2018) payable to the Town of East Haddam. The fee is collected at the time the oath is administered.  Information on becoming a Notary may be found at the link below:


Military Discharges

Military Records
 To receive a veteran’s exemption on the assessed value of your real or personal property, you must file your original DD-214 certificate (separation papers from active duty) in the Town Clerk’s office. You must file by September 30 to receive credit on the following year’s tax bill. There is no fee and application is required. A certified copy of your DD-214 previously filed with another town will be accepted if an original is not available.

Determination of eligibility for tax credits is made by the Assessor Office.  To qualify for these benefits, you must have served during a time of war.  

Military personnel classified as “active duty during wartime” may also be eligible for a tax credit.  The Tax Assessor should be contacted directly for questions regarding active duty status.

Duplicate copies of DD-214's may be obtained by contacting the National Personnel Records Center, at 1 (800) 827-1000 and request Form 180. Or you can visit their website at "www.nara.gov". They can be reached by e-mail at "hartford.query@vba.va.gov".


Municipal Veteran Service Contact

Don Henson
31 Bashan Road
East Haddam, CT 06423
(860) 227-3600

General Information
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