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.

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

Emmett J. Lyman
First Selectman's Office
PO Box 385, 1 Plains Road
Moodus, CT 06469

Town Clerk’s Office
Debra H. Denette, Town Clerk
Beverly R. Christopher, Assistant Town Clerk
PO Box 385, 1 Plains Road
Moodus, CT 06469




The Clerk’s Office is closed to the public until further notice.   
The following constitutes our plans so that we can continue to operate.

On Line Land Records:  Our land record images are free to view for the duration of the National Emergency.  East Haddam has images available from June 1983 to the current date.  Prior to that date, please call the Office, we will attempt to assist you. The web address is:  www.uslandrecords.com.  By changing the date in the date range to the current date you will have the most up to date information.  The date indicated is the date we are verified through (someone has to check the checker).

Recordings:  Please call 860-873-5027 for drop box instructions.  Please put your fax number or email with the recording so that we can forward the receipt with your recording information to you.  It would be preferable if you mail your recording. 

Sportsman’s Licenses

You may procure your licenses at www.ct.gov/deep/hunting
If you do not have a printer, we will be happy to print and mail the license to you once payment has been made via the on line option.  If you are entitled to a free license we will process the license and mail it to you upon request. Payments by cash or check can be made at the drop box window, and we will process your license through the box.

Dog’s Licenses

2020/2021 licenses go on sale June 1st.  We are asking that all licensing be processed through the mail this year.  The drop box is another option, but not ideal for mass processing.  Renewal notices will be mailed prior to June 1st.

Liquor Permits

Please call the office for instructions if you have a permit to file. 

Absentee Balloting

Presidential preference primaries have been rescheduled to August 11, 2020.  Ballots are not available at this time, accordingly, please process your application entirely through the mail at this time.


Notary Public service

Notarial services are being conducted at the Clerk window and through the tax collectors drop box.  Please call for additional information and to arrange for an appointment.

Vital Statistics

Copies of birth, marriages and death certificates will be processed through the mail only.  Please visit the Clerk’s website at www.easthaddam.org for the application and information on mail processing instructions.

Marriage Licenses

Please call the office to discuss.

Filing of Death Certificates

Please call the office for an appointment.   

Agenda’s and Minutes

Minutes are available for review at www.easthaddam.org. 

For all other concerns, please call or email the Office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this crisis together.

Deb Denette

1 Plains Road
PO Box 385
Moodus ,
Fax: 860-873-5042

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 7:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm