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Hartford County Overview

Hartford County is a county located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the population was 894,014, making it the second-most populous county in Connecticut. Hartford County contains the city of Hartford, the state capital of Connecticut and the county’s most populous city, with an estimated 123,243 residents in 2016. Hartford County was one of four original counties in Connecticut established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 751 square miles, of which 735 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. It is the second-largest county in Connecticut by land area. The county is divided into two unequal parts by the Connecticut River, and watered by Farmington, Mill, Podunk, Scantic, and other rivers. The surface is very diverse: part of the river valleys is alluvial and subject to flooding, while other portions of the county are hilly and even mountainous. The county is bordered by one Massachusetts county, Hampden to the north. Remaining neighbors are all in Connecticut and include: Tolland to the east, New London to the southeast, Middlesex to the south, New Haven to the southwest, and Litchfield to the west. A total of 39 zip codes are used inside the county lines, the largest of which is 06106.

Hartford County Clerk Information

John V. Bazzano
Town and City Clerk
Hartford, CT 06103
Vital Records: (860) 757-9690
Land Records: (860) 757-9749

The goal of the Clerk’s office is to keep the most up-to-date and accurate official land and legislative records. The Town and City Clerk is appointed for an indefinite period by the Court of Common Council and is responsible for preparing Court of Common Council agendas, publication of the Journal of Official Minutes and the provision of certified copies of any proceedings of the Council. Also, as required by State Statute, the Town and City Clerk is also responsible for maintaining all land, voting, elections/primaries and military records; property ownership, voter registration cards, landlord certificate of registration, liquor applications and permits, claims against the City; Domestic Partnership Registration, Airplane Registration; issuance of various licenses, such as dog, hunting, fishing, etc.; administration of the Absentee Ballot Program and certifying notary publics. To act as guardian of the City seal, affixing only to proper and valid municipal documents. The Town and City Clerk has a responsibility to deliver the best service to the public in the most efficient and expedient manner in accordance with the requirements of the Charter, State Statutes, and Municipal Code.

Hartford County Records

You can obtain vital records from the office of the Town Clerk, address and phone number noted above.

Property tax records can be found in the assessor’s office:

Hartford City Hall
550 Main Street, Room 108
Hartford, CT 06103
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Tax bills can be paid online:

The Tax Collector office maximizes the collection of current year and delinquent municipal taxes due on personal property, motor vehicle and real estate holdings. Tax Office personnel continually strive to provide superior customer service to taxpayers and the public-at-large, while managing nearly eighty-thousand taxpayer accounts and processing nearly a quarter of a million financial transactions annually.

Tax Collection Office
Address: 550 Main St
Room 106
Hartford, CT 06103
Office: (860) 757-9630

As is the case with all eight of Connecticut’s counties, there is no county government and no county seat. As an area, it is only a geographical point of reference. In Connecticut, the cities and towns are responsible for all local governmental activities including fire and rescue, schools, and snow removal; in a few cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources.

Hartford, CT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20091,121,019
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200922,783
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093,677
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20093,187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20092,923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20093,202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20096,160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200984,686
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20094,757
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200972,549
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200931,410
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200980,172
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20095,749
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20095,799
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009141,211
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009143,709
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20099,627
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,883
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200995,174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200911,405
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200914,420
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200910,748
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200917,214
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092,326
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20097,782
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200918,191
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,654
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20096,054
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20093,551
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200928,105
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009246,780

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