Lookup Public Records in Litchfield CountyConnecticut. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Litchfield County Overview

Litchfield County is a county located in northwestern Connecticut in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 189,927. The county was named after Lichfield, in England. Litchfield County has the lowest population density of any county in Connecticut and is geographically the state’s largest county. Litchfield County was created on October 9, 1751, by an act of the Connecticut General Court from land belonging to Fairfield, New Haven, and Hartford counties. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 945 square miles, of which 921 square miles is land and 24 square miles is water. It is the largest county in Connecticut by area. Litchfield County is roughly contiguous with the portion of the Appalachian Mountains range known as the Berkshire Mountains (sometimes locally, this area is called the Litchfield Hills). Two Massachusetts counties reside to the north and northeast, Berkshire and Hampden respectively. Dutchess County, New York borders to the west. And three other Connecticut counties are also neighbors, Hartford to the east, New Haven to the southeast, and Fairfield to the south. The county only uses one zip code, which is 06759.

Hartford County Clerk Information

Lisa A. Losee, CCTC is the town clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics.
74 West Street
PO Box 488
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-7561

The office of the Town Clerk is one of the oldest positions in government and the duties and responsibilities are vast and numerous. In this office all records of the town are faithfully recorded, filed, maintained and preserved in accordance with State Statute. This includes all land records; maps and surveys; vital records such as births, deaths, marriages and burial records; military discharges; election results; town ordinances; committee and commission memberships, meeting schedules, notices and minutes; trade name certificates; liquor licenses; and notary appointments, to name a few. Many of our records go back to the 1700 and 1800’s and most records are available to the public during regular business hours. In addition to being the official records keeper the Town Clerk is the keeper of the Town Seal; administering oaths, witnessing signatures and affixing the town seal to all official town documents. The Town Clerk serves as Registrar of Vital Statistics, an elections officer responsible for the ordering of election supplies, the issuing and accounting of all absentee ballots & the certification of election results; and as an agent of the State of Connecticut. Other duties include, but are not limited to, the collection of real estate conveyance tax, open space penalties and ZBA fees; issuing marriage licenses and certified copies of vital records; appointing unaffiliated JP’s; the annual registration of dogs; the sale of sportsmen’s licenses; and the assistance with voter registration. In the Town of Litchfield, the Clerk’s office is the official posting place for agendas and legal notices. The Town Clerk’s office is a source of information for the public, visitors and residents alike. Inquiries are made, questions are answered, research is conducted, and genealogical puzzles are solved.

Hartford County Records

Vital records can be found in the town clerk’s office, shown above.

Pay tax bills online:

The County Assessor is Kathy Brown, CCMA II
74 West Street
PO Box 488
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-7559

It is the responsibility and goal of the Assessor’s Office to ensure that all taxable property located within the Town of Litchfield is assessed according to Connecticut State Statutes so that every property owner shares their appropriate share of the total property tax burden. Property records:

The Tax Collector is Nancy W. Southard, CCMC
74 West Street
PO Box 356
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-7557

The Tax Collector’s office is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes and collection of parking tickets. This comprises approximately 89 percent of the Town of Litchfield’s operating budget. Types of charges include:

  • Business / personal property taxes
  • Motor vehicle taxes
  • Real estate taxes
  • Parking tickets

    The office strives to work with taxpayers to resolve their tax issues within the limits of the Connecticut General Statutes.

    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.

    Litchfield, CT Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009258,712
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20096,043
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091,079
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009923
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,084
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,055
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,715
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200928,734
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,019
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200918,438
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20097,481
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200928,298
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,163
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,637
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200940,510
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200943,726
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20092,862
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,610
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200916,328
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20092,148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20093,942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,559
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20095,206
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20091,789
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009221
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20095,676
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,091
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,018
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,199
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009644
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200919,406
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