Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Town Clerk's Office

Town Clerk's Office

Town Clerk: Natalie Ellston
Assistants: Joy Bissonnette

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - 9 am to 5 pm

Thursday - 9 am to 6:30 pm

Friday - CLOSED

(860) 546-9377 / Fax: (860) 546-9295

Mailing Address:   PO Box 27, Canterbury, CT  06331


NOTICE:  To obtain a sticker for access to the transfer station, you MUST present your CURRENT CANTERBURY MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION in the Town Hall front office and fill out a Transfer Station Resident Application.  

DOG LICENSES:  Licenses are renewed in June of each year.  If your dog's rabies certificate has expired, please bring the new certificate with you in order to obtain a license.  If your dog is spayed/neutered, we must see verification from the vet.  Puppies require a license at 6 mos. of age.

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for the recording and safe-keeping of all land records pertaining to real estate transactions in the Town. We also maintain the permanent records of Town meetings, elections and Boards and Commission meetings.

We issue all Sportsman licenses, dog licenses and marriage licenses. We are involved in all Town elections and referenda and issue absentee ballots. We maintain all birth, death and marriage certificates filed in the Town.

SPORTSMEN LICENSES AND FEES:   The DEEP has initiated a new Trout and Salmon stamp (2018) which costs $5.00 in addition to the fishing license fees.

VITAL RECORDS:  The cost to obtain a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate is currently $20.00 for each record.  Please call ahead with your request.


Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday: CLOSED