Town Clerk: Custodian of the Public Records
The Plainfield Town Clerk is elected by the voters for a four-year term and serves as the Recorder of
Deeds and the Registrar of Vital Statistics. Each town clerk may appoint assistant town clerks who
shall, in the absence or inability of the town clerk, have all the powers and perform all the duties of
the Town Clerk.
The Plainfield Town Clerk's Office conducts a wide range of services including, but not limited to,
recording land and vital records as well as issuing an assortment of licenses and permits including
Dog licenses, Sportsman's licenses & permits, Marriage licenses, Vendor permits, Liquor permits and
Trade Name certificates. The Town Clerk administers the oath of office to all elected and appointed
members of local boards and commissions. All notices of all local government bodies are posted in
the Clerk's Office as well as the minutes of these meetings.