8 Community Ave, Plainfield, CT 06374   •   Town Hall: 860-230-3001   •   Fax: 860-230-3033

  Plainfield Town Clerk

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.

Absentee Ballots are now available for the Democratic and Republican Primaries. The Primaries will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6am – 8pm at your regular polling places. If you are a registered voter, and are affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican party, and will be out of town, or otherwise unable to come to vote on August 14th, (pursuant to State law) you can obtain an Absentee Ballot at the Town Clerk’s Office. If you are an Unaffiliated voter, and would like to vote in one of the primaries, you can come in to the Town Hall and change your party affiliation. Please refer to our office hours. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Clerk’s Office at 860-230-3010.

There are open positions on Boards and Commissions that need to be filled as soon as possible. Interested parties shall email the First Selectman at ctendrichselectman@plainfieldct.org


Agriculture Commission has one Alternate vacancy

Term ends 1/3/22 - Open to any party

 Conservation Commission has one Alternate vacancy

Term ends 1/7/19 - Open to any party

and one Regular vacancy Term ends 1/6/20 - Open to Republican only

Ethics Commission has two vacancies

Term ends 1/7/19 - Open to Democrat only

 Term ends 1/4/21 - Open to Republican only

Housing Authority has two vacancies

Term ends 1/3/21  - Open to any party

 Term ends 1/1/23 - Open to Republican only

Inland Wetlands has one vacancy

Term ends 1/3/21 - Open to any party


 Planning & Zoning has one Alternate vacancy

Term ends 11/19/19 - Open to Democrat only


Your dog license will expire June 30, 2018. Please have your human obtain your new license between 6/1/18 and 6/30/18 or a penalty will be collected from your human pursuant to Sec. 22-338 General Statutes, State of Connecticut and an infraction incurred pursuant to Sec. 22-349. This financial penalty could result in less treats purchased by your human for your consumption. Take your human for a ride to the Plainfield Town Clerk's Office at 8 Community Ave and purchase your new license or take him or her for a walk to the post office or mailbox and get your new license by mail. The office is open Monday - Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm. If purchasing by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with $0.69 postage. Please do not slobber on the stamp. If you are having a ruff time understanding this, please call us at 860-230-3009 with your questions. Louisa R. Trakas, Plainfield Town Clerk. Don't forget to have your human bring a valid Rabies certificate!

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thurs. - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Louisa Trakas
Town Clerk
E-mail: ltrakas@plainfieldct.org

Kathleen Fitch
Assistant Town Clerk
E-mail: kfitch@plainfieldct.org

Cindy Matteau
Assistant Town Clerk
E-mail: cmatteau@plainfieldct.org

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