Town Clerk

The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for a variety of functions in the Town of Ridgefield. Please use our menu links to learn more about each type of service. A brief synopsis of each function is provided below:

Land Records (click here to search the Ridgefield Land Records Index.)

The Town Clerk's Office maintains all of the Land Records including Deeds, Mortgages and Survey Maps.  

The Ridgefield Town Clerk is providing a free new tool to help property owners protect one of their most valuable assets. Sign up to receive alerts whenever a document, such as a deed or mortgage, is recorded under your name.  You can sign up at Please note there may be other property owners in the town that share the same name. 

Ridgefield GIS - click here to access the Ridgefield Tax Assessor GIS Mapping Portal

Public Drinking Water Source Protection Area Map 

Applications for any project located within a public water supply, aquifer protection area or watershed area before the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, or the Inland Wetland Agency must notify the Commissioner of the CT Department of Public Health (CTDPH). In order to determine if your project is in this area, consult the “Public Drinking Water Source Protection Area Map” above. If your project falls within one of these areas, locate the PWS ID# (Public Water Supply ID#) and the PWS Name on the map and continue with the application instructions as given by the P & Z Commission, ZBA or the IWB. 

Vital Records

Our office maintains Vital Records such as Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Union records and issues certified copies of such. We also issue Burial and Cremation permits and maintain the Sexton's reports for our local cemeteries.


We issue a variety of licenses including Dog & Kennel LicensesFish & Game Licenses and Marriage Licenses.

Meeting Documentation

We receive and manage agendas and minutes of 35 Town Boards and Commissions including agendas and minutes of all Town Meetings and Public Hearings.

Business Certificates and Licensing

We record and manage Trade Names Certificates for businesses doing business in the Town of Ridgefield.

Elections & Voting

The Town Clerk has many responsibilities in administering Elections. Among these are: Issuing, mailing and recording Absentee Ballots; Nominating Petitions; Candidate Certifications; Campaign Financing; Preparing Ballots; Publication of Election notices and the preparation and verification of various election reports.

Other Functions

The Town Clerk's Office also maintains Military Discharges, Foreclosure Registrations and Liquor Permits.

Contact the Town Clerk's Office

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Wendy Gannon Lionetti Town Clerk 203-431-2783