August 11, 2020 Primary Absentee Ballot Information

Per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order to allow voters to vote by Absentee ballot for the August 11, 2020 Primary, an Absentee Ballot application will be mailed to all eligible Active voters by the end of June.  Because this is a Primary, eligible voters means all Active Republican and Democratic registered voters.  The polls will still be open on Primary day and you can vote in-person if you so choose.  If you wish to vote by Absentee, please fill out the application you receive in the mail and return it to the Town Clerk’s office.  A pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope will be included with your application.  Once the Town Clerk’s office receives your application, you will be mailed a ballot.  For your convenience, there will be a dropbox outside of the Town Hall on 8 Community Avenue that will be designated for Absentee applications and ballots only.  You may also mail your ballot to our office and a pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope will be included when you receive your ballot.  As the Town Hall is still closed to the public at this time, we will not be issuing or accepting any ballots in-person.  Once we re-open to the public, we are asking that if you can mail or drop your application/ballot, please continue to do so to alleviate excessive traffic in the building.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the Town Clerk’s office at 860-230-3010.  You may also email the Town Clerk, Barbi Gardiner, at bgardiner@plainfieldct.org.

We are asking for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new process.  Thank you.

Legal Notices

Primary of the Republican and Democratic Party will be held on August 11, 2020 Additional Info…

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June is Licensing Month!

Pursuant to Connecticut State Statutes, section 22-338, all dogs six months or older must be licensed. For everyone’s safety dog licensing will be conducted through our ONLINE portal or BY MAIL this year due to COVID-19.

Fees are as follows: $19 per dog or $8.00 per dog that is spayed/neutered. Valid rabies certificate required. New dog registrations require proof from your vet if your dog has been spayed/neutered.

All current dog licenses expire on June 30th, 2020. There is a $1.00 per month late fee after August 1st.

Thank you!


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.

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