Town Hall Department Operations Starting June 22, 2020

Town Hall will reopen to the public on June 22nd, with restrictions. The double doors in the foyer next to the Meeting Hall will be the only point of entry. When you arrive, a greeter will take your temperature and make sure you are wearing a mask. If you have business to conduct that cannot be done by mail or phone, the greeter will direct you to the appropriate office. If more than 2-3 people request access to the same office, a waiting area will be available in the Meeting Hall. There will be hand sanitizing stations available throughout the building.

IMPORTANT: Beach passes, tax payments, dog licenses, and recordings will only be accepted by drop off or in the mail. Beach passes will not be issued in person. We strongly encourage you to conduct business by phone and/or mail to reduce the number of people entering Town Hall. There is a lock box attached to the front door mail slot that you can utilize to drop off items outside of Town Hall hours. Town Hall will be open for regular hours from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. If you need to speak with a specific Town Hall employee, please call to make an appointment.

For information about specific departments please see below.

Assessor’s Office

Appointments only, no walk ins. Field cards and Assessor’s information available by email. Assessor's maps are available in the hall outside the office.

Visit their webpage for contact information.

Building, Land Use, and Zoning Departments

Appointments only. Building permits need to be completed online:

Building Department webpage.

Zoning Department webpage.  

First Selectman’s Office

Beach Parking Passes: Beach parking passes will not be processed in-person. You can download the application and learn about the process here:

Transfer Station Sticker: If you need a sticker to use the Transfer Station, please contact the office.

Trash & Recycling Carts: If you need to order a cart, you can use this form:

Pistol Permits: If you need a pistol permit application you can download it here:

Visit the department webpage for contact information. 

Social Services

Appointments highly recommended. Office hours are Monday 9 AM – 1 PM, Wednesday 12 – 4 PM, and Friday 9 AM -1 PM.

Visit the department webpage for contact information.

Tax Collector

All tax payments must either be mailed, paid online, or dropped off at Town Hall. No in person payments.

Visit the department webpage for contact information. 

Town Clerk’s Office

Dog Licensing

Dog license applications and renewals will continue to be processed by mail or can be placed in the drop box located in the front, middle door of Town Hall. Pursuant to Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7II, the start date for the imposition of the late fee has been extended from July 1st to August 1st, at which time the Town Clerk’s office will begin imposing a late fee of $1.00 per month. New dog license applications are available here: For dogs currently licensed in Old Lyme, renewals have been mailed. Please mail the dog license application and/or renewal form, current rabies vaccination issued by your veterinarian (rabies must be effective July 1, 2020), check made payable to the “Town of Old Lyme” for the appropriate fee and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Town Clerk, Town of Old Lyme, 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or use the Town Hall drop box.

Land Recordings

Land recordings will continue to be accepted via U.S. Mail, UPS, FedEx or drop box in the front door of Town Hall (sealed envelope with your contact information and to attention Town Clerk). No in person recordings will be conducted. 

Title Searching

The vault will be open to title searchers by appointment only. Please contact the office to make an appointment. In addition, land records will remain viewable online through recordhub: How to instructions are available at

Certified Copies of Birth, Death or Marriage Certificates

• Requests can be sent via U.S. Mail. Click here to access the forms:

Applying for a Marriage License

• By appointment only (860) 434-1605 ext. 220

Funeral Homes

• By appointment only (860) 434-1605 ext. 220


The Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed to August 11, 2020. Applications for Absentee Ballots are available on our website and will also be mailed to registered Democrats and Republicans beginning July 21, 2020. If you already have an application on file, it will be honored for the new primary date. 

Fishing and Hunting Licenses/Permits

Available for purchase at:

Visit the department webpage for additional information.