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The theme is “Seasons of Newington “. Your electronic art/graphic art/photograph will represent a month of the year, with one image selected for the cover. Tell us what season, place, or event the photo/artwork represents.
Entries will be accepted from November 1, 2019-March 1, 2020.
All submissions will be uploaded when you complete the registration form. Fill out your registration here
Send your entries as a JPEG, GIF, or PNG. The file must be at least 300 DPI. The winners will be notified on or about February 29, 2020.
Newington residents 14 years of age and older.
The calendars will first be sold at the 2020 Extravaganza at the 150th Anniversary Celebration booth.
For more information, please visit the
Yes if the pool is more than 24 inches deep. A swimming pool application, a zoning permit application and a copy of the plot plan showing location of the pool will be required. For above-ground pools, provide a picture of the pool.
For more information, please call 860-665-8580.
Yes, a permit is needed for any work performed within the town’s rights-of-way. Have your contractor call the engineering office for a Contractor Application Packet. The fee for driveways is $25. The Engineering Department phone is: 860-665-8570.
No. For streetlight repairs, please contact Eversource at 860-286-2000, or enter a service request for repair on the Eversource website: https://www.eversource.com/clp/wms/streetlight.aspx?nl=slr
No. This is not a service provided by the town. You need to hire a licensed surveyor to perform this service.
No. You need to contact a private engineer for this service.
No. This is a civil matter. However, you as the owner of your property have the right to cut at the property line branches that extend over your property line.
The adopted 2014 to 2015 Town budget totals $110,083,292. This compares to $106,058,696 in 2013 to 2014 or an increase of 3.8%.
The adopted 2015 to 2016 Town budget totals $113,594,454. This compares to $110,083,292 in 2014 to 2015 or an increase of 3.2%.
The adopted 2016-2017 Town budget totals $115,616,482. This compares to $113,594,454 in 2015-16 or an increase of 1.8%.
The adopted 2017-2018 Town budget totals $115,858,962. This compares to $115,616,482 in 2016-17 or an increase of 0.2%.
For more information, please call 860-665-8520.
- The mill rate for fiscal year 2011-12 is 30.02 mills, up .84 mills from 2010 to 2011
- The mill rate for fiscal year 2012-13 is 32.64 mills, up 2.62 mills from 2011 to 2012
- The mill rate for fiscal year 2013-14 is 33.63 mills, up .99 mills from 2012 to 2013
- The mill rate for fiscal year 2014-15 is 34.77 mills, up 1.14 mills from 2013 to 2014
- The mill rate for fiscal year 2015-16 is 35.80 mills, up 1.03 mills from 2014 to 2015
The mill rate for fiscal year 2016-17 is 35.75 mills, down 0.05 mills from 2015-16.
The mill rate for fiscal year 2017-18 is 36.59 mills, up 0.84 mills from 2016-17.
As of June 30, 2017, the Town will have $5,220,000 in bonds outstanding. The Town refunded $9.8 million of bonds in February 2013. Its last bond sale was in June 2005, in the amount of $3.7 million to fund improvements to the expansion and renovation to the Newington Police station.
The Town made principal payments during the 2016-17 fiscal year totaling $1.035 million. The Town had no bonds authorized but unissued at June 30, 2016.
For more information, please call 860-665-8520.
The Town will pay out $1,676,931 of which $1.445 million is for principal and $231,931 for interest in 2014 to 2015.
The Town will pay out $1,227,831 of which $1.04 million is for principal and $187,831 for interest in 2015 to 2016.
The Town will pay out $1,191,631 of which $1.035 million is for principal and $156,631 for interest in 2016-17.
The Town will pay out $1,150,581 of which $1.025 million is for principal and $125,581 for interest in 2017-18.
In 2014 to 2015, the Town will pay $3.217 million for these services.
In 2015 to 2016, the Town will pay $3.404 million for these services.
In 2016-17, the Town will pay $3.659 million for these services.
In 2017-18, the Town will pay $3.915 million for these services.
In 2016-17, the Town is expected to receive about $20.0 million or approximately 17.3% of its operating budget from the State of Connecticut. Of this amount $2.6 million is for payment in lieu of taxes for exempt facilities in the Town. The largest grant is from the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) grant which totals $13.2 million.
The Education budget is $63.3 million and comprises 61% of the Town budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The Education budget is $66.1 million and comprises 62% of the Town budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
The Education budget is $68 million and comprises 62% of the Town budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
The Education budget is $69.8 million and comprises 62% of the Town budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
The Education budget is $70.2 million and comprises 61% of the Town budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
The Education budget is $70.4 million and comprises 61% of the Town budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
The Town audits for the periods ending June 30th, 2016 & several previous years are available online.
Each year, the Town audit report for the period ending June 30th will be available after December 31st.
Residents may obtain landfill permits at the Town Highway Garage (281 Milk Lane) 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or at the Town Hall in the Town Clerk’s office 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday. License and registration of residents’ vehicle are required to obtain a sticker. Permit Application Form
Bulk collection is done every Thursday and residents are asked to contact Trash Away (860)-229-1164 to schedule a pick up. Each residence is allowed two non-metal items per week and must contact the department prior to 3:30 on Tuesday to schedule a pick up. The town is allowed a maximum of 165 stops per week therefore scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis.
Scrap metal collection is done every Tuesday and residents are asked to contact Trash Away (860)-229-1164 to schedule a pick up. The deadline for scheduling a scrap metal pick up is 3:00 on Monday. The fee for the first item is $11.00 and $5.00 for each additional item. Residents may also bring the scrap metal to the Town Landfill during operating hours.
Residents may obtain a second trash container by contacting Trash Away (860)-229-1164. The annual non-prorated fee is $90.00.
Residents may obtain an additional recycling container by contacting the Sanitation Department (860)-229-1164. Currently there is no charge for the additional container.
Not so common household items
Fluorescent and CFL bulbs may be recycled as part of the Town's Ewaste program at the Town's Landfill during operating hours. Incandescent bulbs are not recyclable and my be disposed of in your green trash container.
Excess or old paint may be recycled as part of the CT DEEP's Paint recycling program
Affordable housing is very limited. The Department has a list of apartments and senior housing. A social worker can assist you in looking at your options based on your financial circumstance.
For more information, please call 860-665-8590.
The Housing Education Resource Center specializes in landlord tenant issues. Their counseling hotline is available Tuesday and Fridays at 860-296-4372. Feel free to consult with our staff by calling 860-665-8590 regarding your individual situation.
If you are concerned about your elderly parent(s), or any friend, neighbor, family member it may be helpful to consult with a physician, nurse or social worker. Please contact us 860-665-8660 and we can discuss the situation with you. It may be appropriate to consult with Protective Services for the Elderly- they can be reached for referral at 1-888-385-4225.
Human Services offers confidential counseling services to children, adults, seniors and families. Our clinical staff are masters level and licensed professionals including Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors. Services are available on a sliding scale fee by appointment Monday through Friday, days and evenings.
For more information, please call 860-665-8597.
We offer numerous volunteer and community service opportunities within the Department including Food Bank, Holiday Food, Toy and Gift Program, Clothing Closet, Youth Leadership, Youth Mentors and Office Assistance.
Volunteers also help plan community awareness and education programs.
We accept a limited number of field placement students from surrounding colleges and universities.
For more information, please call 860-665-8597
The Outdoor Education Center provides opportunities to explore and remain active outdoors during all seasons. We offer canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and top-rope rock climbing experiences. Our wood heated "Yurt" enables us to facilitate day-long or overnight adventures through all seasons!
All of our outdoor activities use the "Challenge by Choice" philosophy. The challenge-by-choice approach enables each participant to experience their own success in the context of their own aspirations. All of our challenge course and outdoor activities are facilitated by certified trained instructors.For more information, please call 860-665-8594.
Yes the Board of Trustees has a Donor Naming Recognition Policy in which the naming or name recognition of library facilities, rooms, special use areas, and specialized collections are set forth in this policy. To learn more please visit The Donor Naming Recognition Policy.
You may reserve a pass online with your Adult Library Card from home or you may call the library at 860-665-8700 to reserve a pass. If it is a Print-on-Demand pass, just print and go. A library staff member will also be happy to reserve a pass for you. You may reserve passes up to 90 days in advance. To reserve a pass online, please visit
Convenient ways to register: Fax-in: Complete and sign the registration form. Do not include credit card information. PLEASE call to confirm that your fax came through and provide credit card information (if applicable) at 860-665-8666. Fax to 860-665-8739.
Mail-in: Complete and sign the registration form. Include VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card information or make checks payable to “Newington Parks & Recreation.” Mail to Newington Parks & Recreation, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111.
Walk-in: Register in our office, which is located in the Mortensen Community Center at Town Hall, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT. Walk-in office hours are: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Drop slot may be available after hours.
Applications are accepted year-round, unless an application deadline is set. For summer positions, we usually set an application deadline in March. Due to the number of applications we receive, we highly recommend applying early. However, depending on current staffing needs, we may still have positions available until our summer programs begin.
UPDATED POLICE REPORTS REQUEST PROCEDURE:
Due to COVID-19 concerns, anyone that requires reports from the NPD Records Department may request the reports using our record request form and provide the required information in the form. There will be no in-person requests for reports. Call 860-665-7331 with any questions.
The Police Department can fingerprint Town residents, as well as people who work in Town. This service is available by appointment only on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a $25 fee (cash or check). To make an appointment, call the Records Department at (860) 665-7331 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You will be required to wear a mask and will be asked a series of health related questions, along with a temperature check prior to being fingerprinted.
There are various applications that require fingerprinting so please call 860-665-7331 to inquire about specific applications.
Vendor permits can be obtained from the Records Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $100 fee for the permit.
Tag sale permits can be obtained from the Records Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no fee for this permit. Tag sale forms are also available online.
To apply for a Police Officer's position, please go to PoliceApp.com to obtain all the information that you need regarding deadlines and necessary tests to complete before applying.
Recyclables diverted from the waste stream lower the cost the town pays in disposal fees for MSW (household garbage), currently there is no charge to dispose of recyclable material. Recycling not only helps the environment, it also saves money. For more information, please call 860-667-5874.
For the most current list of recyclable items please visit Recyclect.com
It will not be collected. For more information, please call 860-229-1164.
No. With single stream recycling you will no longer need to bag or bundle paper and cardboard, or separate plastic and glass, simply place all your acceptable recyclables into your container and wheel it to the curb. Please remember to rinse glass and plastic containers prior to placing them in the container. Also, remember that items not placed in the recycling container will not be collected. For more information, please call 860-667-5874.
No. Please do not place any household waste in the recycling container, only recyclables should be placed in the blue container. If you need an additional refuse or recycling container, please contact Trash Away at 860-229-1164 for details. For those residents with excess recyclables, acceptable items may be brought to the Town Landfill during
To be removed from the voter list you must submit the following form. Please print out form and sign. Mail or hand deliver to
Newington Town Hall
131 Cedar Street
Newington, CT 06111
Forms without a signature can not be processed.
Newington residents: $5 per year Residents of other communities: $10 per year
How to Join:Please complete a Membership Application (below).
Return the application with your fee. You will be given a key tag that you will use to sign in for all programs and services.
This fee will be waived for residents who cannot afford it. Talk to our Social Worker for details. Some services (e.g. social work, transportation) are available to residents only. The membership year runs from July 1 - June 30. Membership Application.
You will need an approved zoning permit. Please see Keeping of Hens for rules and recommendations.