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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.
Please note that each City or Town may proceed with this process in a different manner. The following is a typical scenario. If any property-owner believes the assessment on their property is in excess of its fair market value they should first notify the assessor’s office. They may then appeal before the municipality's board of assessment appeals. The board of assessment appeals will review the case and make a determination as to the disposition of the appeal. Should the property-owner still feel the assessment is incorrect, they may appeal to the superior court for the judicial district in which the municipality is located. All appeals typically have time deadlines. Always contact your local Town Hall with any questions pertaining to the filing dates for appeals.
For more information, please call 860-665-8530.
All users of the system must get an account, with a user name and password. This will allow the system to store your applications and other information. For contractors, license information will be verified with the Department of Consumer Protection as part of the process of getting an account.
For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2.
Usernames, passwords, and all financial information related to payments are encrypted using secure servers and Advanced Encryption Standards (AES). ViewPermit uses SSL certificate (HTTPS) and Rijndael Symmetric Encryption algorithms and no credit card or financial information of any kind is ever retained by the software.
The contents of applications and permits, as well as correspondence related to permits are, however, generally considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and may be provided to other citizens upon their request. Some information related to permitting activity will be available over the Internet through the reports function of this system.
A permit must be obtained before beginning construction, alteration or repairs, other than ordinary repairs. (Ordinary repairs are nonstructural repairs and do not include addition to, alteration of, or replacement or relocation of water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring, or mechanical or other work for which a permit is required by the building official). Work requiring permits includes swimming pools over 24 inches in depth, decks, window replacements, installation of a wood or pellet stove, and installation of a pre-fabricated shed on your property. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2.
Each jurisdiction has a slightly different fee schedule, in most cases based on the value of the work being done. The fee will be automatically calculated by the system. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2.
If you pay online through the system, the payment partner (Stripe) does charge a fee of 2.99% + 0.99¢ for credit cards or a flat $5.50 fee for electronic checks , which under many town statutes must be passed on directly to the permit applicant. The fee is calculated automatically and you will have the opportunity to review it before approving your payment.
If you wish to avoid this payment you may mail in your application or pay in person, however, users should consider the cost of stamps or the time and fuel required.
A permit may be applied for by a homeowner or the homeowner’s authorized representative. An authorized representative must have authorization in writing to apply for a permit on the homeowner’s behalf. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2.
Homeowners can do their own work, if they occupy the home and do not rent out any part of it. The homeowner is still required to get a permit. With this exception, any individual doing permitted work must be licensed and registered with the State of Connecticut. The permit system will verify that contractors are currently licensed with the state Department of Consumer Protection. The town may also require other documentation related to workers compensation or other insurance.
Express Permits, which do not require plan review, will be issued instantly unless there are conditions that require review by an official (such as a property in a historic district). Examples of Express Permits include roofing, window replacement, electrical upgrades, and water heater installation. Other permits are required by law to be approved or denied within 30 days. The specific time for your permit will depend on a variety of factors. The new online permit system is part of a regional effort to make the approval process as quick and transparent as possible.
The system allows you to attach documents, photos, and plans before you submit them. If you prefer, you can drop off your plans at Town Hall. If you do so, make sure you reference the permit tracking number that you are given at the time of application.
The regional permitting system was developed by the Capitol Region Council of Governments through a regional service sharing grant from Connecticut’s Office of Policy Management. CRCOG followed a rigorous competitive procurement process, and selected the vendor ViewPoint GIS as the system provider. Towns may also have received a subsidy to help defray the costs of purchasing the system.
For more information, please visit the Building Department Permit Information page.
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.
For more information, please visit the Building Department Building Code page
Yes. For more information, please visit the Building Department Generator Installation page
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.
Eversource - Streetlight Repair
To submit a request for an Eversource Streetlight Repair, please go to:
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.
For current and historic Mill rates, please refer to Historical Grand Lists and Mill Rates (PDF)
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 Trash Away at (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. You may reserve passes up to 90 days in advance. To reserve a pass online, please visit
Your physical pass should be available after 1 p.m. on the day before your reservation. Because we cannot control when the pass is actually returned, we advise you to please call 860-665-8700 to determine if your pass is available. Your pass must be checked out from the library with the same library card that was used to make the reservation. Reservations must be made with an Adult Library Card. To make a reservation online, please visit
You may reserve 4 passes per month but you may not exceed 1 reservation per month for the same museum. During the summer and other high use periods passes will be limited to one per week up to 4 per month. If you fail to pick up passes twice in a 90 day period you will be blocked from reserving passes for 90 days. There is a $5 per day fine if the physical pass is not returned on time and the replacement fee for a lost physical pass is the cost of the pass. Print-on-Demand passes do not need to be returned, are only good for the day of the reservation and expire at he end of that day. For more information, please call 860-665-8700.
The physical pass is checked out until noon the day after your visit to the museum. We request that you return by noon the day after your visit to the museum so it will be available for other patrons. Passes should be returned to the circulation desk. The book drop may be used when the library is closed. Print-on-Demand passes do not need to be returned. For more information, please call 860-665-8700.
Passes allow a set number of people to attend the attraction or museum for a reduced rate or free admission. Patrons must abide by the conditions that each location sets forth. For more information, please call 860-665-8700.
If you reserve a physical pass and change your plans, you may cancel your own reservation or call 860-665-8700 and a staff person would be happy to cancel the reservation for you. Print-on Demand pass reservations will need to be changed or modified by a staff person. Print-on-Demand passes are invalid after the day of the reservation. To cancel your reservation for a physical pass: 1. Go to the Museum Online page2. Click on Log In and login with your library card number and your PIN (Your pin is the same number you use to access your library card account online).3. A list of your reservations will appear. Click on the Cancel button and then click Yes to confirm your cancellation.4. Your reservation will be removed from your List of Reservations. Log out of your account and then you are all set.
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 is using an outside vendor for Pistol Permit Applications. View more here.
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
You can register in person at the Registrar's or Town Clerk's office in the Newington Town Hall, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Service agencies, by mail or online on the Connecticut Secretary of the State website. You can call the Registrar of Voter's Office at 860-665-8516 to have an application mailed to you or on our website you can download the application and mail it to the Town of Newington, Registrar of Voters, 200 Garfield Street, Newington, CT 06111. You can also register on Election Day at the town's designated Election Day Registration location in the town hall.
Visit the check my registration page on the Secretary of State website. It will ask you for your town, name and date of birth, click search and it will tell you if you are registered and where.
Visit the Polling Places page and view the Voter Polling Location Map or Street Listings by District. Once you locate your district view the Polling Locations file on the Polling Places page and this will give you the name of the school and street your district is located.
Newington Town Clerk's Office handles absentee balloting. For more information view the Town Clerk Absentee Ballot page
Thanks to Connecticut's new Election Day Registration law, you can register and vote in person on Election Day in the Newington Town Hall Election Day Registration location. To register in person, you will need to supply proof of identity and residence. For more information, read Election Day Registration page.
You may register and vote in person on Election Day if you meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and you are not already registered, or you are registered in one town and want to change your registration because you currently reside in Newington. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she:- (1) A U.S. citizen- (2) Age 18 or older- (3) A bona fide resident of the town in which he or she applies for admission- (4) Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a disfranchising felony
Election Day Registration is not available at your polling place. Contact your local Registrar of Voters office for information about your town's designated Election Day Registration location, hour of operations, ID requirements and acceptable forms of identification. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency.
If you move into Newington from another town in Connecticut or from another state, you must re-register. Voter registration does not carry over between towns or states. To view your options please visit our Registrar of Voter page
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
200 Garfield Street
Newington, CT 06111
Forms without a signature can not be processed.
In order to work at the polls during an election or primary you must be a registered voter. The job requires you to work from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., sometimes later and you are compensated. Amount of compensation depends on position. You can call our office at 860-665-8515 to inquire of any open positions.
For a list of when your taxes are due and the time frame it covers please visit the tax collector website
View our payment options on the Tax Collectors Payment Information page
To avoid long lines, you may make your check out to the Newington Revenue Collector, and mail your payment to the Tax Office at: 200 Garfield Street Newington, CT 06111
You may come in to the Town Hall to the Tax Office on the Main Floor at: 200 Garfield Street Newington, CT 06111
Hours are between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday.
If a receipt is needed, please enclose both copies of your bill along with a self-addressed envelope with a stamp on it. Keep your copy for your IRS records.
Yes. If you have your DD214 it must be filed with the Town Clerk at 860-665-8545. If you are on active duty, you may contact the Assessor’s Office at 860-665-8530. If you are currently in the reserves and are not active, no exemptions are available.
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.
The Town Clerk’s Office has the grand list sorted alphabetically by property address. If you know the exact street address, you can locate the volume and page reference in the land records and obtain a copy of the deed to the property. If you are unsure of the location, we suggest you visit the Assessor’s Office and obtain a copy of the field card.
This will also have the volume/page reference, which we will guide you in locating when you visit our office located at:
200 Garfield Street
The Town Clerk’s Office maintains a computer index from 1976 forward. There is a public access computer which the staff will assist you in using, or you may search the land record index remotely. Records on this system are filed by name (not property location) - this information is quite easy to locate. Visit our office located at:
Dog licenses cost $8 for spayed or neutered and $19 if they are not spayed or neutered. Proof of a current rabies vaccination and proof of spaying or neutering is required at the time of licensing. Regardless of when the license is purchased, it expires on June 30 each year. Once your animal is in our computer system, a reminder is sent out annually.
For more license information, please visit the Town Clerk webpage.
The Newington Town Clerk’s office can issue certified copies of birth certificates if:
Birth records are not open for public inspection in accordance with section 7-51 of the Connecticut General Statutes. You may request a copy of your own birth certificate, your child’s, your spouse and your parents. Grandparents can also request a copy for their grandchildren.
Certified copies are available in 2 sizes:
Both are acceptable legal documents with the raised seal.
The Newington Registrar of Voters will accept your voter registration application. If the Registrars are not available, the Town Clerk’s Office is happy to issue and accept this paperwork.
For more information, please view the Registrar of Voters webpage
You can register to vote at either the Registrars of Voters Office or the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. Voter registration forms are also available through the Department of Motor Vehicles or at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library.
The Registrars of Voters may be contacted at 860-665-8516 or 860-665-8517. If they are not available, you may contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-665-8545.
You will need an approved zoning permit. Please see Keeping of Hens for rules and recommendations.