City of Middletown Department of Planning, Conservation and Deve 245 Dekoven Dr, Middletown, CT06457 This department plans and guides all commercial and residential growth in Middletown. The office is structured to…More provide "one-stop shopping" for development proposals by administering five functions: planning and zoning, community development (including block grants and programs for first-time homebuyers and historic preservation), economic development (including grants for small businesses and tax incentives), environmental regulation and zoning enforcement. The department's eight-member staff serves nine citizen committees and commissions.
City of Middletown Office of the Town Clerk 245 Dekoven Dr, Middletown, CT06457 The town clerk's office is the custodian of records for all land transactions and maps in Middletown — some dating…More back to the 1700s. Services also include justice of the peace, notary public and state licensing of trade names and liquor stores. The town clerk's office also has election duties, including the preparation and issuance of absentee ballots. It's the public repository for meeting notices, agendas and the minutes of meetings for various municipal boards, commissions and the common council.
City of Middletown Office of the Registrar of Voters 245 Dekoven Dr, Middletown, CT06457 This office works closely with the Secretary of the State's office to ensure elections and referendums are conducted…More according to state laws. Registrars are responsible for voter education, updating lists of registered voters, maintaining voting machines, training election officials and making sure operations at the polls run smoothly. They also appoint a head moderator to declare the results of an election for the municipality. There is one registrar for the Republican Party and one for the Democratic Party; both are elected to two-year terms. The agency's offices are in the basement of city hall.
This department maintains parking meters, enforces Middletown's downtown parking regulations and collects revenues…More from 1,000 municipal spaces (half of which are metered).
Along with the city's Parking Advisory Committee, it also recommends changes in fares, fines and improvements to parking facilities, policies and practices and fares. It also hears appeals in parking disputes. Offices are in the basement of city hall.
This office keeps all records for the Grand List, the total value of all taxable properties in town: real estate,…More personal property and motor vehicles. By state law, it also conducts revaluations of all real estate every five years to ensure those values are accurate.
The department also fields disputes (which are reviewed by the board of assessment appeals) and administers tax-relief programs for qualifying residents and businesses.
Call or visit the offices in Room 115 of City Hall, or check out the Web site for information about tax exemptions for senior citizens, disabled residents, veterans and businesses.
City of Middletown Public Works Department 245 Dekoven Dr, Middletown, CT06457 Public Works is responsible for planning, engineering, building, snowplowing and maintaining roughly 200 miles of city…More roads in Middletown. It does much the same for 90 miles of sidewalks. The department also plants and preserves trees along city streets and issues construction and building permits for homes and businesses in Middletown. The Middletown Recycling Center (formerly known as the landfill) at Johnson and North Main streets is also under its purview; so is garbage collection and recycling for roughly 2,200 homes and businesses in downtown. The department also maintains all city-owned vehicles (except fire apparatuses).
City of Middletown Department of Finance and Revenue Services 245 Dekoven Dr, Middletown, CT06457 This office includes the tax-collector and finance divisions. The tax collector computes and bills for all real-estate,…More motor-vehicle and personal-property taxes owed the city (including taxes for the Central City Fire District; taxes for the city's other two fire districts, South Fire and Westfield, are billed separately, as are bills for water, sewer and sanitation services in the central district). The finance department makes payments on behalf of the city, keeps track of expenditures and cash disbursements and manages the city's cash investments. It also handles all bonding for the city. The payroll and purchasing offices are also in this department.
City of Middletown Office of the Common Council 245 Dekoven Dr, Middletown, CT06457 The Common Council is the legislative branch of Middletown city government. It's composed of 12 elected individuals…More who represent the city as a whole. The council adopts ordinances and resolutions and determines the annual municipal budget. It also levies taxes and authorizes the issuance of bonds. The public is invited to attend and speak at all council committee meetings, including regular meetings, which are held on the first Monday of the month at 7pm in the Council Chamber of city hall. Agendas and minutes of council meetings may be obtained via the council's website, the council clerk's office or the town clerk's office.